Broadcaster, Ballplayer Buddy Blattner Dies At 89
September 4, 2009 at 2:31 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former major league second baseman and longtime baseball broadcaster BUDDY BLATTNER, who died of complications from lung cancer in CHESTERFIELD, MO at 89.
BLATTNER played for the ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, NEW YORK GIANTS, and PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES before moving to the broadcast booth, where he called major league baseball on TV for ABC and CBS. He called ST. LOUIS BROWNS and CARDINALS and LOS ANGELES/CALIFORNIA ANGELS games before joining DENNY MATTHEWS on the KANSAS CITY ROYALS' first announcing team in 1969-75. BLATTNER also was the voice of ST. LOUIS HAWKS basketball in the 1950's and was a chanpion table tennis player.