10 Facts About Ned Martin


Edwin Martin III was an American sportscaster, known primarily as a play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox from 1961 to 1992.

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Ned Martin was born in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Upper Merion Township, where as a youth he was a passionate follower of Philadelphia's two major-league teams, the Athletics and the Phillies.

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Ned Martin attended Duke University and played varsity baseball until World War II interrupted his education.

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Ned Martin worked in advertising before beginning his broadcasting career as the play-by-play voice of the minor league Charleston Senators for WCHS in West Virginia in 1956.

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Ned Martin worked with fellow announcers or analysts Curt Gowdy, Ken Coleman, Art Gleeson, Mel Parnell, Johnny Pesky, John MacLean, Dave Martin, Jim Woods, Ken Harrelson, Bob Montgomery, and Jerry Remy.

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Ned Martin was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2000.

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On November 1,2019, Martin was named as a finalist for the Ford C Frick Award as part of 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting.

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Ned Martin was a football announcer, covering the American Football League's Boston Patriots in 1965, as well as college football games for Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth.

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Nationally, Ned Martin helped broadcast the 1975 World Series on NBC television, four American League playoffs on CBS Radio, and the 1977 Sun Bowl on CBS Radio.

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Ned Martin attended a memorial service for Hall of Fame slugger Ted Williams at Boston's Fenway Park on July 22,2002, and was returning to his home in Clarksville, Virginia, the following day when he was stricken with a massive coronary on a shuttle bus at Raleigh-Durham International Airport; he died there.

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