Eric Nadel, who has spent the past 35 years as the voice of the Texas Rangers, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Nadel was chosen from among 10 iconic voices who vied for the ultimate distinction in their field this year. The other nine finalists were Mike Shannon, Joe Castiglione, Jacques Doucet, Ken Harrelson, Bill King, Duane Kuiper, Eduardo Ortega, Dewayne Staats and Pete Van Wieren.

Nadel will receive the award during the Hall of Fame's induction weekend on July 26-27 in Cooperstown, N.Y. Last year's winner, the late Tom Cheek, called 27 consecutive seasons for the Blue Jays.