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14 Persons in the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame:

Location:
National Sports Gallery was located in the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., and was officially closed in 2000 to make room for office space.
Years Active:
1985 to 1999 then closed

Chick Hearn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Dayle Hearn
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

For the basketball team:radio play-by-play. Invented the term slam dunk.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1997.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1991.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1995.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 24 September 1986.

Ernie Harwell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Earnest Harwell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for team:American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1991.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1998.
Ford C Frick Award 1981.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1989.

Harry Caray

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Christopher Carabina
Nickname(s):
The Mayor of Rush Street
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 11 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Broadcaster for baseball teams:Famed for leading the song:during the seventh inning "stretch".
Ford C Frick Award 1989.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1989.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1994.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1988.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6321 Delmar Boulevard.

Howard Cosell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Cohen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1993.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1993.
Television Hall of Fame 1993.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Jack Brickhouse

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Beasley Brickhouse
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television coverage of games for Chicago teams and more.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1985.
Ford C Frick Award 1983.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1998.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1983.

Jack Buck

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Francis Buck
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Announced games for baseball team:Also football for CBS radio program:Distinct gravelly voice.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1995.
Ford C Frick Award 1987.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1990.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1990.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Hall of Famous Missourians 2006.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2005.
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6307 Delmar Boulevard.

Jim McKay

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Kenneth McManus
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for his tagline "the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat", used in his ABC TV series:Famed for his coverage of the Olympic Games, the Indianapolis 500 race, and the British Open.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1988.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2002.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1987.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1987.
Television Hall of Fame 1995.

Keith Jackson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Keith Max Jackson
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for ABC Sports. Covered football, baseball and Olympic Games.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1994.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1995.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1999.
State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

Mel Allen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Allen Israel
Nickname(s):
Voice of the Yankees
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called games for baseball team:Ford C Frick Award 1978.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1972.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1985.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1974.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1989.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1998.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1986.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1979.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Pat Summerall

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Allen Summerall
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 24 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Placekicker for pro teams:American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1999.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
National High School Hall of Fame 1987.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1994.
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1971.

Red Barber

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Lanier Barber
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called baseball games for teams:Considered the definer of radio game commentary style.
Ford C Frick Award 1978.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1973.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1984.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1995.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1989.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986.

Ted Husing

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edmund Husing
Also Known As:
Edward Britt Husing
Nickname(s):
Mile a Minute Husing
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name changed to Edward Britt Husing at age ten. Early sportscaster who influenced the style of announcing.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1984.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1963.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Vin Scully

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Edward Scully
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadcaster for games of teams:Ford C Frick Award 1982.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1991.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1992.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1995.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2009.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2008.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2009.
Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 9 June 1982.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
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