NEW YORK (AP) — The late Hall of Fame pitchers Dizzy Dean and Don Drysdale are candidates for the Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting, along with Fox’s Joe Buck, ESPN’s Dan Shulman and NBC’s Al Michaels. Dave Campbell, Ernesto Jerez and Buddy Blattner also are finalists, the Hall said Monday. […]
In a different era, the sportscasterer winding down after a long night of calling balls, strikes, first downs, field goals or what have you might be eager to get to the bar. Joe Buck of Fox Sports yearns merely for a steaming bowl of chicken noodle or creamy tomato. Buck’s head is no doubt crammed with baseball stats and football maneuvers, but he has reason these days to keep a little space in his mind for the condition of his throat. His current Fox Sports schedule may have him talking to fans for 17 of 18 consecutive days.
Longtime NFL-MLB announcer Joe Buck will join golf legend Greg Norman covering the USGA Championships next year. The golf world is going to be “blown away with the effort and the ability that we’re going to throw at this,” promised Buck.