You Can Put It On The Board
The offseason is only a couple days old, but we received some good news already with word that Ken “Hawk” Harrelson has advanced as one of 10 finalists for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2014 Ford C. Frick Award.
The Frick Award is presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Hawk has the chance to become the fifth White Sox broadcaster to win the award, joining previous honorees Bob Elson (1979), Jack Brickhouse (1983), Harry Caray (1989) and Milo Hamilton (1992).
Hawk just completed his 21st consecutive season in the Sox television booth and 29th overall, and his catchphrases have become common terminology among baseball fans not only in Chicago, but throughout the country.
Check out a remix of some of his most famous phrases: http://wapc.mlb.com/cws/play/?content_id=30679589&query=hawk
The other nine worthy finalists are: Joe Castiglione, Jacques Doucet, Bill King, Duane Kuiper, Eric Nadel, Eduardo Ortega, Mike Shannon, Dewayne Staats and Pete van Wieren.
The winner of the 2014 Frick Award will be announced on December 11 at the Baseball Winter Meetings and will be honored during the July 26 Awards Presentation as part of Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 in Cooperstown. To read more about the final 10 candidates, visit www.baseballhall.org.