Ray Scott

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Ray Scott (June 17, 1919 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania – March 23, 1998 in Minneapolis, Minnesota), was an American sportscaster. He is best known for his broadcasts for the Green Bay Packers[1] of the National Football League. His brother Hal Scott was also a sportscaster.

Scott broadcast Super Bowl I and II for CBS.

Scott was also the lead television and radio announcer for Major League Baseball's Minnesota Twins. This was from 1961 to 1966. He called the 1965 World Series. After leaving Minnesota he called games for the Washington Senators in 1970–71. He returned to the Twins part-time from 1973–75. Scott also called Milwaukee Brewers telecasts in 1976–77.

Scott also called UCLA, Arizona, Minnesota, and Nebraska football in the '80s. He called college basketball and golf at different times in his career.

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Scott was twice named National Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He was given regional awards by that organization 12 times in four different states. He was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1982. Posthumous honors include the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He was also inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in July 2001.

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