Monday, February 20, 2006

CURT GOWDY DEAD AT 86

The Wyoming native had leukemia. He died Monday at his home in Florida, according to wire service reports.

Gowdy called Hank Aaron's 715th home run. Through much of the 1960s and 1970s, he was play-by-play man for every World Series and All-Star game on NBC.

He announced the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal; several Super Bowl championships; and hosted "The American Sportsman."

He was a broadcaster, not a TV guy. There is a difference.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The American Sportsman was the best outdoors program ever.

--A. Cline

John Stone said...

He was the only man on earth who could make fishing and chinese checkers interesting TV. A great one.

Randy said...

I will never forget him mangling Julian Javier's name. I never heard him have problems with any other name and in all of the years I watched and listened to him, but for some reason he could never pronounce Javier's name correctly. No one was good as Jack Buck and Harry Caray on baseball games, but as far as the national broadcasters were concerned, Gowdy was tops.