Legendary Philadelphia Sports Broadcaster Dies

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

A longtime Philadelphia sports broadcasting legend has died.

Al Meltzer‘s family told WCAU that he died Tuesday night, but a cause of death was not disclosed. He was 89.

Known to fans as “Big Al,” Meltzer worked for several television stations during an award-winning 50-year career. He also was inducted into the Philadelphia Sports and Jewish Sports halls of fame.

Meltzer also worked in Buffalo, N.Y., in the 1970s as the play-by-play announcer for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.

The cause of death was not disclosed.