Saturday, September 05, 2015

Gene Elston, R. I. P.

Ultimate Astros: Gene Elston, the quiet Midwesterner who taught thousands of fans the basics of the game as the original voice of Major League Baseball in Houston, has died at age 93. 

Elston had been in declining health for several months and died peacefully, his son, Kim, said in an e-mail Saturday. He broadcast Colt .45s and Astros games on radio and television from 1962 through 1986 and was selected as the 2006 winner of the Ford Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame for broadcasting contributions.

3 comments:

Jeff Meyerson said...

I guess he saw a lot of bad baseball over the years.

Jeff

Unknown said...

You're a cruel man, Jeff.

Jeff Meyerson said...

I was just thinking of Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy and Ralph Kiner and all they went through watching the early years of the Mets. Of course, they did have 1969 and 1973.


Jeff