Rick Hummel had the St. Louis Cardinals beat for 24 years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch then became that paper's baseball columnist. He has covered at least 30 World Series and 28 All-Star Games. He was named Missouri Sportswriter of the Year in 1994 and won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in 2007. He co-authored Tony LaRussa's autobiography, which came out in 2012.
Source: Quincy Sports Hall of Fame