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Barber, Walter Lanier

Born: 1908 AD
Died: 1992 AD
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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.