(Born April 27, 1919)
Les Keiter has served as the voice of the Honolulu Quarterback Club since its
establishment in 1949.
Between the years of 1956 and 1985 he narrated twelve championship heavyweight
fights for ABC and the Mutual Broadcasting Company.
He was the sports announcer for the New York Giants of the NFL from 1954 to 1962
and also for the NBA New York Knicks from 1955 to 1962.
In 1968 he narrated the Olympics in Mexico City for Mutual.
From 1971 to 1979 Keiter was the "Voice of the Islanders",
Hawaii's Triple A Professional Baseball team.
On June 6, 1998, Les Keiter's book, "Fifty Years Behind the
Microphone", was formally added to the Special Collection at the Baseball
Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. His book explains how he "re-created"
baseball games (seven San Francisco Giants and seven regional
Major League games per week) by reading off of the Western Union Teletype System.
After the induction ceremony Les followed his book into the Hall of Fame by
being inducted himself.
Historical Timeline: 1949, Start of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); treaty signed by 12 nations.
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