Former Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher, Broadcaster Nellie King Dies
August 11, 2010 at 5:19 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former PITTSBURGH PIRATES pitcher and broadcaster NELLIE KING, who died TODAY (8/11) at 82 after a battle with colon cancer and pneumonia.
KING, who went into radio in GREENSBURG and LATROBE, PA after his retirement from baseball in 1959, served as a PIRATES radio announcer alongside BOB PRINCE on KDKA-A/PITTSBURGH from 1967 through 1975. He later served as Sports Information Director for DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY, providing analysis on the school's basketball broadcasts as well as CARNEGIE MELLON football, and worked for various PITTSBURGH radio stations.