Fox Sports is reporting that legendary baseball announcer Curt Gowdy has died, after a long bout with leukemia.
Before there was 24-hour sports coverage, before (and even after) superstations broadcast all of the home teams’ games, before ESPN, before any of that stuff, baseball meant the NBC Game of the Week on Saturday afternoons.
I occupied many afternoons listening to Curt Gowdy and his sidekicks, Tony Kubek and Joe Garagiola. He also was the voice of the Red Sox for a while and did stints at the Olympic Games over the years.
A legend, by all accounts…