2010 Frick Ballot Preview: Jacques Doucet
Winner to be announced first week in february
January 23, 2010
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Jacques Doucet spent 34 years as the play-by play radio voice of the Montreal Expos on the French network. A fan-favorite, Doucet filed daily reports from Florida during spring training and took part in the network’s special baseball radio shows.
|Jacques Doucet is one of 10 finalists for the 2010 Ford C. Frick Award.|
Doucet 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. Doucet earned his spot by finishing among the top three of all broadcasters in the online fan voting for the final ballot with 5,183 votes. 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.
Prior to radio, Doucet covered the club as a beat writer for the daily newspaper La Presse. For many years, he did the play-by-play for the Championship and World Series games.
Doucet was inducted into the Quebec Baseball Hall of Fame in May 2002 and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in June of 2003.