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Gowdy's voice prominent part of sports history

A true sportsman whose indelible voice called some of the greatest moments in baseball history.

Originally Published: May 21, 2003
By Mark Simon | Special to ESPN.com

In the introduction to the book "The Way it Was," Curt Gowdy wrote:

"There is no doubt that sports is a part of American history. The great moments of the past are firmly anchored in the country's memory. ... They live on as they should, preserved because they aroused interest and excitement in a nation that has always cherished its sports."

Even at 83, the memory of the Wyoming-born "Cowboy at the mike," as Gowdy dubbed himself, is still pretty sharp. This Wednesday, he'll ...

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