After four decades of covering Major League Baseball, Tim Kurkjian is the 2022 winner of the Baseball Writers' Association of America's Career Excellence Award.

Kurkjian is a longtime writer and analyst for ESPN.

The award, the highest honor awarded by the BBWAA, is given out annually "for meritorious contributions to baseball writing." Kurkjian, who turns 65 on Friday, will be recognized at Hall of Fame ceremonies this summer.