2010 Frick Ballot Preview: Lanny Frattare
Winner to be announced first week in february
January 24, 2010
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Lanny Frattare spent his entire 33-year career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. This marks the longest tenure as a radio broadcaster with the club, surpassing 1986 Ford C. Frick Award-winner Bob Prince, who broadcasted for 29 years (1948-75).
|Lanny Frattare is one of 10 finalists for the 2010 Ford C. Frick Award.|
Frattare 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.
Frattare’s association with the Pirates organization began in 1974 and 1975 when he broadcast games for the Charleston (WV) Charlies, the Triple-A Pirates affiliate. He joined the Pirates at the major league level in 1976.