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Don Dunphy

Don Dunphy (Broadcaster.  Born, New York, July 5, 1908; died, Mineola, N.Y., July 22, 1998.)  Like many of the sportscasters who came to prominence in the 1920s and 1930s, Don Dunphy began his working career with aspirations to be a newspaper sportswriter, but his hopes were dashed when the New York World folded during his […]

Sam DeLuca

Sam DeLuca (Pro football.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, May 2, 1936; died, Pelham, NY, Sept. 13, 2011.)  After a career as an offensive guard with the Chargers (starting in Los Angeles in 1960), Samuel Frank DeLuca came to the Jets for three seasons (1964-66).  DeLuca was to have another, longer career as a color commentator on […]

Don Carney

Don Carney (Broadcaster.  Born, Boston, MA, Aug. 31, 1922; died, Coral Springs, FL, Mar. 16, 2002.)  For nearly 30 years, Donald Carney was the man in charge of Yankees telecasts.  Carney succeeded Jack Murphy as the director of WPIX telecasts and literally called the shots until his retirement in 1987.  He did numerous other sports as well, […]

Phillips Carlin

Phillips Carlin (Sportscasting.  Born, New York, NY, June 30, 1894; died, New York, NY, Aug. 27, 1971.)  A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of N.Y.U., Phillips Carlin became one of the significant figures in the embryonic days of radio sports broadcasting.  After U.S. Navy service during World War I, Carlin mustered out in June 1919, and […]

Buddy Blattner

Buddy Blattner (Baseball.  Born, St. Louis, MO, Feb. 8, 1920; died, Chesterfield, MO, Sept. 5, 2009.)  Two-time world table tennis doubles champion as a teenager (1936 and 1937) and the regular second baseman for the Giants in 1946 (when he hit .255 in 126 games), Robert Garnett Blattner later became a well-known sportscaster in Los […]

Andre Baruch

Andre Baruch (Broadcaster.  Born, Paris, France, Aug. 20, 1908; died, Beverly Hills, CA, Sept. 15, 1991.)  A noted radio voice in the 1940s, Andre Baruch worked on “The Shadow,” “Your Hit Parade,” “The Kate Smith Show,” and others during the so-called Golden Age of Radio.  Baruch was also the narrator for RKO Sportscopes, the weekly […]

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 […]

Lindsey Nelson

Lindsey Nelson (Born, Brownlow Creek, TN, May 25, 1919; died, Atlanta, GA, June 10, 1995.) earned his national reputation broadcasting college football.  In fact, only once in a span of 35 years did he miss having a bowl game assignment on New Year’s Day.  That year was 1969.  That season, Lindsey Nelson was the principal voice […]

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