Baker Universitys play-by-play announcer Tom Hedrick signed off for good after Wednesdays basketball game between the Baker Wildcats and Mid-America Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas.
It ended a 62-year career, one that had him announcing everything from the Kansas City Chiefs only Super Bowl win to KU basketball to Cincinnati Reds games. But Hedrick is just as well-known as a professor, teaching budding sportscasters about the business.
My dad was a Methodist preacher. But he was a type of guy who taught at Boston University, School of Theology, Hedrick said, adding My mother was a music teacher, so thats in my blood.
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