November 10, 2010
Mariners fans are saddened to learn that Dave Niehaus, the play-by-play voice of the Seattle Mariners since 1977, has died at age 75. Niehaus passed away of a heart attack Wednesday evening in his Bellevue home.
Niehaus was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008 as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, the highest honor for American baseball broadcasters.
He will be missed by all, but remembered for his many phrases.
The home run call:
"It will fly away!"
The Grand Slam call in which he emphatically screams:
"Get out the rye bread and mustard, grandma - it is grand salami time!"
My Oh My!
“He made the Mariners what they are. Day in and day out he brought the excitement.” - Ken Griffey, Jr