Francis: Ken ‘Hawk’ Harrelson honored by election as 2020 Frick Award winner

From SABR member Bill Francis at on December 11, 2019:

Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, a part of professional baseball for eight decades, has been recognized for his stellar work behind a microphone.

It was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11, that the former big league outfielder-turned-legendary-broadcaster would be honored this summer in Cooperstown with the 2020 Ford C. Frick Award.

“It’s just such an honor,” said Harrelson on a media conference call from Orlando, Fla., soon after he received the good news. “I’ve always considered myself to be probably as lucky, if not the luckiest, human being who ever stepped two feet on the face of the earth.

“I’ve got a great family and had a wonderful career. I’ve been with some great people and with an organization (the White Sox) that I think, in my opinion, is certainly the best in baseball and one of the best in all of sports. So it’s going to be an honor. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

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Originally published: December 11, 2019. Last Updated: December 11, 2019.