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Radio Not a Factor in This Year’s Frick Award

Tony Kubek is the first 'exclusive television' analyst to win

Tony Kubek is the newest Ford C. Frick Award recipient.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum named the long-time baseball announcer to the honor. He worked for NBC “Game of the Week,” the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees for 30 years,.

The award is for major contributions to baseball broadcasting. He’ll will be honored during Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies in July in Cooperstown.

Mel Allen was the first recipient in 1978; Dave Niehaus won last year.

“Kubek also becomes the first primarily television broadcaster to be honored since Bob Wolff in 1995 and the first Frick Award winner to have called games for a Canadian team,” officials said in the announcement.