Tom Cheek Deserves the 2011 Ford C. Frick Award

Ford C. FrickTom Cheek deserves to win the Ford C. Frick Award. The Ford C. Frick Award is the highest honour for baseball broadcasters and they're now accepting votes as they select the final ballot for the 2011 Ford C. Frick Award. Go to now and vote for Tom Cheek.

This is the sixth year I've encouraged you to vote for Tom Cheek as a finalist for the Ford C. Frick Award, and I take it personally that he's not yet in Cooperstown. Removing my extremely biased perspective for a moment, Tom Cheek called Blue Jays games since day one, calling 4,306 of them in a row. During that time Toronto won two World Series championships and a few additional division pennants. He was the voice of my summers.

Here are previous entries I've written about Cheek's eligibility for the Ford C. Frick Award.

And yes, I shall use this opportunity to remind you that I've archived all of Tom Cheek's Greatest Hits. Click over and remember the glory days of Blue Jays baseball. And don't forget to vote for Tom.

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He's the leading vote getter so far. Vote early AND often.

September 4, 2010 @ 11:50 PM


Done. You're right, Mike. Well-deserved and very overdue. I remember listening to him call the first game - while I was delivering papers on my Toronto Star route - riding my bicycle, wearing a Radio Shack (big, plastic, over the head and ears) headphone AM radio.

September 5, 2010 @ 9:58 AM

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