Mets Announcer Bob Murphy Has Died

Mark Watson
Tue Aug 3 20:51:56 EDT 2004

  Just read an AP story on line that reports the passing of Bob Murphy,
longtime announcer of New York Mets baseball on radio & TV from the team's
beginnings in 1962 until he retired last September. He died today in Florida
at the age of 79 after a brief bout with lung cancer.

   According to the story, Murphy's broadcasting career started in 1954
working Boston Red Sox games. He then worked in Baltimore in 1960 & 1961,
then took one of the three TV & radio positions for the Mets when they began
playing in 1962, calling over 6.000 games on TV & radio including their 1969
& 1986 World Series victories. Who did Bob Murphy work with on Red Sox
games? Were they on WHDH radio back in the 50's? Sounds like a job for Donna

Mark Watson

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