2010 Frick Ballot Preview: Joe Nuxhall
Winner to be announced First week in february
January 27, 2010
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Joe Nuxhall spent 38 years broadcasting for the Cincinnati Reds. He began his broadcast tenure with the team in 1967 and in 1974, he teamed with 200 Frick Award winner Marty Brennaman for 31 seasons.
|Joe Nuxhall is one of 10 finalists for the 2010 Ford C. Frick Award. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)|
Nuxhall 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. He earned his spot on the final ballot by finishing third in online fan voting with 1, 363 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.
Nuxhall spent 53 total years with the Reds, beginning with his 16-year pitching career (1944, 1952-66), including all or parts of 15 seasons with the Reds. At 15 years old on June 10, 1944, Nuxhall became the youngest player in modern day history to appear in a major league game, a record that still stands. Nuxhall passed away on Nov. 15, 2007.