From SABR member Barbara Gregorich at WordPress.com on August 15, 2015:
In September of this year a research team of the National Baseball Hall of Fame will release a list of candidates for the 2016 Ford C. Frick Award, to be given to a broadcaster who worked during the Broadcasting Dawn Era (roughly 1930-55). The award is given for “major contributions to baseball.” During the month of September fans will get to vote for their favorite candidate on the Hall of Fame’s Facebook Page; in October a final list of ten will be given to the Ford Frick Award Committee, who will make a decision in November. The committee members who cast ballots are asked to base their selection on the following criteria:
• continuity with a club
• honors, including national assignments such as the World Series and All-Star games
• popularity with fans
When it comes to the 2016 Ford Frick Award, I don’t know who the Broadcasting Dawn candidates will be or who the committee will select. I do know who I think is most worthy of the Award, and that man is Jack Graney.
Read the full article here: https://barbaragregorich.wordpress.com/2015/08/15/jack-graney-and-the-broadcasting-dawn-era/
Originally published: August 24, 2015. Last Updated: August 24, 2015.