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R.I.P. Dave Niehaus, 2010
12/30/2010, 4:08 pm
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Dave Niehaus passed away in November, at the age of 75. He was the voice of the Seattle Mariners for all 34 years of the existence of the franchise.

Sometimes the most insipid proceedings are made extraordinary in the hands of a skilled storyteller. Dave Niehaus was the voice of the Mariners from the franchise’s first pitch. That voice will never be unraveled from the fabric of Seattle sports. Dave was the Mariners, Dave was baseball.

Here’s a nice montage of some of Dave’s most memorable calls:

And, of course, The Double:

For other Mariners milestone news from 2010, read my post on the retirement of Ken Griffey, Jr., here.