The Hall of Fame Remembers Gene Elston
I feel blessed to have been a part of such a great game for so long a time.
Before his voice transcended Major League Baseball, Elston’s broadcasting career started in heaven – Iowa that is. Born in 1922, Elston began announcing high school basketball games in Fort Dodge, Iowa as a 19-year-old in 1941. Following serving the country in World War II, Elston got his first professional sports gig as the color commentator for the National Football League Cleveland Rams.
“This opportunity to see and feel the pulse of the fans face-to-face has been very uplifting following years of talking to unseen audiences.”
Connor O’Gara was the 2012 public relations intern in the Hall of Fame’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development