Emrick to be enshrined in Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame

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Mike "Doc" Emrick will be the recipient of a special honor for members of the media this winter.

The accomplished hockey broadcaster is among the 2019 class of inductees into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, the institution announced earlier this week.

Steve Anderson, Mary Ellen Carlyle, Bud Collins, Bob Fishman, Jerry Gepner, Bob Ley, Roger Penske, former "Wide World of Sports" director and producer Doug Wilson, and Ken Woo round out the class that will be inducted Dec. 17.

Emrick has called NHL games for nearly 40 years, including 14 Stanley Cup Finals as lead announcer for NBC, Versus, FOX, and ESPN.

He's won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play, for a record six consecutive years and seven of the last nine.

Emrick, who turned 73 last week, was given the Hockey Hall of Fame's Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to hockey broadcasting in 2008. He also received the Lester Patrick Award for his contributions to hockey in the United States back in 2004.

Emrick to be enshrined in Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame
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