Dan Shaughnessy is a sports columnist for the Boston Globe. He was born in Groton, Massachusetts, graduated from Holy Cross, and covered Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Evening Sun and the Washington Star from 1977-81. He joined the Boston Globe in 1981 and has been a sports columnist since 1989.
In December of 2015 he was named winner of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. He is scheduled to be honored at Baseball’s Hall of Fame weekend in Cooperstown in July of 2016. Shaughnessy has been named Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year eleven times and nine times has been voted one of America’s top ten sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
Shaughnessy has written twelve books, including The Curse of the Bambino, Francona, and Senior Year. He makes regular appearances on 98.5 FM “The SportsHub”, WHDH SportsXtra, and Comcast Sports New England.