Radio: Sporting Life

In the past three years, New York Yankee fans have been treated to the rough & ready English of Dizzy Dean and the schoolboy precision of Joe DiMaggio, who even read his interviews from scripts. Last week the fans got a new radio & TV announcer, and the gabbiest one of all: old-time Movie Comic Joe E. Brown.

Funnyman Brown, 60, takes his new job on Manhattan's station WPIX with deadly seriousness: "I love baseball, and I'm never going to make it the butt of my jokes." Joe broadcasts pre-game and post-game interviews, plus three innings of play-by-play on TV, and two...

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