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Today is Friday, Oct. 22, the 296th day of 2004 with 70 to follow.
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Uecker headed to Hall of Fame

MILWAUKEE, March 13 (UPI) -- Bob Uecker, the longtime Milwaukee Brewers radio announcer, was honored Thursday with the Ford Frick Award for contributions to baseball broadcasting.

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Today is Monday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2003 with 317 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2002 with 70 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2002 with 317 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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Today is Monday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2001 with 70 to follow.
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Walter Lanier "Red" Barber (February 17, 1908 – October 22, 1992) was an American sportscaster.

Barber, nicknamed "The Ol' Redhead", was primarily identified with radio broadcasts of Major League Baseball, calling play-by-play across four decades with the Cincinnati Reds (1934–38), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939–1953), and New York Yankees (1954–1966). Like his fellow sports pioneer Mel Allen, Barber also gained a niche calling college and professional football in his primary market of New York City.

Barber was born 1908 in Columbus, Mississippi. He was a distant relative of poet Sidney Lanier and writer Thomas Lanier Williams. The family moved to Sanford, Florida in 1918 and, at the age of 21, he hitchhiked to Gainesville and enrolled at the University of Florida, majoring in education. During his first year he worked at various jobs including part-time janitor at the University Club. There in January 1930 Barber got his start in broadcasting.

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