|Former Blue Jays announcer Cheek wins Frick Award|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:07|
The award was announced by the baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday at the winter meetings. Cheek died in 2005.
Cheek called the first 4,306 regular-season and 41 postseason games in the Blue Jays' history, starting in 1977.
Cheek's most famous call came in the 1993 World Series when Joe Carter hit a home run in Game 6 against Philadelphia that won the championship.
``Touch `em all, Joe!'' Cheek said into the microphone. ``You'll never hit a bigger home run in your life.''
Cheek worked as backup announcer for the Montreal Expos in 1974. He later joined the Jays and didn't miss a game until 2004.
Cheek will be honored during the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies July 26-29 in Cooperstown, N.Y. He was born in 1939, one day after the Hall opened.