Red Barber

Barber was New York City’s first baseball radio broadcaster, and the first baseball telecaster anywhere. He chronicled the rise of the Dodgers with phrases like “tearin’ up the pea patch” and “the bases are FOB” – full of Brooklyns. The Mississippi-born Barber said, “(I) didn’t broadcast with a Brooklyn accent, but I did broadcast with a Brooklyn heart.” When fired by the Yankees, he ended his farewell interview by blowing a kiss to Brooklyn.