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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, […]

Stan Lomax

Stan Lomax (Broadcaster. Born, Pittsburgh, PA, May 20, 1899; died, Ossining, NY, June 26, 1987.) While Mel Allen, Red Barber and Russ Hodges were the sports voices of New York summers for decades, Henry Stanley Lomax was the voice for all seasons. Lomax presented “the day’s doings in the world of sports,” a 15-minute nightly broadcast […]

Al Gionfriddo

Al Gionfriddo (Baseball.  Born, Dysart, PA, Mar. 8, 1922; died, Solvang, CA, Mar. 14, 2003.)  In his brief major league career, Albert Francis Gionfriddo had one moment in the baseball sun, but it was among the most famous defensive gems in World Series history.  In the sixth inning of the sixth game of the 1947 […]

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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