About Bob

Bob Elliott

Bob Elliott

Bob Elliott covered his first Major League game in 1978, the Montreal Expos home opener at Olympic Stadium.

After writing about the Expos beat until 1986, Elliott moved to Toronto in 1987 and has covered the Blue Jays as a beat writer and baseball columnist for the Sun.

The Toronto chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America nominated Elliott for the J.G. Taylor Spink award in 2008 and 2009. He finished second both years.
Elliott was presented with a Achievement Award by Sports Media Canada in 2008 joining Canadian writing legends like Milt Dunnell, Scott Young and Ted Reeve, who coached Elliott’s father, also named Bob, with the Queen’s Golden Gaels football team.

Elliott wrote the best seller Hard Ball on MVP winner George Bell in 1990, The Ultimate Blue Jays Trivia Book in 1993 and The Northern Game: Baseball The Canadian Way in 2005, with the forward by fellow Kingston native Don Cherry.

Elliott, who has worked at the Kingston Whig Standard, Ottawa Journal and Ottawa Citizen, was inducted into the Ottawa-Nepean Canadians Hall of Fame as a builder during the 40th anniversary celebrations in 2009.