COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—Eric Nadel the voice of the Texas Rangers for the past 35 years, was honored with the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place this afternoon at Doubleday Field. Nadel was joined on stage by Roger Angell, the winner of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award. Joe Garagiola, winner of the 2014 Buck O’Neil Award, accepted his award by video.
Nadel thanked his friends and family and former broadcasting partners, three– Jon Miller, Brad Sham, and Vince Cotroneo–traveled to support Nadel. For more on this weekend’s events, check out DMN baseball columnist, Evan Grant’s, story along with a transcription of Nadel’s speech.