Sunday, 25 August 2019

1028) Walter Lanier "Red" Barber

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..."

- "The career of the red-headed sports journalist is already well chronicled in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles..."

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