COOPERSTOWN, NY (KTVI)-The Cardinals Mike Shannon and nine other baseball broadcasters were named finalist for the 2013 Ford C. Frick Award Tuesday. They award is presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The winner will be announced on December 4 at the Baseball Winter Meetings and honored during Hall of Fame Weekend, July 26-29, 2013 in Cooperstown.
The 10 finalists for the 2013 Frick Award are: Tom Cheek, Ken Coleman, Jacques Doucet, John Gordon, Bill King, Graham McNamee, Eric Nadel, Eduardo Ortega, Mike Shannon and Dewayne Staats.
Shannon has called Cardinals games for 41 years .
The award is named in memory of Hall of Famer Ford C. Frick, renowned sportswriter, radio broadcaster, National League president and Baseball commissioner.