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Dave Niehaus: Voice of the Seattle Mariners

Published by on May 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

That photo is Dave Niehaus getting elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.  How did he get there? 

Because he's probably one of the best broadcasters ever.

Dave Niehaus' journey started in April, 1977, when he called the Mariner's historic first pitch...

He had just been introduced as a "fine young gentleman."  He introduced himself as the "initial voice of the Mariners."  I don't think he knew he'd be the voice of the Mariners at that point.

The first pitch was a strike.

Well, it's been 31 years and one month since that call, and since that time, Niehaus has missed all of 90 Mariner's games, including 21 in 1996 (17 due to medical reas...

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