Former Kansas City Star and current Sports Illustrated columnist Joe Posnanski had a really interesting write-up detailing 32 of the all-time greatest radio and television sports-calls. Complete with video and/or audio clips for each entry the article offers a plethora of nostalgia to any serious sports fan.
The list is peppered with calls from great like Vin Scully and Verne Lundquist as well as instances where it was the moment, not the broadcaster who made the call great. From Larry Bird Stealing the ball and passing it underneath to DJ, to Scully eloquently telling the story of Sandy Koufax’s perfect-game, and some excited person yelling, “Look at Mills! Look at Mills!” over NBC broadcaster Bud Palmer during Billy Mills’ thrilling 10,000 meter race at the 1964 Olympics.
Chic Anderson on Secretariat’s amazing run at the 1973 Belmont Stakes.
Kudos and thanks to Posnanski, this is a gift for any sports-fan.