Mariners Broadcaster Dave Niehaus Dies At 75

By Marcus Vanderberg 

Dave Niehaus, the voice of the Seattle Mariners since the team’s inception in 1977, died Wednesday at the age of 75.

Niehaus died of a heart attack at his home in Bellevue, Wash., according to the Mariners.

Niehaus, known for his trademark lines of “My oh My!” and “It will fly away!” received the Ford C. Frick Award in 2008, which is awarded annually for major contributes to baseball broadcasting.

“All of us in this business, guys, this is the toy department of life,” Niehaus said before he received the Ford C. Frick award in Cooperstown, New York “It’s a narcotic. Anyone who is involved in this business, whether it be my end or (the writing) end or the front office end, we’re lucky. We’re lucky people.”

Prior to his role with the Mariners, Niehaus worked for the Armed Forces Network and called games for the California Angels and UCLA Bruins.

He is surived by his wife Marilyn and their three children, Andy, Matt and Greta, along with six grandchildren.

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