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  • 8 Outstanding "Mic Men" Named as final candidates for the 2020 Ford C. Frick Award

    8 baseball broadcasters have been named as finalists for the 2020 Ford C.Frick Award.
    The winning broadcaster will be named on Wednesday, December 11 at Baseball's Winter Meetings.

    DeWayne Statts (Tampa Bay Rays Television)
    Joe Castiglione (Boston Red Sox Radio)
    Tom Hamilton (Cleveland Indians Radio)
    Pat Hughes (Chicago Cubs Radio)
    Ken Harrelson (Chicago White Sox Television)
    Mike Shannon (St.Louis Cardinals Radio)
    Jacques Doucet (Montreal Expos - Radio; Toronto Blue Jays - Television - member of the Candian Baseball Hall Of Fame).
    the late, Ned Martin (Boston Red Sox Radio)


  • #2
    I hope Jacques Doucet receives his long-overdue recognition.
    "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
    "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
    "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
    "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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    • #3
      Is that Mike "The Moonman" Shannon?
      “There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.” Walter Lippmann

      "I don't care if the guy is yellow or black, or if he has stripes like a ******* zebra. I'm the manager of this team and I say he [Robinson] plays." - Leo Durocher

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      • #4
        Mike Shannon has the legacy but he sounds like he has marbles in his mouth.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by JR Hart View Post
          Mike Shannon has the legacy but he sounds like he has marbles in his mouth.
          Maybe they're moon rocks?
          “There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.” Walter Lippmann

          "I don't care if the guy is yellow or black, or if he has stripes like a ******* zebra. I'm the manager of this team and I say he [Robinson] plays." - Leo Durocher

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          • #6
            Apparently, I (and millions of other people), imagined that the TBS crew ever existed.
            3 6 10 21 29 31 35 41 42 44 47

            "All of which makes perfect sense on paper, unless you have actually at any time in your life watched baseball being played." - The Commissioner

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            • #7
              I always imagined Shannon as a sober Joe Nuxhall.
              "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
              "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
              "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
              "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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              • #8
                Jacques Doucet is the best of the bunch.

                I also think Susan Waldman deserves to win this award and is long overdue (and I am not a Yankees fan).

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                • #9
                  What about Greg Brown for the Pirates?

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                  • #10
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                    • #11
                      Doucet has been nominated at least a few times before. I don't think they'll Susan Lucci him forever. (Or I hope not!)

                      Other names that jump out, more or less in order, are Harrelson, Shannon, Statts, & Castiglione.

                      I'm sure the other guys are/were great too; it's hard to know much about every team's local guys.

                      Suzyn Waldman would be the first female Frick winner; that would be nice. I think she's closer to a solid broadcaster than an extraordinary one, but she's had a long run now, and she deserves a lot of trailblazer credit. (As does the man who handpicked her, George Steinbrenner.)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Cougar View Post
                        I think she's closer to a solid broadcaster than an extraordinary one, but she's had a long run now.....
                        I think this sums up most candidates, quite succinctly, for both the Frick and Spink Awards.

                        I really don't know how they choose and I wish the Hall of Fame had nothing to do with the awards.
                        "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
                        "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
                        "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
                        "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Chadwick View Post
                          I think this sums up most candidates, quite succinctly, for both the Frick and Spink Awards.

                          I really don't know how they choose and I wish the Hall of Fame had nothing to do with the awards.
                          I'm pretty sure that the only reason there is a tie in is for years where no players are inducted so the town of Cooperstown, NY can justify having a ceremony.

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                          • #14
                            I grew up listening to Tom Hamilton, so it’s nice to see him recognized. Don’t know much about the other guys so have no idea who is most deserving.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post
                              I'm pretty sure that the only reason there is a tie in is for years where no players are inducted so the town of Cooperstown, NY can justify having a ceremony.
                              Maybe. Fixing the HOF electoral process to insure that would be too obvious.
                              "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
                              "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
                              "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
                              "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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