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45 Persons in the NSMA Hall of Fame:

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National Sports Media Association

Al Michaels

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Richard Michaels
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV program Monday Night Football. Television Hall of Fame 2013. NSMA Hall of Fame 1998. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 13 October 2004.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bob Costas

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Quinlan Costas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Channel NBC Sports. Covers Olympic Games. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1994. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2012. NSMA Hall of Fame 2012. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6502 Delmar Boulevard.

Bob Murphy

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Allan Murphy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Game announcer for team New York Mets. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Ford C Frick Award 1994. Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2010. New York Mets Hall of Fame 1984. NSMA Hall of Fame 2002.

Bob Uecker

Real/Birth Name:
Robert George Uecker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. Commercials for Miller Beer. TV series Mr. Belvedere. Ford C Frick Award 2003. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1998. National Radio Hall of Fame 2001. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2012. Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2003. NSMA Hall of Fame 2011. Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor 2014.

Brent Musburger

Real/Birth Name:
Brent Woody Musburger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television coverage of football and basketball games on channels ESPN, ABC. TV show NFL Today. Montana Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame 2009. NSMA Hall of Fame 2011.

Bud Collins

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Worth Collins Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Covered tennis events for NBC and ESPN. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1994. NSMA Hall of Fame 2002.

Chick Hearn

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Dayle Hearn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

For the basketball team Los Angeles Lakers radio play-by-play. Invented the term slam dunk. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1991. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1997. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 24 September 1986.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Chris Schenkel

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Eugene Schenkel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for channel ABC News. Covered bowling and pther events such as college gridiron games. PBA Hall of Fame 1976. United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame 1988. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1996. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1981.

Damon Runyon

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Damon Runyan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

International Boxing Hall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1967. Awarded the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for baseball journalism. NSMA Hall of Fame 1964.

Dick Enberg

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Alan Enberg
Also Known As:
Dick Breen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 19 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for baseball, basketball and football games. Central Michigan University Athletics Hall of Fame 1993. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2011. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1997. Dick Enberg Award 1997. Ford C Frick Award 2015. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 2006. NSMA Hall of Fame 1996. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 24 February 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dick Schaap

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Jay Schaap
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sports news on NBC, ABC and ESPN. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2003. Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2002. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2001. NSMA Hall of Fame 2015.

Dick Vitale

Real/Birth Name:
Dick Vitale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team Detroit Pistons. Movie Jury Duty. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2008. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Little League Hall of Excellence 2012. NSMA Hall of Fame 2013.

Dizzy Dean

Real/Birth Name:
Jay Hanna Dean
Also Known As:
Jerome Hanna Dean
Jerome Herman Dean
Nickname(s):
Dizzy
Diz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Daffy Dean by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Team St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs. His name and date and place of birth are controversial - multiple sources differ. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1953. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1990. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010. NSMA Hall of Fame 1976. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6643 Delmar Boulevard.

Ernie Harwell

Real/Birth Name:
William Earnest Harwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for team Detroit Tigers. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1991. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1998. National Radio Hall of Fame 1998. Ford C Frick Award 1981. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2008. NSMA Hall of Fame 1989.

Frank Deford

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Franklin Deford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Magazine Sports Illustrated. Channel NPR. National Humanities Medal 2012. NSMA Hall of Fame 1998.

Frank Gifford

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Newton Gifford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 7 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
husband of
Kathie Lee Gifford, until he died.
Older than Kathie Lee Gifford by 23 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Running back and wide receiver for NFL team New York Giants. ABC TV show Monday Night Football. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010. College Football Hall of Fame 1975. USC Athletic Hall of Fame 1994. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1975. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2015. NFL Player of the Year 1956. NSMA Hall of Fame 2017.

Graham McNamee

Real/Birth Name:
Graham McNamee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1984. Ford C Frick Award 2016. National Radio Hall of Fame 2011. NSMA Hall of Fame 1964. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6405 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Grantland Rice

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Grantland Rice
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportswriter. Coined the tern "The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame". Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1946. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966. NSMA Hall of Fame 1962. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1632 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Harry Caray

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Christopher Carabina
Nickname(s):
The Mayor of Rush Street
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 11 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Broadcaster for baseball teams St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Famed for leading the song Take Me Out to the Ball Game during the seventh inning "stretch". Ford C Frick Award 1989. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1989. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1994. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. NSMA Hall of Fame 1988. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6321 Delmar Boulevard.

Harry Kalas

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Kalas
Nickname(s):
Harry the K
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster, for team Philadelphia Phillies. Died after pre-game collapse. Ford C Frick Award 2002. National Radio Hall of Fame 2009. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2000. Phillies Wall of Fame 2009. NSMA Hall of Fame 2008.

Howard Cosell

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Cohen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1993. Television Hall of Fame 1993. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1993.

Jack Brickhouse

Real/Birth Name:
John Beasley Brickhouse
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television coverage of games for Chicago teams and more. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1985. Ford C Frick Award 1983. National Radio Hall of Fame 1998. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. NSMA Hall of Fame 1983.

Jack Buck

Real/Birth Name:
John Francis Buck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Announced games for baseball team St. Louis Cardinals. Also football for CBS radio program Monday Night Football. Distinct gravelly voice. Missouri Wall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1995. Ford C Frick Award 1987. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1990. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Hall of Famous Missourians 2006. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2005. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. NSMA Hall of Fame 1990. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6307 Delmar Boulevard.

Jesse Owens

Real/Birth Name:
James Cleveland Owens
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1936 in the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and 4100 meter relay events. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1977. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977. Congressional Gold Medal 1988. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1984. National High School Hall of Fame 1983. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1974. NSMA Hall of Fame 1978.

Jim McKay

Real/Birth Name:
James Kenneth McManus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for his tagline "the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat", used in his ABC TV series The Wide World of Sports. Famed for his coverage of the Olympic Games, the Indianapolis 500 race, and the British Open. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1988. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2002. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1987. Television Hall of Fame 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1987.

Jim Simpson

Real/Birth Name:
James Simpson
Also Known As:
James Simpson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Younger than Sigourney Weaver by 6 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Guys. Stage director. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1994. NSMA Hall of Fame 2000.

Joe Garagiola

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Henry Garagiola
Also Known As:
Joseph Henry Garagiola Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher for team St. Louis Cardinals. Sports analyst for NBC. Books Baseball Is a Funny Game, Just Play Ball. Ford C Frick Award 1991. Missouri Wall of Fame. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1985. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010. NSMA Hall of Fame 2004. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6328 Delmar Boulevard.

John Madden

Real/Birth Name:
John Earl Madden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team Oakland Raiders. Spokesperson in ads. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1991. California Hall of Fame 2009. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2006. NSMA Hall of Fame 2010.

John Wayne

Real/Birth Name:
Marion Robert Morrison
Also Known As:
Marion Michael Morrison
Nickname(s):
Duke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Parents used Robert as middle name at first, then changed his middle name at age 4 to Michael when brother Robert was born. Movies Sands of Iwo Jima, True Grit, The Shootist, Rooster Cogburn, Rio Lobo, The Green Berets, Flying Leathernecks, Rio Bravo. California Hall of Fame 2007. Hall of Great Western Performers 1974. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1984. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980. Congressional Gold Medal 1979. Texas Trail of Fame 2004. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986. Cecil B DeMille Award 1966. NSMA Hall of Fame 1979. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Show Business fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Keith Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Keith Max Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for ABC Sports. Covered football, baseball and Olympic Games. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1994. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1999. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1993. National High School Hall of Fame 2001. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1995.

Knute Rockne

Real/Birth Name:
Knut Larsen Rokne
Also Known As:
Knute Kenneth Rockne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced Kuh-NOOT. Emigrated to Chicago with his parents when he was five years old. Coach for team University of Notre Dame. Famed for "Win one for the Gipper" speech. 5 seasons with no loss. Only 12 losses in 13 years. Subject of movie Knute Rockne All American with Ronald Reagan as the Gipper. Died in a plane crash. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2014. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1955. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1988. NSMA Hall of Fame 1990.

Larry Munson

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Harry Munson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called University of Georgia games.Hosted talk shows. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. NSMA Hall of Fame 2009.

Lindsey Nelson

Real/Birth Name:
Lindsey Nelson
Nickname(s):
Mr. New Year's Day
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Covered bowl games and the Mets. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1986. Ford C Frick Award 1988. New York Mets Hall of Fame 1984. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1967. NSMA Hall of Fame 1979.

Lou Gehrig

Real/Birth Name:
Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig
Also Known As:
Henry Louis Gehrig
Nickname(s):
The Iron Horse
Biscuit Pants
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37, 17 days before his 38th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base. Played 2,130 consecutive games. Team New York Yankees. Had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - known as ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's disease." National Baseball Hall of Fame 1939. Monument at the Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1941. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2007. New Rochelle Walk of Fame. Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame 2006. NSMA Hall of Fame 1980.

Marv Albert

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Philip Aufrichtig
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of
brother of
Older than Steve Albert by 8 or 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for the team New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets. Also called Superbowl and Wimbledon events. Probation for an assault charge. Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2006. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993. NSMA Hall of Fame 2014.

Mel Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Allen Israel
Nickname(s):
Voice of the Yankees
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called games for baseball team New York Yankees. Ford C Frick Award 1978. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1985. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1974. National Radio Hall of Fame 1989. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1998. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1986. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1979. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1980. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1972.

Pat Summerall

Real/Birth Name:
George Allen Summerall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 24 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Placekicker for pro teams Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals, New York Giants. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1999. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Reds Bagnell Award 2002. National High School Hall of Fame 1987. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2004. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1993. NSMA Hall of Fame 1994.

Red Barber

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Lanier Barber
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called baseball games for teams Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees. Considered the definer of radio game commentary style. Ford C Frick Award 1978. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1984. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Radio Hall of Fame 1995. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1989. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986. NSMA Hall of Fame 1973.

Red Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Wellesley Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first sportswriter to win the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary 1976. NSMA Hall of Fame 1977.

Ring Lardner

Real/Birth Name:
Ringgold Wilmer Lardner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Column You Know Me Al for magazine Saturday Evening Post. Wrote novels and plays. Baseball writer. Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. NSMA Hall of Fame 1967.

Ronald Reagan

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wilson Reagan
Nickname(s):
Ronnie
Dutch
the Gipper
the Great Communicator
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jane Wyman by 2 years.
father of
by adoption father of
husband of
Nancy Reagan, until he died.
Older than Nancy Reagan by 10 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Bedtime for Bonzo, Knute Rockne All American. Governor of California. 40th President of US. California Hall of Fame 2006. Hall of Great Western Performers 1989. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993. Congressional Gold Medal 2000. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1986. National Radio Hall of Fame 2011. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1981. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1990. NSMA Hall of Fame 1990. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6374 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 6 February 1997.

Ted Husing

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund Husing
Also Known As:
Edward Britt Husing
Nickname(s):
Mile a Minute Husing
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name changed to Edward Britt Husing at age ten. Early sportscaster who influenced the style of announcing. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1984. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. NSMA Hall of Fame 1963. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Verne Lundquist

Real/Birth Name:
Merton Laverne Lundquist Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Golden Throat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Bowling for Dollars, Sunday Night Football. Called Winter Olympics figure skating events. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2014. NSMA Hall of Fame 2007.

Vin Scully

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Edward Scully
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadcaster for games of teams Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers. Ford C Frick Award 1982. California Sports Hall of Fame 2008. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1992. National Radio Hall of Fame 1995. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2009. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2008. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016. Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2009. Movie For Love of the Game. NSMA Hall of Fame 1991. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 9 June 1982.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
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