Who’s your favorite classic baseball announcer? Joe Nuxhall? Bill King? Joe Buck? Ralph Kiner? Dizzy Dean?
It would be a big deal for any of them to be included with the likes of Mel Allen, Red Barber, By Saam and Curt Gowdy.
Online voting is underway for fan selections for the Ford C. Frick Award ballot, run by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Fans will choose three of the 10 nominees.
The award is given to an active or retired broadcaster who has at least 10 years of continuous major league broadcast service with a club and/or network. About 200 people are eligible. Bios appear online. The final ballot will have three fan selections plus seven candidates picked by a Hall research team.
The final recipient, to be announced in February, will be chosen by the 14 living winners — people like Denny Matthews, Marty Brennaman, Jerry Coleman, Joe Garagiola, Harry Kalas, Felo Ramirez and Bob Wolff — plus historians and media people appointed by the Hall.