Former Astros Voice Elston Wins Hall Of Fame's Frick Award
February 21, 2006 at 8:58 PM (PT)
Longtime former HOUSTON ASTROS voice GENE ELSTON has been named to baseball's Hall of Fame as this year's FORD C. FRICK Award winner.
ELSTON started his career at KVFD-A/FORT DODGE, IA in 1941, then, after serving in the NAVY, becoming the voice of the minor league WATERLOO WHITE HAWKS in 1946 and moving to DES MOINES in 1950. ELSTON joined the CHICAGO CUBS radio booth in 1954 and did MUTUAL's GAME OF THE DAY with BOB FELLER from 1958 through 1960, then joined the expansion HOUSTON COLT .45s in 1962 and stayed with the franchise (which became the ASTROS) for 25 years, after which he called games for CBS RADIO. ELSTON currently works for TAL SMITH ENTERPRISES.