Curt Gowdy: Rise and fall of the dominant play-by-player of his day; The ‘Uncle Al Michaels of his time’

Marty Glickman: “Curt Gowdy was one of the most generous men in the business.”   […]


Curt Gowdy: Tutored by Mel Allen, he owned network TV play-by-play, from the 60s through much of the 70s

HISTORIAN CURT SMITH TAKES US THROUGH THE GOLD YEARS OF PLAY-BY-PLAYER CURT GOWDY – PART […]


VIN SCULLY: A REMEMBRANCE, PART ONE, An unbeatable announcer; by Curt Smith, Voices of the Game

A gem by the marvelous writer Curt Smith on the life of 94 year-old Vin […]


MLB lacks its once dominance of over-the-air network TV; In his day, Dizzy Dean was appointment viewing

Baseball’s 2022 regular season reaches mid-season with little exposure so far on daytime weekend network […]


Tony Kubek, 86, a longtime Yankee and NBC MLB broadcaster, lives quietly with family in Wisconsin

A quarter-century ago, network television weekly ferried baseball across the land. Today streaming, cable, and […]


Jerry Coleman: A Rookie of the Year, a military hero, humble and a great American; 2 Wars, 13 Air Medals

From the 1940s until 2012, Jerry Coleman was among baseball’s greatest characters—priceless even when he […]


Historian Curt Smith says changes make HOF’s Ford Frick Award even better; Ballot goes from 8 to10

Perhaps sport’s most prestigious individual radio/TV honor is the Ford C. Frick Award, presented […]


Curt Smith on Russ Hodges: Author of baseball’s most famous call ever; “The Giants WIN the pennant!”

In 2021, the Giants won the NL West by a game over the Dodgers. […]


Pat Hughes: Following in footsteps of Cubs’ broadcast giants like Harry Caray and Jack Brickhouse

To many, the Chicago Cubs are the real America’s Team. As the 2022 regular […]


Pittsburgh has never had a more colorful voice than Bob Prince! “All we need is a bloop and a blast!”

To hail baseball’s return, we continue our series of profiles of top past and […]


Happy 70th birthday to Bob Costas! The prodigy can do anything; His zeal for baseball is irrepressible

Today, Bob Costas turns 70. Below, we continue our series of profiles of past […]


Was Phil Rizzuto the most popular Yankee voice ever? Reading historian Curt Smith’s piece, you can think so

To warm baseball’s current lockout chill, we present a series of profiles of top past […]