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Finalists for Baseball's Ford C. Frick '15 Award Announced

December 10, 2005

December 10, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - The field of candidates is down to ten for the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence. "The award is named after a Wawaka, Ind., native and DePauw University grad who became a New York City sportswriter, broadcaster, National League president for 17 years and baseball commissioner for 14," notes Indiana's Princeton Daily Clarion of Frick, a 1915 graduate of DePauw.

The ten major league baseball.jpgfinalists for the Frick Award include Tony Kubek, Dizzy Dean and Gene Elston. The complete list, and more information, can be found in the newspaper article. Read more about Ford Frick, who conceived the idea of the Baseball Hall of Fame and was himself inducted in 1970, here and here.

Frick was inducted into DePauw University's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989 (access his biography here).

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