KC Announcer Denny Matthews to Receive 2007 Ford Frick Award

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced on February 22 that longtime SABR member Denny Matthews, the voice of the Kansas City Royals for 38 years, has been named the 2007 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for major contributions to baseball broadcasting.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced on February 22 that longtime SABR member Denny Matthews, the voice of the Kansas City Royals for 38 years, has been named the 2007 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for major contributions to baseball broadcasting. Matthews will be honored with the award during Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies on Sunday, July 29 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

According the Hall of Fame, Matthews is just one of eight announcers in Major League Baseball history to spend an entire career with one club with at least 35 consecutive seasons behind the microphone. He joins Vin Scully (Dodgers, 56), Jack Buck (St. Louis, 47), Jaime Jarrin (Los Angeles, 44), Joe Nuxhall (Cincinnati, 40), Phil Rizzuto (Yankees, 40), Mike Shannon (St. Louis, 35) and Richie Ashburn (Philadelphia, 35) as the only broadcasters to accomplish the feat.



Originally published: February 27, 2007. Last Updated: February 27, 2007.

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