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37 Persons in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame:

Al Michaels

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alan Richard Michaels
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV program:National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1998.
Television Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 13 October 2004.

Bob Costas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Quinlan Costas
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Channel:Covers Olympic Games.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 2012.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2012.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6502 Delmar Boulevard.

Bob Murphy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Allan Murphy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Game announcer for team:Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
Ford C Frick Award 1994.
Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2010.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 2002.
New York Mets Hall of Fame 1984.

Bob Uecker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert George Uecker
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. Commercials for Miller Beer.
TV series:Ford C Frick Award 2003.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 2011.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1998.
National Radio Hall of Fame 2001.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2012.
Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2003.

Brent Musburger

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Brent Woody Musburger
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television coverage of football and basketball games on channels:TV show:Montana Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame 2009.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 2011.

Bud Collins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Worth Collins Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Covered tennis events for NBC and ESPN.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 2002.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1994.

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.

Chris Schenkel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Eugene Schenkel
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: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.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1981.
Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 1995.

Damon Runyon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Damon Runyan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

International Boxing Hall of Fame.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1967. Awarded the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for baseball journalism.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1964.

Dick Enberg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Alan Enberg
Also Known As:
Dick Breen
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 22 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for baseball, basketball and football games.
Central Michigan University Athletics Hall of Fame 1993.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1996.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2011.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1997.
Dick Enberg Award 1997.
Ford C Frick Award 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 24 February 1998.

Dick Schaap

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Jay Schaap
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sports news on NBC, ABC and ESPN.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2002.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 2015.

Dizzy Dean

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jay Hanna Dean
Also Known As:
Jerome Hanna Dean
Jerome Herman Dean
Nickname(s):
Dizzy
Diz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Daffy Dean by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Team:His name and date and place of birth are controversial - multiple sources differ.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1953.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1976.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983.
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6643 Delmar Boulevard.

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.

Frank Deford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Franklin Deford
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Magazine:Channel:National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1998.

Grantland Rice

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Grantland Rice
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportswriter. Coined the tern "The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame".
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1962.
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1946.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1632 Vine Street for contributions to radio.

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.

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.

Jesse Owens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Cleveland Owens
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1936 in the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and 4100 meter relay events.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1977.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1978.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Congressional Gold Medal 1988.
National High School Hall of Fame 1983.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1984.

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.

Joe Garagiola

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Henry Garagiola
Also Known As:
Joseph Henry Garagiola Sr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher for team:Sports analyst for NBC.
Books:Ford C Frick Award 1991.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 2004.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1972.
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1985.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6328 Delmar Boulevard.

John Madden

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Earl Madden
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team:Spokesperson in ads.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
California Hall of Fame 2009.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 2010.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2006.

John Wayne

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marion Robert Morrison
Also Known As:
Marion Michael Morrison
Nickname(s):
Duke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Parents used Robert as middle name at first, then changed his middle name at age 4 to Michael when brother Robert was born.
Movies:California Hall of Fame 2007.
Hall of Great Western Performers 1974.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1984.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1979.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.
Congressional Gold Medal 1979.
Texas Trail of Fame 2004.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Show Business fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Keith Jackson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Keith Max Jackson
Birth Date:
Age today:
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.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1995.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1999.
State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 2014.
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1993.

Knute Rockne

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Knute Kenneth Rockne
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach for team:Famed for "Win one for the Gipper" speech. 5 seasons with no loss. Only 12 losses in 13 years.
Subject of movie:with:as the Gipper. Died in a plane crash.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1990.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
College Football Hall of Fame 1951.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2014.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1955.
Indiana Football Hall of Fame.

Lou Gehrig

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig
Also Known As:
Henry Louis Gehrig
Nickname(s):
The Iron Horse
Biscuit Pants
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37, 17 days before his 38th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base. Played 2,130 consecutive games.
Team:Had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - known as ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's disease." National Baseball Hall of Fame 1939. Monument at the Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1941.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1980.
National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2007.

Marv Albert

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Philip Aufrichtig
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of
brother of
Older than Steve Albert by 8 or 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for the team:Also called Superbowl and Wimbledon events. Probation for an assault charge.
Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2006.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 2014.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993.

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.
Reds Bagnell Award 2002.

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.

Red Smith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Wellesley Smith
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first sportswriter to win the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary 1976.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1977.

Ring Lardner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ringgold Wilmer Lardner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Column:for magazine:Wrote novels and plays. Baseball writer.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1967.
Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.

Ronald Reagan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wilson Reagan
Nickname(s):
Ronnie
Dutch
the Gipper
the Great Communicator
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jane Wyman by 2 years.
father of
by adoption father of
husband of
Nancy Reagan, until he died.
Older than Nancy Reagan by 10 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Governor of California. 40th President of US.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
Hall of Great Western Performers 1989.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1990.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993.
Congressional Gold Medal 2000.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1986.
National Radio Hall of Fame 2011.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1981.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6374 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 6 February 1997.

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:
90, 19 days after his birthday
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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