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Born in Dayton, Tennessee, USA
Died in San Francisco, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameRussell Patrick Hodges
Nickname The Voice of the Giants

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Russ Hodges was born on June 18, 1910 in Dayton, Tennessee, USA as Russell Patrick Hodges. He was an actor and writer, known for 1952 Army-Navy Game (1952), 1962 World Series (1962) and 1951 World Series (1951). He died on April 19, 1971 in San Francisco, California, USA.

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Recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award (presented to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball) in 1980.
Baseball announcer for the Washington Senators (1938-1945), New York Yankees (1946-1948), and New York/San Francisco Giants (1949-1970).
Probably the most famous baseball call of all-time is Hodges' "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" call after Bobby Thomson's game-winning homer to clinch the pennant for the New York Giants in 1951.
After every Giant homer, Hodges would exclaim "Bye-bye baby!"

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