Monday, February 20, 2006
Curt Gowdy, who was the sports first broadcaster that I ever listened to has passed away from Leukemia. In the late 60s when I first was interested in Baseball there was only one game a week and Curt did play by play along with Sandy Koufax and Pee Wee Reese doing commentary. Along with Howard Cosell and Chris Schenkel, he is probably one of the best known broadcasters of the 60s and 70s. In addition to Baseball, he also did AFL football on NBC,broadcasting the first Super Bowl. and the American Sportsman on ABC. He worked for both networks simultaneously. He also was the voice for many years for the Boston Red Sox. There is a park named after him in his native Wyoming.
Posted by Mike Barer at 5:36 PM