San Diego Sportscaster Jerry Gross Dies
January 27, 2015 at 5:59 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime SAN DIEGO sportscaster JERRY GROSS, who died last WEDNESDAY (1/21) of cancer at 81, according to U-T SAN DIEGO. He had battled prostate cancer for 23 years.
GROSS called games for practically every team in SAN DIEGO, including the PADRES (for which he was one of the original broadcasters on KOGO-A when the team entered the NATIONAL LEAGUE in 1969), CHARGERS, CLIPPERS (now in LOS ANGELES), SAN DIEGO STATE, UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO, and the NBA's SAN DIEGO (now HOUSTON) ROCKETS. He earlier broadcast ST. LOUIS (now ATLANTA) HAWKS basketball and ST. LOUIS CARDINALS baseball and also called INDIANA PACERS basketball and college sports for ESPN and served as a sports anchor at CBS affiliate KFMB-TV. In the early '90s, he co-hosted a syndicated radio show with PETE ROSE based in FLORIDA, and also produced sports broadcasts, including USC athletics and events at the SAN DIEGO SPORTS ARENA.