OAB Hall of Fame
Curt Gowdy possessed a warmth and versatility behind the mic never before exhibited in sports broadcasting. He has been honored by all whom he represented behind the mic. He is the only person ever to be elected to four Sports Halls of Fame; The American Sportscaster Hall of Fame, The Baseball Hall of Fame, The Sports Writers and Broadcasters Hall of Fame and The International Fishing Hall of Fame.
The First sports figure to win a coveted Peabody Award, a six-time Emmy winner for “American Sportman”, the first inductee into the Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame, the recipient of a special Emmy, The Lifetime Achievement Award, from the American Academy of Arts & Science and the NFL’s Pete Rozelle Pro Football Award for long time exceptional contributions to broadcasting and telecasting professional football...all are symbols of appreciation for the contributions of this talented man.
From 1946 to 1949, Curt Gowdy was the play-by-play voice of University of Oklahoma football and Mr. Iba’s champion Oklahoma State (A&M) basketball teams aired on KOMA, Oklahoma City. He moved to the national scene as a member of the New York Yankee broadcast team and later became the radio and television play-by-play announcer of the Boston Red Sox for 15 years. During his career he was associated with all of the major networks, ABC, NBC, and CBS.
His travels have taken him to the world’s greatest sporting arenas and the fields, streams and forests he loves so well. Truly the American Sportsman...Curt Gowdy.