Gary Cohen, who has spent the last 28 years with the Mets, is among eight finalists named for the 2017 Frick Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. One among the standout group of Cohen, Jacques Doucet, Ken Harrelson, Pat Hughes, Bill King, Mike Krukow, Ned Martin and Dewayne Staats will be honored with the award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting.
The presentation to the winner will be made on Saturday, July 29, during the Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown.
Cohen, a native of Queens, was a member of the WFAN Radio broadcast team for 17 years before taking over as lead play-by-play voice on SNY. He also participates in the network’s sports and entertainment programs and contributes to its website, www.sny.tv.
This year’s finalists are among current major league markets, per changes made in the process which sees a three-year rotating cycle of categories. Next year, national voices will be recognized, followed by early team voices/pioneers for the 2019 award.
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