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Long-Time Kansas Sportscaster Tom Hedrick Signs Off for Good

Sports broadcaster Tom Hedrick, at right, has been the "voice of the Baker Wildcats" since 1988. (Photo by Greg Echlin)

Legendary play-by-play announcer Tom Hedrick signed off last (WED) night after a college basketball game between Baker University and Mid-America Nazerene in Olathe.  Though his broadcasting career has spanned 62 years, Greg Echlin reports that Hedrick could be just as well-known for something else... teaching.


Tom Hedrick’s Broadcasting Career Highlights, as provided by Baker University

• Announcer for ABC’s Wide-World of Sports 1968-1975
• Play-by-play announcer for three Super Bowls (1967, 1968, 1970)
• CBS play-by-play announcer for the Cotton Bowl 1970-1976
• Voice of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers 1967-1970
• Voice of the Cincinnati Reds 1971-1972
• Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs 1964-1971
• Sports Director for KDFW (Dallas, Texas) 1973-1975
• Director of the Kansas University Sports Network 1975
• Kansas Sportscaster of the Year 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
• Missouri Sportscaster of the Year 1970
• Play-by-play announcer for the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys

 

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