Sportscaster Dom Valentino Dies At 83
April 19, 2012 at 4:16 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former sportscaster DOM VALENTINO, who died TUESDAY (4/17) in NEW YORK at 83. VALENTINO had been battling prostate cancer and a choking incident eight days before his death that prevented him from swallowing.
VALENTINO was the radio voice of the CINCINNATI ROYALS/KANSAS CITY-OMAHA KINGS franchise (now the SACRAMENTO KINGS) for several years in the late 60's and early 70's and also called games for the ABA's NEW YORK NETS (now the NBA's NEW JERSEY NETS, soon to be the BROOKLYN NETS) and NBA's NEW ORLEANS JAZZ; in baseball, he called NEW YORK YANKEES and OAKLAND ATHLETICS games, as well as LAS VEGAS STARS and NEW ORLEANS PELICANS minor league baseball, and also handled NEW YORK ISLANDERS hockey and the AFL's BOSTON (now NEW ENGLAND) PATRIOTS.