Four members of the Rangers' broadcast family have advanced to the second round of balloting for the 2013 Ford C. Frick Award, which is presented annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for excellence in baseball broadcasting.
The late Mark Holtz joins radio voice Eric Nadel and the current TV tandem of Tom Grieve and Steve Busby in the second round, which includes the top 41 vote-getters from the first round.
From the press release:
Fan voting for the 2013 Frick Award ballot began Aug. 20 at www.facebook.com/baseballhall, and more than 12,600 votes were cast in Round One.
The top 41 vote-getters (the top 40 plus ties) advanced to the Fan Finals, with voting at the Hall of Fame’s Facebook site running through 5 p.m. ET on Oct. 5. The top three vote-getters among the 41 finalists will be placed on the final 2013 Frick Award ballot, with the other seven finalists determined by a Hall of Fame committee. The final ballot will be announced Oct. 9.
The Ford C. Frick Award is presented annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for excellence in baseball broadcasting. The 2013 Frick Award winner will be selected by a 21-member electorate, with the winner to be announced at baseball’s Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn., in early December.