Kansas City Royals broadcaster Denny Matthews is going into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Matthews has been broadcasting for the Royals for 38 years, beginning with the Royals’ first game.
The President of the Hall of Fame Museum says of Matthews, "His calm demeanor and comforting delivery has influenced generations of baseball fans throughout the Midwest."
Matthews is one of the few baseball broadcasters to spend his entire career with one club and last more than 35 seasons. He’ll be inducted in a special area for non-players and managers as this year’s recipient of the Ford Frick Award.
Among others considered for this year’s award – former Cardinals pitcher Dizzy Dean, who was a star on the early television "Game of the Week" broadcasts, and Franz Laux, who broadcast the St. Louis Browns and Cardinals games in the 1930s and ealry 1940s.