Bill Mazer

Newscaster, Author

1920 – 2013

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Who was Bill Mazer?

Bill Mazer was an American television and radio personality. He won numerous awards and citations, including three National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association's Sportscaster of the Year awards for New York from 1964–66. Considered a New York institution in sports reporting, Mazer was inducted into the hall of fame for the Buffalo Broadcasters Association, Buffalo Baseball and the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. He is also recognized as the host of the first sports talk radio show in history that launched in March 1964 on WNBC.

Mazer earned the nickname "The A-Maz-In" for his deep knowledge of sports trivia. This was made evident while hosting his WNBC radio show in the 1960s. Based on this, he wrote several sports trivia books, including Bill Mazer's Amazin' Baseball Book: 150 Years of Baseball Tales & Trivia published by Zebra Books in 1990.

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Born
Nov 2, 1920
Kiev
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Michigan
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
Died
Oct 23, 2013
Danbury

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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