Tom Cheek Wins Baseball Hall Of Fame's Frick Award
December 6, 2012 at 5:13 AM (PT)
The late TORONTO BLUE JAYS broadcaster TOM CHEEK has been selected as the winner of the 2013 FORD C. FRICK Award from the BASEBALL HALL OF FAME. CHEEK will be honored with the broadcasters' award, given annually, at COOPERSTOWN on HALL OF FAME Weekend JULY 26-29, 2013.
CHEEK was the radio voice for the BLUE JAYS from the team's inception through 2004, broadcasting 4,306 consecutive JAYS regular-season games and all 41 post-season games before taking time off for his father's death on JUNE 2, 2004. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly after returning and underwent surgery on JUNE 13, 2004, recovered enough to finish that season by calling some home games, then was on the air for a half-inning of the 2005 opener at TAMPA BAY. He died that OCTOBER 9th at 66.