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Shannon Up For Ford C. Frick Award

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St. Louis Cardinals radio broadcaster Mike Shannon throws a ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of the National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 19, 2012.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Cardinals radio broadcaster Mike Shannon throws a ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of the National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 19, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (KMOX) - Mike Shannon and nine others are among the finalists for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting, museum officials announced Wednesday.

Mike Shannon is in his 42nd year of calling St. Louis Cardinals games. His career in the booth follows a nine-year playing career for the Redbirds. The 74-year-old is a St. Louis native who attended CBC High School and the University of Missouri.

The finalists for the 2014 Frick Award are: Joe Castiglione, Jacques Doucet, Ken Harrelson, Bill King, Duane Kuiper, Eric Nadel, Eduardo Ortega, Mike Shannon, Dewayne Staats and Pete van Wieren.

A 20-member panel will consider the merits of the ten finalists and three online vote nominees, with a decision to be announced December 11 at the Baseball Winter Meetings.

Previous winners of the Ford C. Frick Award include Jack Buck in 1987 and Harry Caray in 1989.

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