Long Time NBC Sportscaster Dies

Back in the era when network sportscasters did it all, Curt Gowdy was NBC's number-one play-by-play voice of major league baseball and the NFL in the 1960's and 70's.

Gowdy died at his Palm Beach, Florida, home Monday at age 86 after a battle with leukemia.

Gowdy made his broadcast debut in 1944, seven years before becoming the main play-by-play voice on the Red Sox broadcast team. He eventually left there in 1966 for a ten-year stint as game of the week announcer for NBC.

Gowdy called 13 World Series and 16 All-Star games for the network. He also was the longtime host of the "American Sportsman'' series.