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http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2337202

    Originally posted by ESPN.com
    Curt Gowdy, one of the signature voices of sports for a generation and a longtime broadcaster for the Boston Red Sox, died Monday at 86. He died at his winter home in Palm Beach after a long battle with leukemia.

    Gowdy made his broadcasting debut in 1944 and went on to call the first Super Bowl in 1967 as well as 13 World Series and 16 All-Star Games. He also called the famous "Heidi" pro football game in 1968.

    In 1951, Gowdy became the main play-by-play voice on the Red Sox broadcast team. He left in 1966 for a 10-year stint as "Game of the Week" announcer for NBC. He was also the 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 from the Torin Olympics. "He literally carried the sports division at NBC for so many years on his back. ... He was a remarkable talent and he was an even more remarkable human being."


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And I was just reading about him the night before last.

Everyone who wants to be a sports broadcaster should take a class where they just listen to how Gowdy did it. If there was anyone better at calling a big game I sure can't think of him.



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Gowdy is in every hall of fame sportscasters want to be in.

He was one of the best at calling the action, without the ego trip of wanting to be part of the action.



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