Apr 29, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (22) talks with broadcaster Mike Shannon before a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Today In St Louis: 12/02/2013


Here are some newsmakers in St Louis for December 2nd, 2013.

Mike Shannon one of 10 finalist for the 2014 Ford C. Frick Award

The 10 finalists for the 2014 Frick Award are: Joe Castiglione, Jacques Doucet, Ken Harrelson, Bill King, Duane Kuiper, Eric Nadel, Eduardo Ortega, Mike Shannon, Dewayne Staats and Pete Van Wieren. The winner of the 2014 Frick Award will be announced on December 11 at the Baseball Winter Meetings and will be honored during the July 26 Awards Presentation as part of Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 in Cooperstown.

The 10 finalists for the 2014 Frick Award include the three fan selections produced from online balloting at the Hall of Fame’s Facebook page in September. A total of 20,968 votes were cast. Doucet, King and Kuiper emerged as the top three fan selections in the online voting. The other seven candidates were chosen by a Hall of Fame research committee. All broadcasters on the ballot, with the exception of King and Van Wieren are active. All the finalists except for King are living.

The 2014 Frick Award ballot reflects recent changes in the selection process where eligible candidates are grouped together by years of most significant contributions of their broadcasting careers. The new cycle begins with the High Tide Era, which features broadcasters whose main body of work came from the mid-1980s – the start of the regional cable network era – through the present.

 

Saint Louis Billikens lose a tough game to #12 Wichita State 70-65.

The Billikens had a chance at home to take down the 12th ranked Wichita State Shockers. However, it just wasn’t meant to be as the Shockers beat the Billikens 70-65. The Billikens had a 7 point  lead in the final 7 minutes of the game, however the Shockers finished the game on a 19-7 run to win the game. The Billkens will play Rockhurst University on Tuesday night at Chaifetz Arena.

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