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Voting Underway for Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford Frick Award for Broadcasting

The Baseball Hall of Fame is starting the cycle for the Class of 2013. The Ford C. Frick Award, given each year as a baseball announcer lifetime achievement, is asking fans to select the Top 40 from the Hall’s Facebook page.

The Facebook ballot includes 222 radio and television broadcasters. Among the list are several with notable careers behind the mic in New York. For example, Ken Singleton, the longtime Yankee analyst (and occasional play-by-play man), from MSG Network and YES Network, since its inception in 2002, is on the ballot.

Yankee fans can also choose veteran radio voice John Sterling, calling game every since 1989. His former on-air partner Charley Steiner is on the first ballot. Steiner now handles the Los Angeles Dodgers radio play-by-play work.

Vintage Yankee announcer Bill White is back on the list. White, as he was affectionately known by Phil Rizzuto, was joined in the booth by Rizzuto and Frank Messer throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

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Vin Scully to Miss Second Consecutive Game

Vin Scully will miss his second consecutive game with a cold according to a Los Angeles Dodgers team spokesman.

The 84-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster missed only his second home opener in 63 years Tuesday. Charley Steiner and Steve Lyons filled in for Scully on the Prime Ticket broadcast.

It’s not sure when Scully will return and he is considered day-to-day.

Speedy recovery, Vin.

Vin Scully Not Traveling to Spring Training

Whether it’s the beginning of the end or just some extra R&R, Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully won’t be traveling with the team to Arizona for Spring Training.

Televised games will be handled by the duos of Steve Lyons and Eric Collins and Rick Monday and Charley Steiner from Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz.

In the past, Scully has called the weekend Spring Training games from Camelback Ranch, but instead will remain home in Los Angeles.

He will make his 2012 debut on April 3 when the Dodgers host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Dodger Stadium.

Boxing Great Joe Frazier, Always in Ali’s Shadow, Dead at 67

Start of "Trilogy of the Century," Frazier (left) knocks down Ali in 1971/boxingmemories.com

He may not have been “The Greatest,” but Joe Frazier was recognized as a great fighter in his own right. He famously took Muhammed Ali to the limit in three epic battles.

Frazier died last night following a short battle with liver cancer. He was 67.

“He wasn’t so much a boxer as he was a fighter,” Former Yankees broadcaster Charley Steiner tells FishbowlNY. “A tough S.O.B. who left it all in the ring every time he fought.”

In 1971, Frazier outslugged his nemesis in a 15-round decision, a fight at Madison Square Garden aptly hyped as the “Fight of the Century.”

“Smokin’ Joe” and Ali would battle in two more classic bouts, concluding in 1975 with The Thrilla in Manila.

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Dodgers Make it Official and Sign Deal with KLAC

The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with Clear Channel Communications, which makes KLAC 570-AM the new broadcast home of the baseball organization from 2012-2014.

Tom Hoffarth of the Daily News first reported last month the Dodgers had agreed in principal to a multilyear deal with the sports talk station.

After the jump is the release from the Dodgers:

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Los Angeles Dodgers Moving to KLAC in 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers will have a new radio home starting in 2012.

The organization has agreed in principal to a multiyear deal with KLAC 570-AM, leaving KABC AM-790 after three seasons, according to the Daily News. A person familiar with the matter confirmed the story with the newspaper but the source could not be identified since the deal has not been announced.

The Dodgers’ broadcasters (Vin Scully, Jaime Jarrin, Charley Steiner, Rick Monday, Pepe Yniguez, Fernando Valenzuela) are all under contract with the team and won’t be affected by the pending deal, which has to be approved by Major League Baseball.

Former Jets Player, Analyst, Sam DeLuca Dies at 75

Sam DeLuca spanned two generations of New York Jets fans–first as a player, then as a broadcaster. The New York Post reports DeLuca died yesterday of pancreatic cancer. He was 75.

DeLuca spent three years during the mid 1960s as an offensive guard. However, his career was cut short in 1967 when he suffered a knee injury in a preseason game.

The unfortunate incident did provide good timing for DeLuca’s next profession.

A strike by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) led to a two-week “audition” calling Jet games on WABC Radio.

He remained with play by play man Merle Harmon through the 1972 season.
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