The late Tom Cheek named Ford C. Frick Award winner

Former Blue Jays radio broadcaster Tom Cheek. (JOE WARMINGTON/QMI Agency file photo)

Former Blue Jays radio broadcaster Tom Cheek. (JOE WARMINGTON/QMI Agency file photo)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:21 AM ET

NASHVILLE - When you couldn't get a ticket to the SkyDome, he painted pictures so vivid you felt like you were 10 rows behind home plate.

When you wondered why on earth that happened, he explained it in a concise manner.

When the Toronto Blue Jays had added radio outlets coast to coast, deep into September, he was at the mike.

The late Tom Cheek, the original voice of the Blue Jays, after years on the final ballot, was named the winner of the 2013 Ford C. Frick Award on Wednesday morn. His memory will be honoured when his wife, Shirley, steps to the podium on Hall of Fame weekend, July 26-29, in Cooperstown, N.Y.


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