Became play-by-play announcer of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950, then followed with the team during their move to Los Angeles. He became the longest tenured broadcaster for a single team in the history of sports, with over 60 years in the booth for the Dodgers.
He developed a signature introduction to his games: "It's time for Dodger baseball! Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good (day/evening) to you, wherever you may be."
Through the years, he teamed up with several different analysts such as Jim Brown to work with him on CBS sports.
He worked as a delivery boy and janitor in his early years.
He married Joan Crawford in 1958 and then later remarried Sandra Hunt on November 10, 1973.