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PQQLK9
03-06-2005, 10:20 AM
I loved listening to this guy! /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

BALTIMORE -- Hall of Fame broadcaster Chuck Thompson, whose deep voice and enthusiasm for the job entertained Baltimore sports fans for more than 50 years, died Sunday. He was 83.

Thompson called Baltimore Orioles games for the better part of five decades and served 30 years as the play-by-play announcer of the Baltimore Colts. He took pride in his professional approach to the job but never apologized for an obvious bias toward the home team.

When the Orioles got a clutch home run or the Colts scored a pivotal touchdown, Thompson would often exclaim on the air, "Ain't the beer cold!" That phrase became the title of his autobiography, published in 1996. web page (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11404-2005Mar6.html)

Rich R.
03-06-2005, 11:29 AM
Chuck Thompson was greatly loved in Baltimore. Although he has been retired for a number of years, he was always invited and attended the special events at Oriole Park.
He will be missed by all.