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FILE - In this May 5, 1997, file photo, Jack Buck, announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals, holds a copy of his book, "Jack Buck: That's a Winner," while seated in the KMOX broadcast booth at Busch Stadium, home of the Cardinals, in St. Louis. Without the voices, it’s not baseball. Some of the most familiar voices have left in recent years.(AP Photo/Leon Algee, File)
March 19, 2019 - 12:38 pm
Steve Blass spent his boyhood afternoons in Connecticut flinging a rubber ball against the side of a half-barn, fantasizing that he was pitching in the majors. Come evening, the 10-year-old would get his radio and tune into a game, delighted when Mel Allen's voice crackled from the transistor. "...
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People watch real-time puck and player tracking technology on display during an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the San Jose Sharks in Las Vegas, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2010. The NHL for the first time has tested real-time puck and player tracking in regular-season games with the aim of having it ready for the 2019-20 season. Microchips were added to players’ shoulder pads and fitted inside specially designed pucks for two Vegas Golden Knights home games this week: Tuesday against the New York Rangers and Thursday against the San Jose Sharks. Antennas stationed around the arena tracked the players and the puck through radio frequencies and beamed the data to a suite where league and Players’ Association executives and representatives from 20 teams and various technology firms, sports betting companies and TV rights holders were on hand for the two nights of testing. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 23, 2019 - 1:19 pm
Twenty-three years after Fox's glowing puck made its debut, the NHL's next big technological advancement will be on display this weekend during All-Star festivities. NBC will showcase puck and player tracking as part of its broadcast of the skills competition Friday night and then as the...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2007, file photo, Cincinnati Reds radio broadcaster Marty Brennaman answer questions at a news conference prior to a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, in Cincinnati. Reds play-by-play broadcaster Marty Brennaman will retire after the 2019 season, his 46th in Cincinnati. The team made the announcement Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The 76-year-old Brennaman joined the Reds' radio team in 1974 and soon became known for his sign-off line after each win: "And this one belongs to the Reds." He and former Reds pitcher Joe Nuxhall shared the booth for 31 seasons from 1974-2004.(AP Photo/David Kohl, File)
January 16, 2019 - 2:34 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Like his longtime broadcasting cohort used to say, Marty Brennaman is rounding third and heading for home. The Reds play-by-play announcer said Wednesday that he'll retire after the 2019 season, his 46th in Cincinnati. His career started with a chance to call baseball history. It...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, file photo, Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame Class of 2012 inductee Rick Jeanneret helps salute the crowd with fellow inductee Dale Hawerchuk before an NHL hockey game between the Sabres and the Winnipeg Jets in Buffalo, N.Y. Sabres broadcaster Jeanneret was taken out of the press box on a stretcher early in the third period of an NHL hockey game between the Sabres and Anaheim Ducks, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. It was unclear what happened to the 76-year-old Jeanneret. He has been the team's play-by-play man since 1971 — the longest tenure with a single team in NHL history. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
December 22, 2018 - 10:39 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret was taken out of the press box on a stretcher Saturday night during the third period of Buffalo's game against the Anaheim Ducks. The team did not provide an immediate update on his condition following a 3-0 victory, but one was expected. WGR...
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December 12, 2018 - 12:33 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Al Helfer, who broadcast games on radio for the "Mutual Game of the Day" in the 1950s, has won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting by baseball's Hall of Fame and Museum. Helfer, who died in 1975, will be recognized on July 20 at Cooperstown, New York, as part of...
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Cody Grant
April 18, 2018 - 10:04 am
Calls are part of any radio show. Sometimes they are good, sometimes they are bad, and sometimes they are so horrible that they are amazing. What makes a truly horrific sports radio call? I think it begins with a bad take and escalates from there with terrible reasoning and comparisons. David from...
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