Joe Nuxhall in running for Ford Frick Award

by Roger Seay - email

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Joe Nuxhall is once again in the running for Baseball's Ford Frick Award. The award serves to honor excellence in baseball announcing.  Previous winners include Tony Kubek, Mel Allen, Red Barber, Vin Scully and Jack Buck.

The winner is represented in the Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in the "Scribes and Mikemen" exhibit.  They will be honored at the induction ceremony in Cooperstown.

2009 Frick Award winner Tony Kubek will join other past recipients and an appointed research team in selecting the 2010 honoree. Ten finalists will be voted on in January and the winner will be announced in February.

Longtime Cincinnati Reds' announcer Nuxhall gained the most votes online last year for the award but lost out to Kubek.  Nuxhall died in November 2007 at the age of 79. He enjoyed a 63-year association with the Reds, first as a player, making his major league debut at the age of 15, and then as a broadcaster, sitting in the radio booth from 1967-2004.

The top 10 vote getters will make it to the final round.