The ol' redhead

Creamer, Robert
November 1992
Sports Illustrated;11/2/92, Vol. 77 Issue 19, p13
Profiles Red Barber, noted baseball radio announcer. Died recently at age 84; Started broadcasting Brooklyn Dodger baseball games in 1939; Immediate impact on baseball; Hired by Larry MacPhail, owner of the Dodgers; Delighted New York fans; Typical broadcasting routine; Stimulated game attendance; Made the Dodgers the most popular team in New York; Demonstrated the importance of broadcasting baseball; Considered himself a reporter, not a showman; More.


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