2010 Frick Ballot Preview: Skip Caray
Winner to be announced First week in february
January 20, 2010
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Skip Caray spent 33 years broadcasting Atlanta Braves games on TBS. Caray joined Turner Broadcasting in 1972 as the voice of the NBA Atlanta Hawks and was added to Braves’ telecasts in 1976, where he remained until his death in 2008.
|Skip Caray is one of 10 finalists for the 2010 Ford C. Frick Award.|
Caray is one of ten finalists for the 2010 Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The winner of the 2010 Frick Award will be announced during the first week in February and honored during the July 23-26 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Cooperstown.
Presented annually since 1978, the Ford C. Frick Award is given to an active or retired broadcaster with a minimum of 10 years of continuous major league broadcast service with a ball club, network, or a combination of the two.
Caray and his son, Chip, made broadcast history when they joined Skip's dad, Harry, during a Braves-Cubs contest in May of 1991, becoming the first three-generation family to announce a major league game. Harry won the 1989 Ford C. Frick Award.
Skip Caray served as play-by-play announcer for baseball on TBS' coverage of the 1990 Goodwill Games. In 2002 participated in NBC's postseason baseball coverage.
He is a six-time winner of the Georgia Sportscaster of the Year Award, has won a local Emmy for sportscasting and was nominated for a 1994 Cable ACE Award. Caray passed away on Aug. 3, 2008.