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Joe SOOO deserves this tribute.

Late Reds announcer Nuxhall joins list of Frick finalists

Oct. 6, 2008

CBSSports.com wire reports

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Former Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Joe Nuxhall was selected as a finalist Monday for the Ford Frick Award.

Joe Nuxhall led fan balloting with 19,547 votes and was followed by former Montreal Expos broadcaster Jacques Doucet (10,282) and Toronto's Tom Cheek (8,992), who also will appear on the ballot.

They join seven broadcasters selected by a Hall of Fame research committee: Billy Berroa, Ken Coleman, Dizzy Dean, Lanny Frattare, Tony Kubek, Graham McNamee and Dave Van Horne.

Nuxhall, a 135-game winner during 16 major league seasons spent almost entirely with the Reds, died last year of cancer.

Voting will be conducted by the 15 living winners of the award, given for excellence in baseball broadcasting, and five broadcast historians/columnists. The winner will be announced Dec. 9 at the winter meetings in Las Vegas.

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