Rick Hummel, affectionately nicknamed The Commish by his fellow writers, was the go-to man for baseball news on the Post-Dispatch staff. He joined the paper in 1971, having graduated from the Mizzou Journalism School in 1968. In his early years there, he covered all sports, becoming the Cardinals’ beat writer in 1978. Rick worked every All-Star Game beginning in 1980 and every World Series since 1977. In 2002 He was promoted to the position of baseball columnist. Rick is in the Writers’ Wing on the National Baseball Hall of Fame and is a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.