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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Niehaus Wins 08 Frick Award

posted by Patrick

Today, on his 73rd birthday, our very own Dave Niehaus has been selected as the 2008 Ford C. Frick Award winner for excellence in broadcasting. This prestigious award gives much deserved recognition to the great broadcasters in baseball history like Ernie Harwell, Vin Scully, Harry Caray, Bob Eucker and many more.

As many already know, Mr. Niehaus has been the voice of the Mariners since their inception in 1977. His voice has become familiar with M's fans both young and old and his sayings like "That ball wil fly away" and "My, oh my" have become part of Mariners history forever. Even through the many losing seasons early on, Niehaus has remained loyal to the orgination and to the fans and there is no one more deserving to see the Mariners succeed than Dave Niehaus.

This award is truly recognizing an amazing individual with great passion, dedication, enthusiasm and loyalty towards the game of baseball and the Seattle Mariners. He has already been eternalized in the Mariners Hall of Fame and now he will become a part of baseball lore as he is admitted into the broadcasters wing of the MLB Hall of Fame.

Note: As of the end of the 2007 season, Niehaus has called all but 82 of the teams 4,899 games

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

My oh my! I have so many great memories listening to Dave.

Truely a legend.

I think my favorite has got to be "pull out the rye breed and mustard grandma, cause that one's a grand salami."

About time!

topher said...

I know you were looking for something to defines the M's for your banner. Well, Dave would be a good start.

Quinn said...

At first I thought it read "Niehaus Wins a Frickin Award." Whoooopsie.