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Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione among finalists for Frick Award

Joe Castiglione, ‘Voice of the Red Sox,’  once called Hamden home

Joe Castiglione, ‘Voice of the Red Sox,’ once called Hamden home

Hall of Fame finalist

Joe Castiglione, a radio voice of the Boston Red Sox for the last 31 seasons, is one of the 10 finalists for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s broadcasting award.

Other finalists for the Ford C. Frick Award are: Ken Harrelson, Mike Shannon, Jacques Doucet, Bill King, Duane Kuiper, Eric Nadel, Eduardo Ortega, Dewayne Staats and Pete van Wieren. Doucet, King and Kuiper were the top three picks in online voting by fans.

Harrelson, who was on the Red Sox Impossible Dream team in 1967, has broadcast for the Red Sox, New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox, spending 27 years in Chicago. Shannon has called St. Louis Cardinals games for 42 years following a nine-year playing career with the Redbirds.

Final voting for the award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting, will be conducted by a 20-member panel. The winner will be announced on Dec. 11 at the baseball winter meetings and will be honored in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 26, 2014, as part of Hall of Fame induction weekend.

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