On August 5, 1921, Pittsburgh hosted the first baseball game broadcast over the radio. Harold Arlin, a foreman at Westinghouse, announced the game over KDKA from a box seat next to the first base dugout at Forbes Field.
Bob Prince, the voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates for nearly three decades and one of baseball's best-known play-by-play announcers, died today of cancer. He was 68 years old. Mr. Prince, a native of Los Angeles, began his career in 1941, and joined the Pirates' broadcasting team in 1948. He took over as the No. 1 announcer in 1952, and held the job until he and his partner, Nellie King, were dismissed after the 1975 season. Their dismissal prompted an outcry from many fans. Afterward, Mr. Prince worked for the Houston Astros' network and ABC-TV on game-of-the week broadcasts
1969 Pittsburgh Pirates season. 1969 Pittsburgh Pirates. Major League affiliations. National League (since 1887). 12 198. 1969 10 02 Expos vs Pirates Missing First Half Of Game Radio Broadcast. 1960 World Series Game 7: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Yankees (last 3 innings). 1970 06 28 Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cubs Radio Broadcast (Bob Prince, Nellie King & Gene Osborne). 1972-04-15 NBC GOW - Pirates at Mets (Opening Day; partial). [email protected]: Frank Howard hits his 39th homer of '68.
Start by marking The World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Some of the appeal of this book is that it was written shortly after Pirates won the 1960 World Series and before the 1961 season. The book covers Pirate history from their beginning in the 1880s through the 1960 Championship season. The book also covers all the players, manager, GM and owners of the 1960 team.
The 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 90th season for the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; their 85th in the National League. It involved the Pirates finishing first in the National League East with a record of 97 wins and 65 losses. They defeated the San Francisco Giants three games to one in the National League Championship Series and beat the Baltimore Orioles four games to three in the World Series. The Pirates were managed by Danny Murtaugh, and played their first full season at Three Rivers Stadium, which had opened in July the year before. 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates. KDKA–AM 1020 Bob Prince, Nellie King. lt; Previous season Next season . Offseason.
Only Bob Prince (28 years) and Lanny Frattare (33 years) have called more games than Brown, who has described the action of more than 3,800 games in his career behind the mic. Known for his outgoing personality and passion for the ballclub, the Emmy award winning broadcaster has made the phrase "Raise The Jolly Roger" synonymous with a Pirates victory and "Clear The Deck, Cannonball Coming" his signature home run call. In the 1971 World Series against the Baltimore Orioles, Blass recorded two complete game victories, allowing only seven hits and two runs in 18 innings of work. Blass officially joined the Pittsburgh Pirates radio broadcast crew in 1986. A native of Canaan, CT, Steve and his wife Karen live in Pittsburgh. They have two sons, David and Christopher, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 91st season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 86th in the National League. The defending World Series champion Pirates finished first in the National League East with a record of 96–59. The team was defeated three games to two by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1972 National League Championship Series. Despite losing the series, the Pirates put up a good fight, unlike the last time the two teams met in the playoffs
The defending World Series champion Pirates finished first in the National League East with a record of 96–59. Despite losing the series, the Pirates put up a good fight, unlike the last time the two teams met in the playoffs. In game 5, the Pirates led 3-2 in the 9th inning, and were 3 outs away from pulling off a major upset over the Reds. All looked good until the Pirates collapsed in the 9th inning and allowed 2 runs to score, with the walk off run coming on a wild pitch.
The Prince of Pittsburgh. com User, January 17, 2000. You don't have to be a fan of the Buccos to enjoy this book, but it helps to be familiar with Prince as he rooted unashamedly for his beloved Bucs. Like other announcers, he had his pet phrases such as "We have a bug on the ru. "You can kiss it goodbye.