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Overview (3)

Born in Queens, New York, USA
Birth NameRobert Quinlan Costas
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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

He was born in the borough of Queens, New York. He is the son of Jayne (Quinlan) and John George Costas, an electrical engineer. His father's roots are Greek, from the island of Kalymnos in the Aegean Sea, and his mother is of Irish and German descent. 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: Ray Hamel and spiroschris25

Spouse (2)

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

Trivia (17)

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 [error].
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).
He is of Greek (father) and Irish and German (mother) descent.
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.
Winner of the 2018 Ford C. Frick Award, given annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame to a broadcaster for ""major contributions to baseball".
Inducted into the Suffolk [County, New York] Sports Hall of Fame in 2019.

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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