They are the voices in the night, play-by-play announcer, who has spouted a call from the radio speaker from the date of August 5, 1921 when Harold Arlin called the first baseball game on KDKA Pittsburgh. That fall, Arlin make the main broadcast of college football. After that, radio microphones found their way into stadiums and arenas around the world.
The first three decades of broadcast radio sports casting provided many memories.
Berlin Olympics of 1936 offset by the stunning performance of Jesse Owens, an African-American who won four gold medals, although Adolph Hitler refused to put them on his neck. Games are broadcast in 28 different languages, the first sporting event to reach worldwide radio coverage.
Many famous sports radio broadcasts followed.
On the night of stale dated June 22, 1938, NBC radio listeners to join 70 043 boxing fans at Yankee Stadium for a heavyweight fight between champion Joe Louis and German Max Schmeling. After just 124 seconds listeners were astonished to hear commentators NBC Ben Grauer growling "and Schmeling is down ... and here's the count ..." as "The Brown Bomber" scored stunning knockouts.
In 1939, New York Yankees captain Lou Gehrig's famous farewell speech made at Yankee Stadium. Baseball "iron man", who earlier had ended his record 2130 consecutive games played streak, has been diagnosed with ALS, a degenerative disease. That Fourth of July broadcast including the famous line, "... today, I consider myself the luckiest person on earth".
1947 World Series provided one of the radio broadcasts of all time most popular sport. In game six, with the Brooklyn Dodgers led the New York Yankees, Dodgers put Al Gionfriddo in midfield. With two people on the basis of Yankee Slugger Joe DiMaggio, representing the tying run, came to bat. In one of the most memorable calls of all time, the announcer Red Barber described what happened next:
"This is a field. Swinging on, belted ... it's a long one to the left of the center. Back goes Gionfriddo ... back, back, back, back, back, back ... and ... HE MAKES ONE AGAINST THE CATCH bullpen arms THE Oh! Doctor! "
Barber "Oh, Doctor!" a slogan, because not many others are created by the broadcaster. Some of the most famous sports radio broadcasts are remembered for their phrases. Cardinals and Cubs voice Harry Caray a "Maybe, it could be, it is ... home run" is a classic. So, is a pioneer hockey broadcaster Foster Hewitt "He shoots he scores?” Boston Bruins Johnny Best sound "violin and diddles him ...” Marv Albert "Yes!"
A few have been so skilled broadcaster with a special language phrase is unnecessary. On April 8, 1974 Los Angeles Dodgers voice Vin Scully watched Atlanta Henry Aaron hit home run number 715, a new record. Scully just said, "Get the ball, there is a high fly to center field to left ... Buckner back to the fence ... it's ... gone!", Then got up to drink water as much and thunderous fireworks.
Broadcasters rarely broadcast coloring them with creative expressions now and sports video has become pervasive. However, radio voices in the night following the path paved by memories of past sports announcer.