Bob Starr (sportscaster)

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This article is about the American sportscaster. For the American professional wrestler, see Bob Starr (wrestler).

Bob Starr (1933-August 3, 1998 in Orange, California) was an American sportscaster


Starr's career began calling high school and college basketball in Illinois. Starr's first TV job was as a sports anchor on WMBD-TV in Peoria, Illinois, where he also broadcast basketball games for Bradley University. In 1966, Starr was hired by WBZ radio when the station acquired the rights to Boston Patriots games. In 1971 Starr left Boston to begin work as Sports Director for KTVU-TV in Oakland, California.

In 1972, Starr moved to St. Louis to work for KMOX radio and call games for the St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Tigers football teams and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. Starr would spend most of his career in Anaheim, CA, where he called Los Angeles Rams football and California Angels baseball from 1980-1989. During his years in St. Louis and Anaheim, Starr also broadcast several football bowl games.

In 1990, Starr returned to Boston to replace Ken Coleman on Red Sox radio. Starr would spend three years with the Red Sox before returning to call Rams and Angels games. Steve Physioc would replace Starr on Rams radio in 1994 and Starr would retire from Angels radio in 1997. Starr died at his home in Orange, California, August 3rd, 1998 of respiratory failure and pulmonary fibrosis.[citation needed]