Bob Neal (Cleveland sportscaster)

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Bob Neal was an American sportscaster who worked primarily in Cleveland, Ohio. He broadcast the Cleveland Indians on radio 1957–1961 and 1965–1972, and on television 1952–1953 and 1962–1964.[1] He was also the original broadcaster for Cleveland Browns football games on radio and television starting in 1946 and continuing through 1951.[2] He handled the 1954 Orange Bowl game for CBS television, 1955 and 1956 World Series for Mutual radio and the 1957 World Series for NBC radio.

Bob Neal also worked as a sportscaster for KYW-TV (now WKYC-TV) in Cleveland, appearing alongside weatherman Joe Finan; occasionally, fellow sportscaster Jim Graner would fill in for Neal.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schneider, Russell (2001). The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia. Sports Publishing LLC. pp. 624–625. ISBN 1-58261-376-1. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  2. ^ Gordon, Roger (2002). Cleveland Browns A-Z. Sports Publishing LLC. pp. 15–16. ISBN 1-58261-240-4. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  3. ^ Feran, Tom; Heldenfels, R.D. (1999). Cleveland TV Memories. Cleveland, Ohio: Gray & Co. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-886228-32-0. 198. News Flash: In 1958 on TV-3, Jim Graner substituted for Bob Neal as sportscaster, joining anchor Pete French and weatherman Joe Finan.