Long time Blue Jays broadcaster Tom Cheek has been named the 2013 Ford C. Frick Award for Broadcasting Excellence. Tom will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. on July 27, 2013.
Tom Cheek was the voice of summer for generations of baseball fans in Canada and beyond. He helped a nation understand the elements of the game and swoon for the summer excitement that the expansion franchise brought a hockey-crazed nation starting in the late 1970s. He then authored the vocal narrative of a team that evolved into one of the most consistent clubs of the 1980s and 1990s. We are thrilled to celebrate Tom’s legacy with baseball broadcasting’s highest honor.” – Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson
Tom was the voice of the Blue Jays and called the first 4,306 regular season games, as well as the first 41 playoff games in team history. Please check out the official press release from the Baseball Hall of Fame to learn more about one of the greatest broadcasters in baseball history, Tom Cheek!