One of America's first sports broadcasters, covered the 1923 World Series.
On his way to a courthouse for jury duty, he decided to audition for a sports announcer job and he got the position on the spot.
Before him, the world of sports broadcasting consisted mostly of dry facts; he introduced the first 'color commentary,' bringing audiences the sights and sounds of the game.
His father John was an attorney.
He made the famous call of Babe Ruth's home run during the 1932 World Series.