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Bob Costas Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 March 1952Queens, New York, USA
Birth NameRobert Quinlan Costas
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (2)

TV sportscaster known as a smart interviewer with encyclopedic knowledge and a devilish sense of humor.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel

Bob Costas was born in the borough of Queens in New York. He is the son of John George Costas an electrical engineer of Greek descent and Jayne Quinlan of Irish descent.His father's family roots are from the island of Kalymnos in the Aegean Sea. He grew up primarily in Commack, New York, graduating from Commack High School South. Following high school, Costas majored in communications at Syracuse University. He left school prior to graduating to accept a job at radio giant KMOX in St. Louis. Later he received an honorary degree from Syracuse's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: spiroschris25

Spouse (2)

Jill Sutton (14 March 2004 - present)
Carole Krumenacher (24 June 1983 - 2001) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (15)

First full-time sportscasting job came at age 22 with the American Basketball Association's Spirits of St. Louis, calling games on radio station KMOX.
For his fortieth birthday, Oakland A's manager Tony LaRussa allowed him to manage the club during a spring training game.
In 2000, published his first book, 'Fair Ball: A Fan's Case For Baseball.'
The first time he visited Stan Musial's St. Louis eatery, left a $3.31 tip in homage to Musial's lifetime batting average (.331).
Carries a Mickey Mantle baseball card in his wallet.
Apart from his normal sportscasting duties, Costas also announced periodic dog-sled and elevator races on Late Night with David Letterman (1982).
Costas has won four National Sportcaster of the Year awards (from the National Sportcaster and Sportswriter Association) and three Emmy Awards for outstanding sports announcing.
Children: Keith (b. 1986) and Taylor (b. 1989).
Is of Greek and Irish heritage.
Graduated Commack High School South, Class of '70 The first class to graduate from that school.
NBC sportscaster (1980- ).
Recipient of the Curt Gowdy Award (awarded to members of the electronic and print media for outstanding contributions to basketball) in 1999.
Attended Syracuse University in New York.
Ranked #6 by the American Sportscasters Association in its list of the Top 50 Sportscasters of All-Time (January 2009).
Had made it known that he despises the often-used phrase that a player or team can "control their own destiny." He claims that if it truly is 'destiny,' there is nothing any team or player can do to change it.

Personal Quotes (4)

Elvis has a better chance of coming back than the Blue Jays. - during the 1989 baseball playoffs
Baseball isn't brain surgery. I just make sure I'm not frivolous at the expense of the game.
Were there better baseball players than Jackie Robinson? Yes. Were there more important baseball players than Jackie Robinson? Who?
I think that any Philadelphia resident would rather buy the deed to the Bates Motel than buy T.O. (Terrell Owens's) 4-million dollar house which is still on the market.

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