1993 – Marty Glickman

Born in Bronx, New York, on August 14, 1917, sportscasting legend Marty Glickman had a more than 50 year career as a sportscaster on both radio and television. During his career Glickman broadcast a wide variety of sports, including football, basketball, baseball, horse racing, wrestling, bowling, bike racing, skiing, golf, and many more. He began his career as a broadcaster at WHN radio in 1939, and by 1943 had worked his way up to sports director. When the New York Knicks were formed in 1946, Glickman became radio announcer for their games. He continued to broadcast Knicks games for 24 seasons, and was the first television announcer for the NBA. In addition to basketball, Glickman was also an accomplished football announcer, broadcasting New York Giants games from 1948-1971, and New York Jets games from 1972-72 and 1987-89. He also hosted pre game and post game shows for Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees games for 22 years, and was the voice of Yonkers Raceway for 12 years. In addition to broadcasting play-by-play, Glickman was heard in cinema houses around the world for 15 years as the sports narrator for “Paramount News” and “News of the Day.” Glickman died in 2001. He was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame on April 26, 1993.