Jim McKay

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Jim McKay

Born

9/24/1921, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Died

6/7/2008

Birth Name

James Kenneth McManus

Gender

Male
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Renown sportscaster who has been inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in recognition of his years reporting the event.

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  • Jim McKay

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    Much More Than Sports

    James Kenneth McManus

    September 24, 1921 – June 7, 2008



    We heard the, "thrill of victory,

    and the agony of defeat"

    We all knew when he said it

    That, we'd be in for a treat.



    Through the, "Wide World Of Sports"

    He showed us places, never seen

    From the North Pole to the South

    And all of those, in between.



    He spent years spanning the Globe

    And brought us news and sports

    And from the Olympics in Munich

    He gave us all, those sad reports.



    His passion was the sport of kings

    Founder of the, "Maryland Million Day"

    His love of horses and their races

    Lasting, until his final day.



    A legend in the sports industry

    But, he left us so much more

    Showed, it's how you play the game

    It's not how much, you score.



    This World will be a lesser place

    Without his great charm and wit

    Yes, he surely will be missed

    Much more, than just a little bit.



    Del "Abe" Jones

    06.08.2008 "Mankind's greatest accomplishment is not the revolution of technology it is the evolution of creativity " copyright Del "Abe" Jones 1984moreless