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.