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    AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcast

    October 3, 1965 at Candlestick Park.
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    Re: AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcast

    Good thing there was no Redszone at that time. Waite Hoyt would have never been in good favor with all that "dead air."
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    Re: AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcast

    He was in full Marty mode with resignation of a crappy season (4th, Hoyt is sorry to say).

    Just with that little bit to go on, Hoyt would have driven me nuts repeating the count over and over between each pitch like this:

    "Here comes the pitch, a ball. One ball and one strike, one and oh. < dead air >.............................. Here come the next pitch, strike on the outside corner. One ball and one strike, one and one...................Third pitch of the at bat and the batter takes it low, two balls and 1 strike, two and one...."

    Man that would grate on me.

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    Re: AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcast

    who is the color announcer?

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    Re: AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcast

    deron johnson grounded to tito fuentes, what a play!

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    Re: AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcas

    Quote Originally Posted by redsupport
    who is the color announcer?
    Either Gordie Coleman or Ed Kennedy I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsupport
    deron johnson grounded to tito fuentes, what a play!
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    Re: AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcas

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Either Gordie Coleman or Ed Kennedy I think.
    The color guy was uniquely black and white during that clip (but mostly null).

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    Re: AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288
    He was in full Marty mode with resignation of a crappy season (4th, Hoyt is sorry to say).

    Just with that little bit to go on, Hoyt would have driven me nuts repeating the count over and over between each pitch like this:

    "Here comes the pitch, a ball. One ball and one strike, one and oh. < dead air >.............................. Here come the next pitch, strike on the outside corner. One ball and one strike, one and one...................Third pitch of the at bat and the batter takes it low, two balls and 1 strike, two and one...."

    Man that would grate on me.
    The thing to remember about the announcers is that they were talking to a much less "knowledgable" listener at that time...not that they knew lessa bout the game but that they didn't have the instant access to all the media blitz of the net/cable/etc that we have now...many times a really avid fan would not know if their team won or lost until they saw the box scores the next morning....the entire culture of our country was much slower paced...today, we have so much information fed to us that it is similar to drinking water from a fire hose....just saying.

    Also, I don't think there was nything overly critical about what he said, he was sorry the Reds finished fourth and he was probably just as excited for the season to end as Frank Robinson was.
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    Re: AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcast

    Funny, but I remember listening to this game.

    My folks had an old Magnavox TV with a phonograph/radio in the base. The TV went on the blink, so my dad put the radio in the basement. I was building models in the basement and had this game on.

    I distinctly remember Hoyt saying "blah blah blah ... that is the end of the season and the Reds finish 4th" and then "and that is also the end of my radio career". Which surprised me because I didn't follow things as closely then and didn't know he was retiring.

    They were rather spare in the word usage in those days.

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    Re: AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcas

    My folks had an old Magnavox TV with a phonograph/radio in the base. The TV went on the blink, so my dad put the radio in the basement. I was building models in the basement and had this game on.
    For you kids out there who have no idea what Roy is talking about.

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    Re: AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcast

    My folks had one of those when I was growing up. It looked more like the one in the lower right corner of the ad...and had a maple finish. I never got to listen to Waite Hoyte on it though.

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    Re: AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcast

    I always remember hearing stories about the stories he would tell during rain delays...had to be better than the Banana Phone
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcast

    October 3, 1965 - I got married 16 years later. Of course, I was ten years old then and doubt I thought about that on that day. You know, sit down to dinner and tell your mother you're going to get married on that day 16 years later and please pass the potatoes....

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    Re: AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcas

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Either Gordie Coleman or Ed Kennedy I think.
    Gordy Coleman was in the dugout and still an active player with the Reds platooning at first with Perez.

    Wasn't it Claude Sullivan? I think Ed Kennedy and Frank McCormick did TV.
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