This was Nadel's fourth consecutive year as a finalist for the award, given annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Next season will be Nadel's 20th as the lead voice on radio broadcasts and 36th year of broadcasting Rangers baseball. It's the longest tenure of any announcer in the history of the franchise and the second-longest continuous current stint with one team in the American League.
He was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame in 2012.
Nadel joined the Rangers in 1979 and called games on television and radio during his first three seasons. Starting in 1982, he and Mark Holtz were the radio duo for 13 seasons before Holtz, who passed away in 1997, moved over to television in 1995.
"I grew up a radio junkie, and I'm still a radio junkie." -- @nadler pic.twitter.com/chqGJpbrXM
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) December 11, 2013
Nadel, a graduate of Brown, got his start calling football and hockey games on the university's radio station. He also had stints with minor league hockey teams in Minnesota and Oklahoma City before landing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
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