Red Barber

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Red Barber
Red Barber.jpg
Born
Walter Lanier Barber

February 17, 1908
DiedOctober 22, 1992(1992-10-22) (aged 84)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Florida
OccupationAmerican sportscaster

Walter Lanier "Red" Barber (February 17, 1908—October 22, 1992) was an American sports commentator.

Barber, nicknamed "The Ol' Redhead", by the radio broadcasts of Major League Baseball. He broadcasted for forty years with the Cincinnati Reds (1934—38), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939—1953), and New York Yankees (1954—1966).

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Edwards, Bob (1993). Fridays with Red: A Radio Friendship. New York: Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-671-87013-0.

Other websites[change | change source]