Gowdy was the voice of NBC sports seemingly forever when I was young and he called baseball, football, and college basketball. He was the voice of the Red Sox from 1951 through 1965. In addition to winning the Ford Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Basketball Hall of Fame names the award it gives out to members of the media The Curt Gowdy Award. Gowdy also won the Pro Football Hall of Fame's honor for the media, the Pete Rozelle Award in 1993.