New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Vin Scully

Vin Scully (Broadcaster.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 29, 1927.)  Although he was a letter-winning outfielder for the Fordham baseball team, Vin Scully was to become a baseball legend in the broadcast booth rather than on the field.  Prior to his graduation in 1949, Scully worked football, basketball, and some baseball games on the campus station, […]

Red Barber

Red Barber (Broadcaster.  Born, Columbus, MS, Feb. 17, 1908; died, Tallahassee, FL, Oct. 22, 1992.)  Thanks to 16 seasons behind the microphone on radio and television, Walter Lanier Barber is a warm and pleasant memory in the hearts of Brooklyn Dodgers fans throughout America.  Barber, however, began his broadcast career in 1935 with the Cincinnati […]

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