Los Angeles – In celebration of its eighth anniversary Tuesday, the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) is proud to announce the naming of Dayn Perry, baseball writer for CBSSports.com, as Honorary Chairman of the organization.

At CBSSports.com since 2012, Perry has previously been a full-time contributor to FOXSports.com, ESPN.com, and SportsTALK.com. In addition to numerous freelance credits, he’s also written three books about baseball, including a biography of Reggie Jackson. A Mississippi native, he lives in Chicago with his wife, son, and dog.

Perry, who succeeds ESPN.com’s David Schoenfield as the organization’s fourth honorary chairman, will announce the results of each IBWAA election via social media and generally champion the group’s efforts during a one-year term. His successor will be announced July 4, 2018. Previous honorary chairs include ESPN.com’s Jim Caple and Tom Hoffarth, of the Los Angeles Daily News.

The IBWAA was established July 4, 2009 to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as a digital alternative to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). Voting for full season awards takes place in September of each year, with selections being announced in November. The IBWAA also holds a Hall of Fame election in December of each year, with results being announced the following January.

Among others, IBWAA members include Jim Bowden and David Schoenfield of ESPN.com; Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports; Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports Hardball Talk; Bill Chuck, GammonsDaily.com; Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Jon Heyman and Jesse Spector, Today’s Knuckleball; Danny Knobler, Bleacher Report; Kevin Kennedy; Kostya Kennedy, Sports Illustrated; Will Leitch, Sports on Earth; Bruce Markusen, Hardball Times; Ross Newhan; Dayn Perry and Matt Snyder, CBSSports.com; Tom Hoffarth and J.P. Hoornstra Los Angeles Daily News; Pedro Moura, Los Angeles Times; Tracy Ringolsby, MLB.com; Ken Rosenthal, FoxSports.com; Eno Sarris, FanGraphs; and Bill Arnold.

Association membership is open to any and all Internet baseball writers, with a lifetime fee of $75. Discounts for groups and scholarships are available. Members must be 18 years of age to apply.

For more information please visit www.ibwaa.com.


Howard Cole
Founding Director, IBWAA

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