your baseball knowledge of Byrum Saam. Get up to bat in this
Alan's FUN Baseball
Trivia quiz. "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
1) Ford Frick Award Sportscaster Byrum Fred "By" Saam, Jr. was born on
September 11, 1914. Where was he born?
- El Paso, Texas
- Fort Worth,
- Lubbock, Texas
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2) While at
Texas Christian University (where he was a classmate of Sammy Baugh).
3) Ted Husing, CBS' main sportscaster, heard some of
Saam's work and suggested that Saam apply for a job at in Minneapolis in
1934. What was the station he worked for?
4) Moving to in Philadelphia in 1937, he called Temple and
Villanova football games. What was the station he worked for?
5) His descriptive play-by-play flair earned Saam the nickname "The Man of a Zillion Words".
From 1938 to 1954, what team was he the sportscaster?
- Brooklyn Dodgers
- New York Yankees
7) As a Phillies broadcaster, who joined him in the booth
- George Bahler
- Bill Campbell
- Doug Cooper
- Art Johnson
8) Who joined him in the Phillies’ booth in 1971?
- Keith Humphries
- Harry Kalas
- Bob Reynolds
- Arnold Stang
9) What year did Saam
retire as the Phillies sportscaster?
10) What year was Byrum Saam awarded the Ford Frick Award by the
Baseball Hall of Fame for excellence in broadcasting?
11) Saam died in January 16, 2000 in Narberth,
Pennsylvania, of a stroke.
12) Where is By Saam
- Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
- Burial: Unknown
- Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia,