Red Barber

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Red Barber
Red Barber.jpg
Born Walter Lanier Barber
February 17, 1908
Columbus, Mississippi
Died October 22, 1992(1992-10-22) (aged 84)
Tallahassee, Florida
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Florida
Occupation American 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. 

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