Ted returned from to his alma mater from Baltimore for a visit in
2011, after a brilliant 45-year career as a radio and television
He also wrote many books. Amazon lists nine of
them, and Ted
has his own author's page there.
Professor Utter remarked of his Master's Thesis: Golden Voices of Sports
was a major accomplishment equaled only, in its way, by Jim Grover's BIX
radio series thesis.
Creative theses of this caliber you simply donít see at Miami any more."
When Ted sat down at the WMUB microphone at a Miami U. sports event,
nobody laughed. His keen situational sense, his precise knowledge
of the game being played and his command of the tools of his trade
combined to make it look to us as though play-by-play was simple and
fun. Listening to him was like watching a movie in our
minds. Even geeks could understand what was going on down on the
As fellow junior-league broadcasters we recognized that Ted's
duck-in-water comfort on the air sprang from an abundance of
talent. He possessed an eidetic memory for statistics, and
he had natural gifts for making sense out of chaos, and telling a story
as it happened. (I wish I could have heard him narrate a student riot,
What's more remarkable is that he seems immune to star fever. In
spite of his celebrity, he greets folks with a hands-in-pockets persona
that reminds one of Will Rogers.
Guardian of the Cradle.
Recorded 12/11/1967 at Miami University, WMUB-TV, Oxford, Ohio.
Directed by Lee Shubert.
Ted Patterson interviews Jay Colville, iconic Athletic Trainer who attended
every MU athletic event, beginning in 1922 as an undergraduate.
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resume is impressive:
Navy football's play-by-play man for thirteen years.
-- Called Orioles games,
Towson State and UMBC basketball contests, and Morgan State football games.
--Served for eleven years as sports director for WCBM-AM, sixteen years as Sports
Director for WPOC-FM,
with stints at WMAR-TV and WBAL-AM, where he was the host
of Baltimore's first regularly-scheduled sports talk show.
Lou Brock, National Baseball Hall of
and St. Louis Cardinal Legend
interviews another Hall of Famer,
baseball legend Ted Williams
His home in suburban Anneslie, north of Baltimore,
is a Ripley's
museum of sports.
Rooms are filled with memorabilia--photos,
autographed balls, baseball
caps, bats, uniforms,
and baseball cards printed two centuries
you can see from the drawings above, Ted has good hands on and off the
|| Ted asked that we include his email
address on this reunion site.