Joe Posnanski is the NSSA 2011 National Sportswriter of the Year

On Monday, senior writer Joe Posnanski (@jposnanski) was named the 2011 National Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. This marks the second consecutive year that a Sports Illustrated writer has been honored, as Peter King was the 2010 recipient of the award.

Since arriving at Sports Illustrated in 2009, Posnanski has cemented his reputation as a prolific and highly-regarded storyteller. His “Curiously Long Posts” is one of the most widely-read blogs in sports and has earned him several accolades in the past year, including a National Headliner Award for Online-only Writing and a FOLIO Eddie Award for Best Online Column or Blog. Posnanski has also written memorable cover stories for the past two “Where Are They Now?” issues—on Hall of Famers Yogi Berra (2011) and Stan Musial (2010)—in addition to numerous columns for the magazine’s Scorecard and Point After. He has also been the regular back page columnist for GOLF Magazine since September.

Since the NSSA created the National Sportswriter Award in 1959, a Sports Illustrated writer has received the honor 20 times—the most of any organization. Congratulations to Joe!

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