The Seattle Mariners are honoring late Hall of Fame broadcaster Dave Niehaus with the first statue in franchise history.
The statue was unveiled Friday. The image is of Niehaus, who was the Mariners' lead broadcaster from the first game in franchise history through the end of the 2010 season, sitting behind a desk wearing a headset, with a scorebook and microphone on the desktop...
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September 16, 2011
That voice that inaugurated the ’77 Mariners when Diego Segui threw out the first pitch in M’s history; that voice that graced over 5000 Mariners games; that voice that pervaded through 33 years of Seattle baseball, and made the lean years endurable; that voice that will never announce another game, nor be replaced, but will forever be ingrained in our hearts.
Most sports fans will agree that of all sports broadcasters, baseball broadcasters are the best. The greats bring a poetry to the game that you simply don’t find in other sports. Today the baseball world lost one of the all time greats, Dave Niehaus. Niehaus was the Seattle Mariners announcer for 34 years, calling the franchises very first pitch.
R.I.P. to one of the greats...