1908 - Walter Lanier Barber was born 17th of February in Columbus, Mississippi.
1934-1938 - He broadcast for the Reds.
1935 - Announcer for the first televised baseball game in history, a Reds vs. Dodgers double header.
1939-1953 - Switched to the Brooklyn Dodgers, where he became known as "The Voice of the Dodgers.
1954 - Barber became broadcaster for the New York Yankees.
1966 - He made the faux pas of informing listeners the true crowd size in the stadium: 413.
- Barber retired from baseball broadcasting.
- Wrote several books, including his autobiography.
1978 - He was awarded the Ford C. Frick Award.
1981 - Barber made weekly contributions to National Public Radio's Morning Edition program.
1984 - Awarded as Polk Award Career Award.
1992 - He died 22nd of October in Tallahassee, Florida.
1995 - Barber was awarded as Radio Hall of Fame.
Page last updated: 7:28am, 03
- "Baseball is dull only to dull minds."