In the comment section for the original post concerning voting for Joe for the Frick Award, I had stated that I couldn’t vote for Joe because he had never shown “excellence in broadcasting”. I assumed that this was the criteria for the award.
And we know what happens when you assume..
After reading an article in this morning’s Enquirer (which I can’t find in the online version, it’s in my local section) concerning some local Butler County politicians, etc that are rallying behind Joe’s candidacy, I’ve learned that the criteria is not what I thought.
According to the article:
Each year, the Baseball HOF honors a broadcaster who has made major contributions to the sport. Criteria include longevity, popularity, continuity with a team, and honors.
I went out to the HOF website, and could only find the description as having “made major contributions to the sport”.
I completely believe that Joe Nuxhall fits these criteria and will be voting for him and hope that you’ll join me.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.