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Bob Costas Named Winner Of '18 Ford Frick Award For MLB Broadcasting Excellence

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 14 / 17

BOB COSTAS was named this year's Ford Frick Award winner by the Baseball HOF for "superiority in broadcasting the sport," something he "calls his highest honor," according to Dan Caesar of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Costas said, "No disrespect of any other award that I’ve been lucky e...

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