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Danny Duffy was arrested for DUI on Sunday

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Kansas City’s sports radio 810 WHB reports that Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol Sunday evening in Overland Park, Kansas. UPDATE: multiple other news outlets have now, after contacting the Overland Park police, confirmed WHB’s report.

WHB reports that, based on Overland Park municipal court records, Duffy was charged with the violation at 7:35pm. The Royals lost at Cleveland 12-0 earlier in the day. Duffy is scheduled for arraignment September 19 at 1:00pm.

Duffy is 8-8 with a 3.78 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 116/36 in 131 innings this year. He is currently on the disabled list with what has been diagnosed with a low-grade pronator strain in his elbow.

UPDATE: The circumstances of his arrest were . . . interesting. Short version: he was arrested after passing out behind the wheel of his car at a Burger King drive-through.

Sheldon Ocker named winner of the 2018 J.G. Taylor Spink Award

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The Baseball Writers Association of America has named Sheldon Ocker the winner of the 2018 J.G. Taylor Spink Award. He will be honored with the award that is presented annually to a sportswriter “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing” during Hall of Fame inductions in Cooperstown on July 29.

Ocker began covering the Indians for the Akron Beacon Journal in 1981 and did so until 2013, when he retired. He was national president of the BBWAA in 1985 and served as chair of the Cleveland Chapter 11 times. He named Ohio Sports Writer of the Year in 1997 and 2000 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.