Lindsey Nelson was an American sportscaster best known for his long career calling play-by-play of college football and New York Mets baseball. Nelson spent 17 years with the Mets and three years with the San Francisco Giants. For 33 years Nelson covered college football, including 26 Cotton Bowls, five Sugar Bowls, four Rose Bowls, and 14 years announcing syndicated Notre Dame games. He is in 13 separate Halls of Fame. Fans remember a talented broadcaster, an expert storyteller, and a true sports enthusiast. From his colorful jackets to his equally colorful broadcasts and enthusiastic manner of speaking, Nelson established himself as one of the industry's leading sportscasters.
|Born||May 25, 1919, Pulaski, Tennessee|
|Died||June 10, 1995, Atlanta, Georgia|
|Known for||Covering the New York Mets, Cotton Bowls, Sugar Bowls and announcing Notre Dame games|
Former sportscaster who covered the New York Mets for seventeen years and called numerous college football bowl games.
He was a war correspondent and PR specialist during World War II.
He was announcing games when instant replay was introduced in the NFL.
He grew up in Campbellsville, Tennessee.
He broadcasted numerous games alongside Ralph Kiner.
- Tennessee Volunteers football broadcasters
- Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award recipients
- Dallas Cowboys broadcasters
- Ford C. Frick Award recipients
- Chicago Bears broadcasters
- New York Mets broadcasters
- San Francisco Giants broadcasters
- Notre Dame Fighting Irish football broadcasters
- Tennis commentators
- Golf writers and broadcasters
- American radio sports announcers
- American television sports announcers
- National Basketball Association broadcasters
- University of Tennessee alumni
- College basketball announcers in the United States
Latest information about Lindsey Nelson updated on June 14 2021.