|Born||July 31, 1919|
Green River, Wyoming
|Died||February 20, 2006"Curt Gowdy dies at 86". The Boston Globe. February 20, 2006. (aged 86)|
Palm Beach, Florida
In 1949 Gowdy began his Major League Baseball broadcasting career working as an announcer with Mel Allen for New York Yankees games on radio and television. In 1951 he began working for the Red Sox. He left the Red Sox after the 1965 season.
- Wyoming Cowboys football and basketball
- Oklahoma Sooners football and basketball
- National Hockey League on NBC
- Olympic Games
- New England Patriots play-by-play
- National Basketball Association
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In 1970, Gowdy became the first sportscaster to get the Peabody Award. He was elected to the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame in 1981. In 1985, he was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame. He was given the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. He received the Pete Rozelle Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993. He got a lifetime achievement Emmy in 1992. He was selected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1995. He is also in many local Hall of Fames.
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- 2009 Kickoff Luncheon and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction program
- "Curt Gowdy State Park - 1972".