MILWAUKEE -- Former Milwaukee Braves and Brewers radio voice Merle Harmon and current Brewers television analyst Bill Schroeder are among 75 candidates for the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting. Fans will choose three of the 10 finalists via online balloting. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum selected two candidates to represent each big league city, plus 15 at-large selections. Eligible candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of continuous Major League broadcast service with a ballclub, network, or a combination of the two. Fans can cast their votes once per day at the Hall of Fame's Facebook page --www.facebook.com/baseballhall -- from Sept. 1-30. Results of the fan voting will be announced on Oct. 5, and the Frick Award winner will be announced Dec. 6 during baseball's Winter Meetings.
Harmon called games for five Major League teams, including the Braves and Brewers, and also worked professional football games for the Chiefs and Jets. Schroeder, a former Brewers catcher, is in his 17th season in the team's broadcast booth.