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Barber, Walter Lanier

Born: 1908 AD
Died: 1992 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Sportscaster

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.