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Ted Husing

Ted Husing (Sportscaster.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Nov. 27, 1901; died, Pasadena, CA, Aug. 10, 1962.)  After becoming an announcer at NBC’s WJZ in 1924, Edward Britt Husing became an unofficial understudy to sportscaster Graham McNamee.  In 1927, Husing moved to the new Columbia Broadcasting System as director of sports and chief sportscaster.  CBS quickly […]

Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy (Broadcasting. Born, Trenton, NJ, Mar. 31, 1914; died, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Dec. 24, 1984.) Prior to 1948, there was no local television of baseball in New York as the three teams then active in the City generally agreed not to venture into the new medium. But after the successful telecast of the 1947 […]

Joe Garagiola

Joe Garagiola (Baseball.  Born, St. Louis, MO, Feb. 12, 1926.)  While he is far more famous as a broadcaster, Joseph Henry Garagiola had a respectable nine-year career as a major league catcher.  When he turned to broadcasting, Garagiola joined NBC’s “Game of the Week” telecasts in 1961.  He remained part of that package through 1988.  […]

Happy Chandler

Happy Chandler (Baseball.  Born, Corydon, KY, July 14, 1898; died, Versailles, KY, June 15, 1991.)  A brash, noisy product of old-style Kentucky Democratic politics, Albert Benjamin Chandler was the second commissioner of baseball (1945-51).  Chandler was also Lieutenant Governor (1931-35), twice Governor (1935-39, 1955-59) and U.S. Senator (1939-45) of his native state.  He followed Kennesaw […]

John Andariese

John Andariese (Basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 19, 1938.)  As a senior, John Andariese was captain of Fordham’s 1959-60 basketball squad, earning all-Met honors after scoring 339 points (13.0 per game) for the Rams, who had gone to the N.I.T. the two previous years.  But Andariese became familiar to two generations of New York basketball […]

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