Enberg on Ballot for Prestigious Frick Award

Dick Enberg
Sept. 17, 2014

By Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Dick Enberg, one of the greats of American sports broadcasting, has done much to bring honor and prestige to his alma mater, Central Michigan University, and his success in his field has helped to raise the university’s profile on a national basis.

Now, CMU supporters can do something to help the Michigan native who is on the ballot for the Ford C. Frick Award, presented by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The award, which has been presented annually since 1978, honors excellence in baseball broadcasting. Among the past winners are legends of the mic, including Ernie Harwell, Vin Scully, Harry Caray and Jack Buck.

Fans may vote by clicking here.

Fans may vote once a day until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Enberg’s name is among 40 on the preliminary ballot, and the top three vote-getters in the online fan balloting will be named to the 10-person ballot for the 2015 award.

The remaining seven names on the final ballot will be selected by the Hall of Fame research committee. The ballot will be announced in early October.

Enberg was born in Mount Clemens and graduated from Armada High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from CMU in 1957 and embarked on a broadcasting career covering the gamut of sports, including the Olympics, the NFL, Major League Baseball, college basketball, the NBA, the U.S. Open golf tournament, and Wimbledon, among many others.

Among his many broadcasting credits are eight Super Bowls, and he has earned 13 Sports Emmy Awards as well as the Lifetime Achievement Emmy.

He is in his fifth year as the television play-by-play voice of the San Diego Padres.
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