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17 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

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Dayle Hearn
Gender:
Male
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 Los Angeles Lakers radio play-by-play. Invented the term slam dunk. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1991. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1997. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 24 September 1986.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Chris Schenkel

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Eugene Schenkel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for channel ABC News. Covered bowling and pther events such as college gridiron games. PBA Hall of Fame 1976. United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame 1988. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1996. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1981.

Ernie Harwell

Real/Birth Name:
William Earnest Harwell
Gender:
Male
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 Detroit Tigers. 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. NSMA Hall of Fame 1989.

Graham McNamee

Real/Birth Name:
Graham McNamee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1984. Ford C Frick Award 2016. National Radio Hall of Fame 2011. NSMA Hall of Fame 1964. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6405 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Harry Caray

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Christopher Carabina
Nickname(s):
The Mayor of Rush Street
Gender:
Male
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:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Broadcaster for baseball teams St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Famed for leading the song Take Me Out to the Ball Game during the seventh inning "stretch". Ford C Frick Award 1989. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1989. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1994. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. NSMA Hall of Fame 1988. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6321 Delmar Boulevard.

Howard Cosell

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Cohen
Gender:
Male
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. 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. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1993.

Jack Brickhouse

Real/Birth Name:
John Beasley Brickhouse
Gender:
Male
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. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. NSMA Hall of Fame 1983.

Jack Buck

Real/Birth Name:
John Francis Buck
Gender:
Male
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 St. Louis Cardinals. Also football for CBS radio program Monday Night Football. Distinct gravelly voice. Missouri Wall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1995. Ford C Frick Award 1987. 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. NSMA Hall of Fame 1990. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6307 Delmar Boulevard.

Jim McKay

Real/Birth Name:
James Kenneth McManus
Gender:
Male
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 The Wide World of Sports. 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. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1987. Television Hall of Fame 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1987.

Keith Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Keith Max Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
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. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1999. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1993. National High School Hall of Fame 2001. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1995.

Lindsey Nelson

Real/Birth Name:
Lindsey Nelson
Nickname(s):
Mr. New Year's Day
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Covered bowl games and the Mets. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1986. Ford C Frick Award 1988. New York Mets Hall of Fame 1984. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1967. NSMA Hall of Fame 1979.

Mel Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Allen Israel
Nickname(s):
Voice of the Yankees
Gender:
Male
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 New York Yankees. Ford C Frick Award 1978. 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. NSMA Hall of Fame 1972.

Pat Summerall

Real/Birth Name:
George Allen Summerall
Gender:
Male
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 Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals, New York Giants. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1999. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Reds Bagnell Award 2002. National High School Hall of Fame 1987. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2004. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1993. NSMA Hall of Fame 1994.

Red Barber

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Lanier Barber
Gender:
Male
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 Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees. Considered the definer of radio game commentary style. Ford C Frick Award 1978. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. 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. NSMA Hall of Fame 1973.

Ted Husing

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund Husing
Also Known As:
Edward Britt Husing
Nickname(s):
Mile a Minute Husing
Gender:
Male
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 Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. NSMA Hall of Fame 1963. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Vin Scully

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Edward Scully
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadcaster for games of teams Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers. Ford C Frick Award 1982. California Sports Hall of Fame 2008. 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 For Love of the Game. NSMA Hall of Fame 1991. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 9 June 1982.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
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