1970 Sports Highlights. Artwork By – Dick Blake. Engineer – Bill Ferruzzi. Executive Producer – Joseph Tully. Narrator – Curt Gowdy (2). Producer – Ted Patterson. Written By – Sam Miller (4). Notes. Special thanks to Fred Hessler, KMPC.
On back cover: "Sports highlights of the sensational 60's. A recorded tribute to the athletes and events which made the 60's Sport's Greatest Decade". At bottom of back cover: "In a couple of instances the quality of the recorded highlight is poor.
Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster, well known as the longtime "voice" of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports and ABC Sports in the 1960s and 1970s. His accomplishments include coining the nickname "The Granddaddy of Them All" for the Rose Bowl Game, taking the moniker from the Cheyenne Frontier Days in his native Wyoming.
Curt Gowdy is located just 24 miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 24 miles east of Laramie, Wyoming. Take State Route 210 (Happy Jack Road) to County Road 106. Curt Gowdy State Park has seven sections of richly varied landscape, flora and fauna decorate the foothills of the Laramie Mountains. The beautiful attractions within Curt Gowdy State Park are near the crossroads of two major interstates, I-80 and I-25. There are three reservoirs, Granite, Crystal and North Crow. Granite offers excellent rainbow trout and kokanee salmon fishing as well as space for water sports
During the 1970s and 1980s, a Canadian version was aired by the CTV Television Network. Licensed by ABC, the CTV broadcast included a mix of content from the American show, and segments produced by CTV and its affiliates. In Australia, the Nine Network produced its own version from 1981 to 1997 and from 2008 to present, Nine's Wide World of Sports, which has since become the all-encompassing brand for all of Nine's sport coverage. It was also originally a sports anthology series, but also featured professional sporting competitions.
In a career spanning more than 40 years, Curt Gowdy became recognized as one of the top sportscasters in broadcasting history. Broadcaster Red Barber wrote in 1970, In my measured opinion, the greatest television sports announcer of today is Curt Gowdy. He is the best man on football, baseball, basketball, track, winter or summer Olympics, or fishing. He has amazing versatility and authority. Providing the play-by-play description of such great baseball moments as Ted Williams’ final home run, covering many World Series games, Super Bowls, as well as memorable Olympic events, Curt Gowdy was.
Curt Gowdy Media Award - Established by the Hall of Fame's Board of Trustees to single out members of the media for outstanding contribution to basketball.
Learn about Curt Gowdy: his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. Hall of Fame radio and TV sports broadcaster best known for his time with NBC Sports and ABC Sports in the 1960s and 1970s. He played basketball and tennis at the University of Wyoming. He covered a number of games for the Boston Red Sox. Family Life. He married Geraldine Dawkins on June 24, 1949 and together they had three children.
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