Curt Gowdy

Smooth, steady, and always well-prepared, Curt Gowdy announced Super Bowls, Olympic Games, and NCAA basketball championships along with his record 12 World Series and two decades as host of television’s “The American Sportsman.” Gowdy joined Mel Allen on Yankee broadcasts in 1949. He became a New England institution as the radio voice of the Red Sox from 1951 to 1965. Gowdy left Boston to join the fledgling NBC “Game of the Week” on TV, and was baseball’s lone national voice from 1966 to 1975, providing the play-by-play for every WS and All-Star Game in that span. He was named National Sportscaster of the Year three times, and in 1984 he was named to the writers and broadcasters wing of the Hall of Fame.