Eric Nadel enters club's Hall of Fame

August, 11, 2012
8/11/12
8:11
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers broadcaster Eric Nadel was officially inducted into the club's Hall of Fame before Saturday's game with the Detroit Tigers.

John Blake, the Rangers' VP of communications, introduced Nadel, noting that the broadcaster has been part of the team's fabric for 34 years and that besides descriptive calls and memorable moments, Nadel's preparation "is the standard of the industry."

A video of some of Nadel's more famous calls played on the videoboard, ending with Neftali Feliz's strikeout of Alex Rodriguez and Nadel's excited tones: "The Rangers are going to the World Series!"

Nadel thanked all of his partners in the booth, including Bryan Dolgin, Steve Busby and Matt Hicks from this season, and talked about how much his family and the late (and great) Mark Holtz, meant to him. The veteran broadcaster also spoke about how grateful he is to do what he's always dreamed of and to be supported by Rangers fans.

"Thanks to all of you," Nadel said. "As always, thanks for listening."

Nadel's plaque will go alongside many of the greats in Rangers history. He's the 15th member of the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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WINS ERA SO IP
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OTHER LEADERS
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HRR. Chirinos 2
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