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Born: 1918-01-25
Profession: Celebrity
Nation: American
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Nicknames are baseball, names like Zeke and Pie and Kiki and Home Run and Cracker and Dizzy and Dazzy.

Tags: Baseball, Home, Run

The game's the thing. That's why people tune in. They don't tune in to hear an announcer.

Tags: Game, Hear, Why

There's a man in Mobile who remembers that Honus Wagner hit a triple in Pittsburgh 46 years ago. That's baseball.

Tags: Baseball, Hit, Mobile

When I went to Brooklyn in 1948 Jackie Robinson was at the height of his brilliant career.

Tags: Brilliant, Career, Height

With the Giants I broadcast the debut of Hall of Famer Willie Mays.

Tags: Broadcast, Debut, Giants

Baseball is a spirited race of man against man, reflex against reflex. A game of inches. Every skill is measured. Every heroic, every failing is seen and cheered, or booed. And then becomes a statistic.

Tags: Against, Baseball, Game

Baseball is a tongue-tied kid from Georgia growing up to be an announcer and praising the Lord for showing him the way to Cooperstown. This is a game for America. Still a game for America, this baseball!

Tags: Baseball, Game, Him

I think I owe thanks to the people who have listened to me over the years, who tuned in on the radio. They have given me a warmth and loyalty that I've never been able to repay. The way they have reached out to me has certainly been the highlight of my life.

Tags: Able, Life, Loyalty

Also I'm a part of the people that I've worked with in baseball that have been so great to me, Mr. Earl Mann of Atlanta, who gave me my first baseball broadcasting job.

Tags: Baseball, Great, Job

If I walked back into the booth in the year 2025, I don't think it would have changed much. I think baseball would be played and managed pretty much the same as it is today. It's a great survivor.

Tags: Baseball, Great, Today

That other saying, I'm a part of all that I have met, I think that would have to begin with my wonderful parents back in Atlanta when I was a youngster five years old I was tongue tied.

Tags: Old, Parents, Saying

Why the fairy tale of Willie Mays making a brilliant World Series catch, and then dashing off to play stickball in the street with his teenage pals. That's baseball. So is the husky voice of a doomed Lou Gehrig saying, 'I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.'

Tags: Baseball, Saying, Why

It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I'd much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.

Tags: Rather, Sad, Time

I praise the Lord here today. I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him, and without him I'm nothing and I thank him for his great blessing.

Tags: Great, Him, Today

Baseball is a lot like life. It's a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life.

Tags: Baseball, Full, Life

God blessed me by putting me here for thirty-one years at Michigan and Trumbull.

Tags: Blessed, God, Here

In baseball, democracy shines its clearest. The only race that matters is the race to the bag. The creed is the rule book. And color, merely something to distinguish one team's uniform from another's.

Tags: Baseball, Book, Democracy

I've been lucky to broadcast some great events and to broadcast the exploits of some great players.

Tags: Great, Lucky, Players

I deeply appreciate the people of Michigan. I love their grit. I love the way they face life. I love the family values they have.

Tags: Family, Life, Love

Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion.

Tags: Business, Religion, Simple

I'd like to be remembered as someone who showed up for the job. I consider myself a worker.

Tags: Consider, Job, Someone

A tall, thin old man waving a scorecard from the corner of his dugout. That's baseball.

Tags: Baseball, Corner, Old

Baseball is a rookie, his experience no bigger than the lump in his throat as he begins fulfillment of his dream.

Tags: Baseball, Dream, Experience
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Whatever happens, I'm ready to face it.

Tags: Face, Happens, Whatever

But most of all, I'm a part of you people out there who have listened to me, because especially you people in Michigan, you Tiger fans, you've given me so much warmth, so much affection and so much love.

Tags: Affection, Fans, Love

Baseball is the president tossing out the first ball of the season. And a scrubby schoolboy playing catch with his dad on a Mississippi farm.

Tags: Baseball, Dad, Playing

I have a great faith in God and Jesus.

Tags: Faith, God, Great

I have great faith that Heaven's there and I'll see my brothers and my mom and dad when I get there.

Tags: Faith, Great, Mom

I just have faith. It's just there. It's not any big deal.

Tags: Big, Deal, Faith

I look on life as a joyous adventure.

Tags: Adventure, Joyous, Life

I love what I do. If I had my time over again, I'd probably do it for nothing.

Tags: Again, Love, Time

I think God always has the best for us.

Tags: Best, God

I've found that if you wear a beret, people think you're either a cabdriver or a producer of dirty movies.

Tags: Either, Found, Movies

In my almost 92 years on this earth, the good Lord has blessed me with a great journey.

Tags: Blessed, Good, Great

In radio, they say, nothing happens until the announcer says it happens.

Tags: Happens, Says, Until

It isn't me that people love. It's baseball.

Tags: Baseball, Love

It's been a terrific life.

Tags: Life, Terrific
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