The walls of Skybokx 109 feature a collection of classic photos and rare memorabilia celebrating the history and character of Boston sports.
Each of these photos and artifacts tell a unique story.
Here’s our most recent installment “If These Walls Could Talk” series – Boston Red Sox and nationally acclaimed broadcaster Curt Gowdy.
Sports broadcasting legend Curt Gowdy was born on July 31, 1919 at Green River, WY.In a career spanning more than 40 years, Curt Gowdy became recognized as one of the top sportscasters in broadcasting history.
He became the Red Sox play-by-play announcer in 1951 and remained with the team until he left to broadcast NBC’s baseball “Game of the Week” in 1966
The winner of 13 Emmy Awards, Gowdy broadcast 16 World Series, nine Super Bowls, eight Olympics, 12 Rose Bowls, and 24 NCAA Final Fours.
Gowdy, who broadcast Carl Yastrzemski’s 1st at bat and Ted Williams last at bat, enjoyed great memories of the Red Sox and Fenway Park.
”It was the greatest spot in the American League,” Mr. Gowdy said of the old broadcasting booth at Fenway. ”You could reach out and just about touch the players. It was the happiest 15 years of my life, here in Boston.
According to Gowdy, his biggest sports thrill was announcing Super Bowl III, when Joe Namath and the American Football League New York Jets upset the powerful Baltimore Colts, champions of the National Football League.
In addition to his duties with the Red Sox, Gowdy also broadcast games for the Boston Celtics in the 1960s and was the radio voice of the New England Patriots in 1987.
He was selected to 20 Halls of Fame in his career, the last being the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1995.