Tom 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 http://www.facebook.com/baseballhall?v=app_20678178440 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.
- Vote for Tom - 2005
- The Ford Frick Award - 2006
- Show Tom Some Frick'n Respect - 2007
- The Annual Ford C. Frick Award Plea - 2007
- Cheek's Ford C. Frick Award - 2008
- Let's Get Tom Cheek His Ford C. Frick Award - 2009
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.