Year Inducted – 2022

Hal McCoy, born in Akron, Ohio, is an American sportswriter. He was the Cincinnati Reds writer at and a former beat writer for the Dayton News covering the Cincinnati Reds.  McCoy was honored by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) in 2002 as the winner of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, which is awarded annually at the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction festivities “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing.”

He has won 52 Ohio and national writing awards.  On June 8, 2015, McCoy was inducted in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association’s Hall of Fame.  McCoy is an honors graduate from the Kent State University School of Journalism and played first base at Kent on a partial baseball scholarship.