His signature, skeletal-like call is still remembered reverentially and intoned by those who appreciate its classic definition.
He was elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 1982. Touchdown, Green Bay.") Scott was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on June 17, 1919.
Scott was elected to the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame in 1982, and named sportscaster of the year 12 times in Minnesota, Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Scott also called Milwaukee Brewers telecasts in 1976–77. I never believed in trying to please the whims of a producer or director. Scott got his big network break in 1956 through circumstances that were unfortunate. “CBS’s National Football League coverage didn’t make a move to any big game without him in the late 1950s and early sixties.”1, Widely known as the voice of the Green Bay Packers for a decade and the play-by-play announcer for four Super Bowls, Scott brought his deliberate demeanor and the same cadence, clarity, and conciseness to baseball that had already become his trademark on football broadcasts. Scott’s sonorous sound filled a room but his sparse word-count couldn’t fill a closet.
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Scott's famous minimalist style was evident in his call of Lou Johnson's home run that broke a scoreless tie and proved to be the game winner ("Kaat's pitch, uh-oh, it's a long fly down the left field line. “If Ray had been calling Eagles or Cowboys in that era, he still would have been excellent, but it would not have resonated in the same way,” Costas added. Scott got the Packers just as Chris Schenkel had the Giants. This article is about the sportscaster. Broadcasts required personality and entertainment. “I left baseball and the Twins in 1966 to try and resolve a family situation,” Scott explained.
After CBS discontinued the practice of assigning specific announcers to particular teams following the 1967 season, Scott became the network’s lead announcer for its NFL broadcasts. Scott did very well on baseball, and his Twins partner, Herb Carneal, once said that you wouldn’t have thought his style would have worked on radio, but it did. : "Starr . TV Shows.
This article was written by Stew Thornley, “Not all veteran fans remember him. Scott also served as a narrator for the NFL Films Game of the Week in the 1970s, called syndicated broadcasts of Penn State football from 1975–81, and was play-by-play announcer for the USFL's Arizona Wranglers in 1983 and 1984 and the Portland Breakers in the 1985 season.
. He was in no condition to be on the air, leaving Scott to handle the broadcast duties. Scott also called UCLA, Arizona, Minnesota, and Nebraska football in the '80s, broadcast college basketball and golf at various points in his career, and teamed with Patrick Ryan while doing high school and college football in and around Billings, Montana.
Scott’s obituary, written by John Millea, in the Star Tribune of March 24, 1998, lists Hal and Virginia as survivors but does not indicate if Scott had had any other sisters or brothers. It was his first experience announcing baseball, but he was a fan and hoped to do more. His signature, skeletal-like call is still remembered. A Minneapolis writer and announcer, Halsey Hall, was hired to do the color on the broadcasts, and Scott was under consideration for the third and final spot. For other people named Ray Scott, see, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, "Ray Scott, 78, Voice of Packers During Glory Seasons in the 60's,", http://www3.jsonline.com/packer/sbxxxiii/news/ray32398.stm, http://www.americansportscastersonline.com/top50sportscasters.html, Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award recipients, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ray_Scott_(sportscaster)&oldid=949214144, American Basketball Association broadcasters, College basketball announcers in the United States, High school basketball announcers in the United States, High school football announcers in the United States, National Basketball Association broadcasters, Washington Senators (1961–1971) broadcasters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 April 2020, at 06:16. In 1993, by then 74, Scott took a job in Green Bay where he was still identified with the Packers’ glory years. He also did work for NFL Films and the USFL.
Hall chimed in only on a few occasions, a contrast to the constant chatter now provided by color analysts. As the NFL thundered past baseball for viewership and fan attention, he was as much a part of the football landscape as fall’s colorful foliage is in New England.
After Sandy Koufax struck out his tenth hitter for the final out of the series, Scott stated "every pitcher likes to end a game with a strikeout. He had his last stint as a baseball announcer in 1976 and 1977 for the Milwaukee Brewers, working with Bob Uecker and Merle Harmon. If his pay was calculated by the word, he would have been the highest paid announcer in network television sports history.
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"He also had a good baritone and stentorian voice. Following a stint in the U.S. Army during World War II, he moved to Pittsburgh, where he did play-by-play for Carnegie Tech and University of Pittsburgh football and Duquesne University basketball. The Packers were perennial losers at the time, and handling their games wasn't exactly a cherished assignment. “Except for that I never would have left baseball.
Longtime Minneapolis and St. Paul sports columnist and baseball observer Patrick Reusse said, “Everyone knows he was a great f***ing football announcer, but not everyone remembers he was a great f***ing baseball announcer.”, Ray Scott was born on June 17, 1919, in Pennsylvania to William and Ada (Long) Scott. It took me awhile to “warm up” to Ray Scott. Scott had a brother named Stephen and two sisters named Susan and Synthia. He conducted a nightly radio sports talk show live from a restaurant he owned in downtown Minneapolis and continued the show from other venues after his establishment went out of business.
His delivery was rich and powerful, and his style inimitable. He was voted by his peers as the national sportscaster of the year in 1968 and 1971. He was coming off a rough patch, having suffered financially and through severe health issues including a kidney transplant.
But his striking silence reinforced the need for a color commentator who could fill …  His bare-bones style has inspired many sportscasters. He also got his first shot at sportscasting, calling high-school football and basketball games.
A voice that resonated. He happily took a back seat to what viewers saw on the screen. NBC was carrying the Cubs-Pirates game in Pittsburgh on June 15 and needed a fill-in for Lindsey Nelson, who was covering a golf tournament in Toledo, Ohio. Scott was also the lead television and radio announcer for Major Leauge Baseball's Minnesota Twins from 1961 to 1966, calling the 1965 World Series on NBC television. But his striking silence reinforced the need for a color commentator who could fill the void with depth and substance, namely meaty analysis. He was mainly known as the play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Colts.
Scott became the play-by-play announcer on CBS' lead NFL broadcast team. Ray Scott, the voice of the Green Bay Packers during their dynasty years of the 1960's, died on Monday at a Minneapolis hospital after a long illness.
Although he’s first identified with football, Scott also did baseball, working Twins games on radio and television. Touchdown, Green Bay!") Five years later, on March 23, 1998, Scott passed. We haven’t unpacked them in our last four moves.