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Legendary Atlanta Braves Broadcaster Skip Caray is Finalist for Ford C. Frick Award

October 6th, 2011 at 11:10 PM
By Jonathan McCullough

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced the ten finalists for the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award on Wednesday. Among the finalists for the prestigious award, given every year for excellence in baseball broadcasting, is legendary Atlanta Braves broadcaster Skip Caray.

Caray, father of current Braves broadcaster Chip Caray and son of renowned Cubs announcer Harry Caray, broadcasted Braves games for 33 years. Caray, Pete Van Wieren and Ernie Johnson were the very definition of Braves baseball and broadcasting for decades. Caray passed away in 2008.

The Ford C. Frick Award will be announced on December 6 at the Winter Meetings, and the induction of the winner will take place in July of next season in Cooperstown, NY. The other finalists for the Frick Award are: Rene Cardenas, Tom Cheek, Ken Coleman, Jacques Doucet, Bill King, Tim McCarver, Graham McNamee, Eric Nadel and Mike Shannon.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, MLB, Skip Caray

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