Frank Fallon

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Frank Fallon (born March 20, 1896,[1] died November 29, 1973 in Boston, Massachusetts) was a Boston sportscaster who served as a play-by-play announcer for the Boston Braves and was the public address announcer for the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox.

Early life[edit]

A native of Boston, Fallon worked as a traveling salesman for the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.[2]

In 1932 he opened the Commonwealth Recreation Lanes, a bowling alley located in the Allston section of Boston. In July 1936 he moved to Kenmore Recreation when that alley opened.[2]

Radio career[edit]

Fallon began his career in 1938 at WMEX. He served as sports director and called Boston Braves games. In 1946, he broadcast the first major league night baseball game ever played in Boston. He later moved to WBOS.[2][3]

Public address announcer[edit]

From 1946 to 1949, Fallon was the public address announcer for the Boston Celtics. From 1957 until his death in 1973, he served as the Boston Bruins PA announcer.[2][3] He also held this duty during Boston Red Sox games at Fenway Park.[3]

Other work[edit]

From 1958 until the time of his death, Fallon was the publicity director of the Raynham Greyhound Park.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://baseballguru.com/bburgess/analysisbburgess19.html
  2. ^ a b c d "Frank Fallon". International Candlepin Bowling Association. International Candlepin Bowling Association. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d UPI (November 30, 1973). "Fallon, Voice Of Boston Garden, Dies at 77". The Telegraph. Retrieved 20 May 2012.