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Encyclopedia > Ford C. Frick Award

The Ford C. Frick Award is an award bestowed annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame in the United States to a broadcaster for "major contributions to baseball." It is named for Ford Christopher Frick, former Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Before his career as an executive, Frick was a baseball writer; he gained fame as the ghostwriter for Babe Ruth in the 1920s. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Picture of Fenway Park. ... Ford Christopher Frick (December 19, 1894 - April 8, 1978) was an American sportswriter and executive who served as president of the National League from 1934 to 1951 and as Baseball Commissioner from 1951 to 1965. ... In 1920 the owners of Major League Baseball, in order to reestablish confidence of fans in the sport following the Black Sox Scandal, established the office of Commissioner of Baseball. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... A ghostwriter is a writer who writes under someone elses name, with their consent. ... George Herman Ruth (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), better known as Babe Ruth, also commonly known by the nicknames The Bambino and The Sultan of Swat, was an American baseball player and United States national icon. ... Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties . In Europe it is sometimes refered to as the Golden Twenties. ...


In tribute to Frick, the award for career excellence in baseball broadcasting was created in 1978. Winners give a speech at the Hall of Fame during induction weekend, and their names are added to a plaque in the library of the Hall of Fame; they are not, however, considered to be members of the Hall of Fame. Winners of the Frick Award, if still living, also become life members of the Veterans Committee, which considers candidates for Hall of Fame induction who are no longer eligible for the regular voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... The Veterans Committee, officially the Committee on Baseball Veterans, is a committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that provides a second chance for Hall of Fame election to players passed over in regular Hall of Fame balloting. ... Founded in 1908 as the Baseball Writers Association of America, the BBWAA is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ...


In 2004, fans were allowed to nominate candidates for the award for the first time. See also: 2003 in sports, other events of 2004, 2005 in sports, list of years in sports. // Events On January 28, International Olympic Committee Vice-President Kim Un-yong is arrested on charges of corruption in Seoul. ...


Recipients of the Ford C. Frick Award


 
 

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