NEW YORK — The late Hall of Fame pitchers Dizzy Dean and Don Drysdale are Applicants to the Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award for excellence at baseball broadcasting, Together with Fox’s Joe Buck, ESPN’s Dan Shulman, and NBC’s Al Michaels.
Dave Campbell, Ernesto Jerez, and Buddy Blattner are also finalists, the Hall said Monday.
The winner will be announced on Dec. 9 and will be honored following July 24 before this Hall of Fame inductions, as well as 2020 Frick winner Ken Harrelson. The 2020 ceremonies were called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year’s Frick Award is for federal voices, a portion of a three-year rotation that includes broadcasting evaporating (fall 2021) and important league markets (fall 2022).
Broadcasters must possess at least 10 continuous years of big-league broadcast service using a staff, network, or mix.
Dean, who that elected into the Hall in 1953 and died in 1974, broadcast for the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns, and he functioned CBS'”Game of the Week” from 1955-65.
Drysdale, who had been voted to the Hall in 1984 and died in 1993, worked ABC broadcasts from 1977-86, for example, its”Monday Night Baseball” bundle.
Buck continues to be Fox’s direct baseball play-by-play voice for 25 seasons, functioning 23 World Series, after 11 seasons broadcasting to the Cardinals.
Shulman functioned ESPN’s”Sunday Night Baseball” bundle from 2011-17 after functioning Toronto Blue Jays matches from 1995-2001 and for ESPN Radio.
Campbell, a former major league infielder, functioned tirelessly for San Francisco, San Diego, and Colorado and ESPN in 1990-2008.
Jerez has functioned ESPN Deportes'”Sunday Night Baseball” for over 25 years Together with the World Series, All-Star Game, and World Baseball Classic.
Blattner functioned 26 seasons, largely from the 1950s and 1960, spending some time with all the”Liberty Game of the Day,” Mutual Sport of the Day,” ABC Game of the Week,” CBS Game of the Week” and NBC and respective groups.