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12/05/2012 4:17 PM ET

Paul Beeston comments on Tom Cheek being named the 2013 Ford C. Frick Award winner for broadcasting excellence

“Since the inception of the Blue Jays he played a vital role in promoting Baseball in Canada in an extraordinary and enduring way.  Tom Cheek was the constant. He was a model of consistency, professionalism and excellence.  He was the voice of summer, professional but passionate with a tone we could trust and embrace.  Tom Cheek has provided the soundtrack for many of the important moments in this team’s history, with his choice of words and intonation always perfectly suited for the occasion. 

The Blue Jays are extremely pleased and excited that Tom is being so honoured. It is a tremendous recognition for Tom and his family.”

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