Dan Shulman among finalists for 2021 Ford C. Frick Award

Sportsnet's Blue Jays broadcaster Dan Shulman in the booth at the Rogers Centre. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty)

Sportsnet's Dan Shulman is among the eight finalists for the 2021 Ford C. Frick Award, presented for excellence in broadcasting by the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The other finalists include: Buddy Blattner, Joe Buck, Dave Campbell, Dizzy Dean, Don Drysdale, Ernesto Jerez and Al Michaels.

The winner will be announced on Dec. 9 and honoured on July 24 as part of the July 23 to 26 Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown.

The Frick Award rotates annually in recognizing broadcasters from three categories: major league markets (team-specific announcers); national voices (broadcasters whose contributions were realized on a national level); and broadcasting beginnings (early team voices and pioneers of baseball broadcasting).

Shulman is an award-winning veteran broadcaster who has served as play-by-play commentator for the Toronto Blue Jays in two stints, first alongside Buck Martinez from 1995 to 2001, then -- after joining ESPN full-time -- he returned to the team's booth in 2016 after a 15-year absence.

Outside his role for Blue Jays games on Sportsnet, Shulman hosts the "A Swing and a Belt" podcast and calls men’s college basketball and MLB telecasts on ESPN.

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