Another cause we can all support:
The people who love Joe Nuxhall are trying again to get him into Cooperstown.
A rally to kick off a regional effort to get the late Reds broadcaster nominated for the 2009 Ford C. Frick broadcasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s award will be held at noon Tuesday at FairfieldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Village Green Park.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m hoping we can break the record from last year that we set so we can get Joe qualified to be considered,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ said Butler County Commissioner Greg Jolivette, who is organizing the rally.
Last year Nuxhall received the most fan votes Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 82,304, highest vote total ever Ã¢â‚¬â€œ to put him on the ballot. But a selection committee passed over Nuxhall to honor longtime Seattle Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus.
Three of the 10 candidates for the award are determined by fan votes. A Hall of Fame staff research team will determine the other seven candidates, said Jackie Brown, spokeswoman for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Here’s how to vote:
To vote for Nuxhall: Voting opens Monday at www.baseballhall.org. Fans may vote once a day through Sept. 30, for up to three of the 210 eligible broadcasters, including Nuxhall.