I can’t believe it’s time for spring training already. With my team, the Colorado Rockies, reporting to camp this week with its first full work-out Friday I can’t help but think about how I wish UW still had a D1 baseball program. I’ve been to a few baseball games at the University of Nebraska over the last couple of years and realized there is nothing quite like attending a college baseball game. With that said, I wanted to do a post about baseball relating to Wyoming and came up with a legendary broadcaster, the late Curt Gowdy.
Gowdy was born in Green River but moved to Cheyenne early in his life. After attending the University of Wyoming where he played basketball and tennis for the Cowboys, he worked at a radio station in Cheyenne and broadcasted high-school games before taking a job calling football for the University of Oklahoma. Gowdy went on the be the “voice” of the Boston Red Sox where he called Red Sox games for 15 years and later moved onto NBC Sports covering events like Game of the Week, Monday Night Baseball and World Series games. Check out the video below where Gowdy talks about his career in broadcasting.