Eclipse Awards: (1971-1998): Outstanding Newspaper Writing

1971 – Scott Young, Toronto Telegram
1972 – Phil Ranallo, Buffalo Courier Express
1973 – Red Smith, New York Times
1974 – William H. Rudy, New York Post
1975 -Bob Harding, Newark Star-Ledger
1976 – Edwin Pope, Miami Herald
1977 – Skip Bayless, Los Angeles Times
1978 – Joe Hirsch, Daily Racing Form
1979 – Billy Reed, Louisville Courier-Journal
1980 – Maryjean Wall, Lexington Herald-Leader
1981 – Dave Kindred, Washington Post
1982 – Edwin Pope, Miami Herald
1983 – Dave Koerner, Louisville Times
1984 – Bill Christine, Los Angeles Times/Eddie Donnaly, Dallas Morning News
1985 – Paul Moran, Newsday
1986 – Edwin Pope, Miami Herald
1987 – Tim Layden, Capital Newspapers
1988 – Billy Reed, Lexington Herald-Leader
1989 – Ronnie Virgets, Gambi
1990 – Paul Moran, Newsday
1991 – No Award Given
1992 – James Wallace, Seattle Post Intelligencer
1993 – Jennie Rees, Louisville Courier-Journal
1994 – Mike Downey, Los Angeles Times
1995 – Stephanie Diaz, Riverside Press-Enterprise
1996 – Tom Keyser, The Baltimore Sun
1997 – Maryjean Wall, Lexington Herald-Leader
1998 – Tom Keyser, The Baltimore Sun