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WFUV Sports Presents the Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony from Cooperstown

by Kris Venezia, Nick Logerfo, Kenny Ducey
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Doubleday Field.

Bari D, Flickr

Garagiola, Nadel and Angell honored on Hall of Fame Weekend.

With the sun shining in Cooperstown, New York, three men who have devoted much of their lives to baseball were honored at Doubleday Field on Saturday. For the third staright year WFUV Sports presented the Hall of Fame Awards Presentation live from Cooperstown on Hall of Fame Weekend.

Eric Nadel, a play-by-play broadcaster for the Texas Rangers, received the Ford C. Frick Award, and the honor is given to those who demonstrate an excellence in broadcasting. We had the opportunity to interview Nadel during the week before the ceremony.  You can hear the interview below. 

Roger Angell, a regular contributor for The New Yorker on baseball, received the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for his contributions to writing about America's Pastime. 

Joe Garagiola, a former baseball player and broadcaster, received the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award. He was given the award for his lifelong commitment to baseball, including his efforts to end the use of smokeless tobacco. 

For the full Garagiola interview click here

 

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HOF Awards Ceremony Eric Nadel