For the past two years, the radio voice of the Rangers, Eric Nadel, has been a finalist for the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting--and if you’re so inclined, you can help him make it three.
The longest tenured broadcaster in franchise history with 34 seasons under his belt, Nadel’s already highly decorated career includes seven National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Texas Sportscaster of the Year Awards. He’s been named the best broadcaster in Texas twice by the Associated Press, and earlier this month, he was inducted into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame.
"More than anything, it means that I have been here long enough to have bonded with our fans and developed a relationship with them," Nadel said of the induction, per TexasRangers.com. "It's not easy listening to the same voice, night after night, 162 times a year without getting sick of it. To have people enjoy listening to me doing that for this long is very special to me. And having had the opportunity to experience the growth of this organization into a model franchise has been incredible."
Online voting for the award kicked off on Monday, and ends September 7. To cast your vote, go here. Finalists will be announced in October, and the winner of the 2013 Ford C. Frick Award will be named in December.