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02-20-2006, 03:44 PM
Curt Gowdy, one of the signature voices of sports for a generation and the longtime broadcaster for the Boston Red Sox, died Monday at 86.

He died in Palm Beach after a long battle with leukemia, Red Sox spokeswoman Pam Ganley said.

Gowdy made his broadcasting debut in 1944 and went on to call 13 World Series and 16 All-Star games.

In 1951 Gowdy became main play-by-play voice on the Red Sox broadcast team. He left the Red Sox in 1966 for a 10-year stint as ``Game of the Week'' announcer for NBC. He was also the longtime host of the ``American Sportsman'' series.

``He's certainly the greatest play-by-play person up to this point that NBC sports has ever had,'' NBC Universal Sports chairman Dick Ebersol said Monday. ``He literally carried the sports division at NBC for so many year on his back. ... He was a remarkable talent and he was an even more remarkable human being.''



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Roman529
02-20-2006, 04:15 PM
Vin Scully was and is better.

Ray Finkle
02-20-2006, 05:30 PM
Vin Scully was and is better.

Yeah, right after Joe Buck and Tim McCarver.... :rolleyes2

(I don't think anyone would disagree that Scully was the best)

dominizzo
02-20-2006, 05:32 PM
Rip

Roman529
02-20-2006, 08:31 PM
Yeah, right after Joe Buck and Tim McCarver.... :rolleyes2

(I don't think anyone would disagree that Scully was the best)
Gowdy did the Red Sox games for about 16 years......1951-1967.....Vin Scully has been
doing the Dodgers games since 1950. R.I.P. Mr. Gowdy.