American Sportsman Curt Gowdy Dies

American Sportsman Curt Gowdy Dies

Legendary broadcaster Curt Gowdy passed away on February 20 at the age of 86. Known to a generation of baseball fans as the "voice of the Red Sox," Gowdy

Legendary broadcaster Curt Gowdy passed away on February 20 at the age of 86. Known to a generation of baseball fans as the "voice of the Red Sox," Gowdy spent 15 years delivering the play-by-play for Boston. But Gowdy is perhaps best known for the 20 years he spent as the host of ABC's The American Sportsman. The American Sportsman brought hunting and fishing into homes across the country on Sunday afternoons. Having grown up fly-fishing and hunting in Green River, Utah, Gowdy was the perfect host of a show that took celebrities, athletes and politicians fishing and hunting.Gowdy's guests included Jimmy Carter, Bing Crosby and Andy Griffith, among many others. Red Sox slugger and fly angler, Ted Williams, was a guest on Gowdy's show, as well as his lifelong friend and fishing partner.