Legendary Giants Broadcasters Kuiper and Krukow Anticipate Joint Hall of Fame Honors

The Athletic Profiles Nominees for Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award

Throughout the week, The Athletic profiles some of the 10 broadcasters nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award. The recipient of the award will be announced on Dec. 6 at the Winter Meetings. To read all of our stories on the nominees, click here. Duane Kuiper, known for calling San Francisco Giants games alongside Mike Krukow, recently recounted a neighbor expressing admiration for their work and wishing them luck in December. What the neighbor didn’t realize, however, was that Kuiper and Krukow are competing against each other and eight others for the Ford C. Frick Award, the winner earning a spot in Cooperstown. The neighbor’s shock at the idea of breaking up the dynamic duo is a testament to the inseparable partnership and brilliant legacy Krukow and Kuiper have built over the decades. From their Emmy awards to their signature calls and banter, they’ve become adored voices in the broadcasting industry. On top of being fan favorites, these respected broadcasters, despite previously being nominated individually, have made strides in their career together and brought joy to generations of Giants fans. However, when the award winner is ultimately revealed, only one of them will be recognized. Regardless of who wins, it is evident that their talent and friendship have made an indelible impact and are deserving of the baseball industry’s utmost appreciation.


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