2010 Frick Ballot Preview: Jon Miller
Winner to be announced first week in february
January 26, 2010
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Jon Miller has spent 34 years in broadcasting with the Rangers (1978-79), Red Sox (1980-82), Orioles (1983-96) and the last 13 with the San Francisco Giants on radio and television. An award-winning broadcast veteran, Miller is also the play-by-play commentator of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball telecasts.
|Jon Miller is one of 10 finalists for the 2010 Ford C. Frick Award.|
Miller 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.
After a four-year stint at NBC-TV from 1986-89 where he announced an occasional Game of the Week with either 2009 Frick winner Tony Kubek or 1991 Frick winner Joe Garagiola, Miller was hired by ESPN.
During his 20-year tenure at ESPN, he has been nominated multiple times for an “ACE” award, emblematic of cable television excellence and won the award in 1991 and 1996 for his play-by-play work. He has been nominated twice for a national Emmy Award in 1995 and 1996.
Miller has broadcast the Words Series on ESPN Radio for the past 10 years. The Bay Area native has also broadcast hockey, basketball and soccer during his distinguished career.