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Charles L. "Chuck" Thompson (June 10, 1921 - March 6, 2005) was an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of the National Football League Baltimore Colts and Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles. He was well-recognized for his resonant voice, crisply descriptive syle of play-by-play, and signature on-air exclamations "Ain't the beer cold!" and "Go to war, Miss Agnes!" June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue, White, and Gray Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in North American professional baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ...


Thompson was born in Palmer, Massachusetts and grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania. He began his broadcasting career with the Philadelphia Athletics and Phillies in 1947. In 1949 he was hired by the Orioles of the minor International League; when the former St. Louis Browns moved to Baltimore and were rechristened as the major-league Orioles in 1954, Thompson broadcast for them until 1958, moved to the Washington Senators in 1960, and returned to Baltimore in 1962.   Palmer is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. ... , Reading (IPA:) is the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania and the center of the Greater Reading Area. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames Phils, The Phightin Phils, The... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960...


Thompson broadcast regularly on Orioles radio until 1983, then switched to television and occasional radio broadcasts. In addition to his baseball work, he called many NFL games over the years for the Colts (prior to their departure for Indianapolis in 1984) as well as the CBS and NBC networks. Nickname: Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: , County Marion Founded 1821 Government  - Mayor Bart Peterson (D) Area  - City  372 sq mi (963. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


Thompson cut back on his play-by-play duties in the 1990s due to age and failing eyesight caused by macular degeneration. He received the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993. Listen to this article · (info) · play in browser This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-07-19, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... The Ford C. Frick Award is an award bestowed annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame in the United States to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...


Nationally, Thompson broadcast the now-legendary 1958 NFL Championship Game for NBC, as well as several World Series for NBC. He is particularly remembered for his flawed but endearing call of the sudden-victory finish to the 1960 World Series, for which he was a "guest" play-by-play announcer for NBC Radio. This event was replayed in full on an MLB radio special some years ago, during one of the players' strikes. The pitcher was actually Ralph Terry; Art Ditmar was warming in the bullpen, and besides that error, Chuck just kind of got caught up in the moment: The 1958 National Football League Championship Game was played on December 28, 1958 at Yankee Stadium in New York City. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ... Ralph Willard Terry (born on January 9, 1936 in Big Cabin, Oklahoma) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1956-57, 1959-64), Kansas City Athletics (1957-59, 1966), Cleveland Indians (1965) and New York Mets (1966-67). ... Arthur John Ditmar (born April 3, 1929 in Winthrop, Massachusetts) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Athletics (Philadelphia, 1954 - Kansas City, 1955-56, 1961-62) and the New York Yankees (1957-1961). ... While the game goes on, a relief pitcher warms up in the bullpen, beyond the outfield fence In baseball, the bullpen is the area where pitchers warm-up before entering a game. ...

Well, a little while ago, when we said that this one, uh, in typical fashion, was going right down to the wire, little did we know! ... Art Ditmar throws ... There's a swing and a high fly ball going deep to left, this may do it! ... Back to the wall goes Berra, it is ... over the fence, home run, the Pirates win! ... (long pause for crowd noise) ... Ladies and gentleman, Bill Mazeroski has just hit a one-nothing pitch over the left field wall to win the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of ten to nothing! ... Once again, that final score, the World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates TEN, and the New York Yankees NINE!

Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career (1956-72) with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...

See Also

  • List of NFL on CBS commentator pairings

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External links

  • Baseball Hall of Fame - Frick Award recipient
  • Baltimore Sportscaster Chuck Thompson Dies
  • Marylanders Celebrate Chuck Thompson's Life
Awards
Preceded by
Milo Hamilton
Ford C. Frick Award
1993
Succeeded by
Bob Murphy

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Chuck Thompson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (452 words)
Thompson broadcast regularly on Orioles radio until 1983, then switched to television and occasional radio broadcasts.
Thompson cut back on his play-by-play duties in the 1990s due to age and failing eyesight caused by macular degeneration.
In addition to his broadcasts for the Orioles and Colts, Thompson is remembered for his flawed but endearing call of the sudden-victory finish to the 1960 World Series, for which he was a "guest" play-by-play announcer for NBC Radio.
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