Cheek, King, Doucet Top Vote-getters in Frick Award Facebook Poll

October 01, 2010
From left: Tom Cheek, Bill King and Jacques Doucet will appear on the final ballot for the 2011 Ford C. Frick Award. (TOR, OAK, Jacquesdoucet.com)

Tom Cheek, Bill King and Jacques Doucet received the most votes in the Ford C. Frick Award ballot voting in September at the Baseball Hall of Fame's Facebook site.

Cheek, King and Doucet will be placed on the ballot for the 2011 Frick Award, along with seven other legendary baseball broadcasters. The complete ballot will be announced in the coming weeks. The winner of the 2011 Frick Award will be announced at Baseball's Winter Meetings Dec. 5-8 in Orlando, Fla.

Cheek, who spent 31 seasons in the radio broadcast booth with the Expos and Blue Jays -- the last 28 (1977-2004) in Toronto -- received 11,661 votes, the second straight year Cheek has paced all candidates in votes. King, who spent 25 seasons as the A's lead radio play-by-play voice, received the second-most votes with 4,758. Doucet, who spent his entire 34-year career as the Expos' French play-by-play radio voice, finished third with 2,715 votes. Over 21,000 votes were recorded in the poll.

Complete bios of all candidates are available here.