“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Red Barber (American Celebrity)
Date of Birth:
February 17, 1908
Date of Death:
October 22, 1992
Walter Lanier "Red" Barber was an American sportscaster.
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 , Brooklyn Dodgers , and New York Yankees . Like his fellow sports pioneer Mel Allen, Barber also gained a niche calling college and professional football in his primary market of New York City.