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Yankees Couldn’t Handle the Truth from Red Barber

Published by on June 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Red Barber had integrity; the pioneer baseball broadcaster would not accept journalistic handcuffs.

Red Barber told fans the truth. The Yankees didn't like the truth.

Yankees' President Mike Burke Planned No Changes

On September 21, 1966, newly appointed Yankees' president Mike Burke flatly stated that he had no plans to change the Yankees' broadcasting crew, which consisted of Barber, Phil Rizzuto, Jerry Coleman, and Joe Garagiola.

Previous Owner Dan Topping Was Upset With the Yankees' Broadcasters

Previous Yankees' owner Dan Topping had sent each of the broadcasters a memorandum in which he described their work as horrible.

He accused them of tal...

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