“He is a just a kid, but he is going to be the great broadcaster,” I remember that is what Red said about him in 1958.
You were right, Red: The Greatest Sportscaster ever.
Ok, I am biased. I am from Southern California born in 1950. It was a slower time, a simpler time for us kids.
He has been a Sportscaster ALL MY LIFETIME, he has been my favorite Sportscaster ALL MY LIFE ever since I became aware of the outside world of sports. But EVERYBODY agrees with me. (They better).
“It’s time for Dodger baseball! Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good (afternoon/evening) to you, wherever you may be.”
In 1958 and onward that Golden Voice was heard by us in Southern California. Koufax, Wills, The Duke… Sutton, Garvey, Fernando, Hershiser…
There were few constants in the world.