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Danny Wuerffel didn’t deserve his Heisman? Seriously? Most lists include him among the best Heisman winners of all time, he put ridiculous stats up during the height of the Spurrier years, won 4 SEC titles, played in 2 title games and won 1. Not to mention was a 2 Time First Team All-American and the 2 Time Davey O’Brien award winner.
If they ever make a statue for someone who doesn’t get the point, GatorFan might be the perfect candidate.
There’s an intimacy to radio unique to all broadcast that works especially well with baseball, and Dave is someone who played it as well as anyone who clicked on the mic. To say he’s the best thing the Mariners franchise has provided really can’t be argued, not when you consider the thrill factor over time, practically on a game by game basis. Our heroes came and went, the stars rose and faded, and Dave endured long enough to teach us why it’s important to care about the game, for the game will last.
Like thousands of fans, I have memories of his voice that are woven into my life, constant as the return of warm weather. Who among us can’t close the eyes and hear, “swung on and belted–deep to right field” … thanks for this, Steve. I look forward to having my picture taken next to Dave.
Just a great read. People felt nice and cozy next to their radios, listening to Niehaus’s warm, friendly voice. It is too bad that he and Mariners never made it to the World Series. His was a voice for all seasons, and to hear him do the play by play for the Mariners during a world series would have been memorable. Take his call of Edgar driving in Junior in 95 and multiply it by 10. But it wasn’t to be. His legacy will be in the daily Mariner grind of meaningless games that somehow he made so special. Sadly, you had to be there to appreciate it. I guess that’s why we need a statue of him.