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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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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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