Texas Rangers Voice Eric Nadel Named Winner Of Baseball Hall Of Fame's Frick Award
December 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM (PT)
Longtime TEXAS RANGERS radio broadcaster ERIC NADEL has been named the 2014 winner of the FORD C. FRICK Award, the BASEBALL HALL OF FAME's honor for broadcasters. NADEL, who has been with the RANGERS for 35 years, will be inducted into the Hall on JULY 26th along with another veteran broadcaster, JOE GARAGIOLA, who will be honored with the 2014 BUCK O'NEIL Award, and author ROGER ANGELL ("The Summer Game," The New Yorker), who was named winner of the J.G. TAYLOR SPINK Award. NADEL joined the RANGERS in 1979, first paired with MARK HOLTZ, then as lead voice from 1995.
NADEL said, "I'm so excited and tremendously flattered by this honor. As a kid from BROOKLYN who was a radio junkie, I grew up idolizing six of the past winners of the FRICK Award. It is mind-boggling for me to be a part of the list of winners. To arrive at this level of recognition, I'm very, very proud."
HALL OF FAME President JEFF IDELSON said, "ERIC NADEL’s play-by-play has entertained RANGERS fans across the LONE STAR STATE and throughout the SOUTHWEST during warm TEXAS nights since 1979. From NOLAN RYAN's memorable milestones to AMERICAN LEAGUE Championship clinching moments, ERIC's crisp, energetic and enthusiastic delivery of TEXAS RANGERS baseball has transcended multiple generations for 35 seasons.”