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Dead Person of the Day January 4 – Johnny Most

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Happy New Year Folks!

After a much deserved holiday the offices here at the NOR are rippling with anticipation for 2012. What can I say…we’re excitable people! After perusing the registry of elderly this a.m. we’re excited (and busy) with preparation. So many amazing people and each and every one of them need their story told for posterity. Viva la NOR!

Now, lets get to the business at hand.

Here in the Boston area and the fans of Boston-based sports spread all over this delicious planet have been blessed with some of the best sportscasters in the business. Derek Sanderson, Jerry Remy, Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione, Tommy Heinsohn. The list goes on….

But even among this list Johnny Most differentiates himself. In our current era of national syndication anything with the least bit of character (minus Charles Barkley) gets killed. So, the NOR staff found rummaging through old Johnny Most clips particularly refreshing. We hope you enjoy them too.

John M. “Johnny” Most (June 15, 1923 – January 3, 1993)

Published: January 04, 1993

Johnny Most, whose gravelly voice and affection for the Boston Celtics gave a distinctive air to radio coverage of that professional basketball team’s games for nearly 40 years, died today at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass. He was 69.

He died of cardiac arrest, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Despite his long association and unshakeable allegiance to the Celtics, Mr. Most wasn’t a native New Englander. He came to Boston from New York, where he had broadcast Knicks games and attended Brooklyn College. Continue

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