Historian Curt Smith Assesses John Sterling after 36 years on Yankees radio; He’s one of a kind!

If you were raised in Upstate New York in the 1950s and early ‘60s, […]


New Book hails the world of Hispanic Broadcasting; This is the first of Curt Smith’s Three Part Series

By CURT SMITH  In 1921, KDKA Pittsburgh aired baseball’s first game on radio at Forbes […]


Curt Smith: “Vin Scully instantly hauls a story from the shelf” and “to navigate a sea of dead air”

In the last of this series, our interaction with the man who wrote the tome, […]


Curt Smith continues his love for baseball on radio and television; He’ll never forget the 60s and 70s

If you’re a baseball fan, you’ll know the name Curt Smith. He’s written 18 books, […]


Curt Smith profiles Frick’s 2023 top ten, MLB is most transparent of all sports’ ballots; Winner named in Dec

It is striking how many broadcasters of the four major sports—baseball, basketball, football, and […]


VIN SCULLY: A REMEMBRANCE PART TWO; Historian Curt Smith covers voice’s role in LA and nationally

BASEBALL? – VIN  SCULLY? – NO ONE BETTER – THE VERY BEST! On August 2,Vin […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Curt Smith, sports broadcast historian, profiles late Bob Wolff, former Senators announcer

Since baseball’s player-management lockout has temporarily chilled its “Hot Stove League,” we begin today a […]


Jack Graney wins 2022 Ford Frick Award; Canadian born player, turned voice, became popular in Cleveland

Recall Dizzy Dean’s “sludding into third,” catcher Joe Garagiola, doing play-by-play in the bullpen […]