Kubek among Frick Award finalists
Former Yankees player had long career in broadcasting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Former Yankees player and broadcaster Tony Kubek is among the 10 finalists for this year's Ford C. Frick Award, which is presented annually to a broadcaster for "major contributions to baseball."
This year's recipient will be honored during the 2008 Hall of Fame Weekend, July 27-29 in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Kubek, who won the 1957 American League Rookie of the Year Award, was a three-time All-Star who played all nine of his seasons with the Yankees. He appeared in six World Series, winning in 1958, '61 and '62.
After retiring in 1965, he joined NBC Sports for that year's postseason. Kubek remained with NBC for 24 years as a color commentator, teaming with Joe Garagiola on the Game of the Week broadcast.
Kubek also served as a broadcaster for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1977-89, then with the Yankees from 1990-94 before retiring.
In nine years with the Yankees, Kubek hit .266 with 57 home runs and 373 RBIs, playing 882 of his 1,087 games at shortstop.
Kubek is one of 10 finalists, joining Joe Nuxhall, Bill King, Joe Morgan, Dizzy Dean, Tom Cheek, Dave Niehaus, Dave Van Horne, Graham McNamee and Ken Coleman.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.