Originally Posted by chicoruiz
Waite Hoyt -Great, great radio announcer of my childhood. A HOF pitcher too, although he was aided greatly by pitching for the Yankee juggernauts.
I enjoyed Waite Hoyt too, chico. Not a polished announcer by any means but great with the rain delays because of his tales from his Yankee days. Also, he amazed me concerning the way he could recreate the Reds away games from a simple ticker description of on-the-field action to realistic play-by-play.
He drove me nuts though, once in a while, when, at Crosley, he would get so caught up in the action on the field that he would actually forget to relay the details of the play to the listening audience. There would be dead air for several seconds then he would have to give a summary of exactly what had happened. Maddening!