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Bill Stern

Bill Stern (Sportscaster.  Born, Rochester, NY, July 1, 1907; died, Harrison, NY, Nov. 19, 1971.)  Starting as a partner of Graham McNamee on NBC in 1934, Bill Stern made an impression on radio with his dramatic style.  He was also the first sportscaster in television history.  On May 17, 1939, Stern called the first game of […]

Barney Nagler

Barney Nagler (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 24, 1912; died, Freehold, NJ, Oct. 22, 1990.)  Becoming a sportswriter in 1937 under Harry Singer at the Bronx Home News, Bernard Nagler was one of the outstanding writers of his era with a special affinity for boxing.  Nagler did not move to the Post when that paper […]

Graham McNamee

Graham McNamee (Sportscaster. Born, Washington, DC, July 10, 1888; died, New York, NY, May 9, 1942.) An aspiring baritone who once sold meat to support his career, Graham McNamee became the first nationally-known sportscaster in the pioneer days of radio in the 1920s. Starting at NBC’s New York outlet, WJY, McNamee worked 12 World Series, […]

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