Tom Cheek has won the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award. The Ford C. Frick Award is the highest honour for baseball broadcasters.
I've been rallying fans to vote Cheek in for eight years so I'm incredibly pleased he's finally won. 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.
Sadly, we lost Tom far too early. If you remember Tom Cheek, you'll be happy to learn I've archived all of Tom Cheek's Greatest Hits. Click over and remember the glory days of Blue Jays baseball. And if you don't remember Tom Cheek, click on over and see what you missed.
Congrats to Shirley Cheek and the Cheek family. Every summer, I miss Tom Cheek more and more.