Walter Lanier "Red" Barber (1908 – 1992). American sports commentator. Barber, nicknamed "The Ol' Redhead", was primarily identified with radio broadcasts of Major League Baseball, calling play-by-play across four decades with the Cincinnati Reds (1934–1938), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939–1953), and New York Yankees (1954–1966). Like his fellow sports pioneer Mel Allen, Barber also gained a niche calling college and professional American football in his primary market of New York City.
- "Walter Lanier “Red” Barber—Red for the color of his hair—was born in Columbus..." https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/5d514087
- "The career of the red-headed sports journalist is already well
chronicled in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles..." https://www.csmonitor.com/1993/1102/02151.html