Graham McNamee: Broadcast Pioneer

By Cort Vitty

This article was published in the 2017 The National Pastime.

In 1923, Graham McNamee was an unemployed opera singer who took a job at a radio station in New York. Months later, he was calling the World Series and becoming America's first star broadcaster. In 2016, he was selected as the Ford C. Frick Award recipient by the Baseball Hall of Fame. The excitement was electric, as crowds filled Yankee Stadium to capacity on October 10, 1923. For the third consecutive year, the Fall Classic was an all-New York affair, pitting the dominant National League Giants against the upstart Yankees, . . .

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