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Growing up as a die-hard Pirates' fan in Pittsburgh back in the 1970s, I was blessed by the fact that the play-by-play exploits of such hometown stars as Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Steve Blass, Manny Sanguillen and Dave Giusti were being described by KDKA play-by-play guru Bob Prince.
The "Old Gunner," as he was known, was one of those old-school radio announcers who had an incredibly colorful way of "calling" a ballgame. I sat in the second-floor bedroom of our Murrysville home and listened to those broadcasts on a red "solid state" radio that my paternal grandparents had given me as a gift.
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