Toronto Star Classroom Connection


Joe Castiglione, a Boston Red Sox radio announcer for 41 years, has won the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting. Castiglione, who has called the four World Series wins of the Red Sox that followed an 86-year title drought, will be honored during the Hall of Fame’s induction weekend from July 19-22 in Cooperstown, N.Y. Castiglione, 76, has broadcast four nohitters and both of Roger Clemens’ 20-strikeout games. The Fenway Park home radio booth was named in his honor last year. He was picked in voting by the Hall’s 15-member Frick Award committee. Others on the ballot included Joe Buck, Gary Cohen, Jacques Doucet, Tom Hamilton, Ernie Johnson Sr., Ken Korach, Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper and Blue Jays announcer Dan Shulman.





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