Tracy has been covering Major League Baseball since 1976. Over the years he has covered the Royals, Angels, Mariners, Rangers and in 1992 he began coverage of the Rockies, who began play the following season. Tracy was the 2005 recipient of the J.T. Taylor Spink Award for his work as a baseball writer. He was presented the award during the 2006 Hall of Fame Ceremony. He was a two-time Colorado Sports Writer of the Year and was awarded the 2000 Shining Star Award by the Colorado Press Association, the only sportswriter ever nominated for the honor. A fifth-generation Wyoming native, Tracy and his wife Jane live northwest of Cheyenne with their five horses and three barn cats.