“Danny Kaye To Comment”

Schenectady Gazette – Jul. 7, 1973

Danny Kaye, one of the entertainment world’s most celebrated personalities and a baseball superfan of long standing, will be the guest commentator for Monday night baseball July 9 on the NBC Television Network.

Kaye will share the broadcasting booth with NBC sportscaster Curt Gowdy and Tony Kubek. Air time is 8:15 immediately following “The Baseball World of Joe Garagoila.”

Kaye is the first entertainer scheduled as guest commentator on Monday night baseball. He was preceded in the first seven of the network’s 15 prime-time major league telecasts by such luminaries of sport as Dizzy Dean, Joe DiMaggio, Satchel Paige, Bobby Riggs, Dave DeBusschere, Howard Cosell and Mel Allen.

Kaye exactly fits his new role as a baseball commentator. A familiar figure in the nation’s major league ball parks, Kaye is a knowledgeable fan, and, as he is everywhere else—in and out of ball parks—an entertaining fellow.

“Danny Kaye is the first celebrity from the show business field we’ve had on Monday baseball,” said Carl Lindemann Jr., vice president, NBC Sports, “and he should make a fine contribution as a genuine fan with a definite feel for the game.”

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