Remembering Dave Niehaus: 1935-2010
Dave Niehaus, the legendary and beloved voice of the Mariners from their inception in 1977 through the final game of the 2010 season, died Nov. 10, 2010. Niehaus, who received the Ford Frick Award at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2008, was 75.
Niehaus' catchphrases became buzzwords for generations of Seattle baseball fans. Scroll down for a collection of favorite memories from Times sports writers, former players, fellow broadcasters and fans.
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Niehaus remembered at Mariners 2011 home opener
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The news of Dave Niehaus' death quickly inspired fans to share stories and memories on Twitter. Here are some seattletimes.com staff picks paired with photos.
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Everyone says the #Mariners and Safeco Field wouldn't exist without Ken Griffey, Jr.; I think the same could be said for Dave Niehaus.
ROD MAR / THE SEATTLE TIMES
I used to call my own wiffle ball jacks in the yard with "Fly, Fly Away." I miss you already, Dave Niehaus. #Mariners
JOHN LOK / THE SEATTLE TIMES
No mustard, Grandma / The rye bread stays on the shelf / Dave Niehaus has died. #haiku
MARK HARRISON / THE SEATTLE TIMES
Seattle may as well lost the Space Needle today. Dave Niehaus is a Seattle ICON-a true fixture in the PNW and will be missed by all.