Graham McNamee

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Birthday
10, 1888
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
May 9, 1942 (53)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1888
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
May 9, 1942 (53)

About

One of America's first sports broadcasters, covered the 1923 World Series.

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

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.

Family Life

His father John was an attorney.

Associated With

He made the famous call of Babe Ruth's home run during the 1932 World Series.