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.