You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Jerry Doggett

Jerry Doggett, who broadcast games for both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers teams from 1956 to 1987, died July 7. He was 80.

Doggett’s announcing assignments also included NBC-TV basketball broadcasts, the 1961 Major League All-Star game on radio and the 1959 Ryder Cup golf tournament on television.

His career began as program director for KFRO in Longview, Texas. In 1941 he moved to WRR in Dallas and spent 15 years as a play-by-play announcer for the Dallas Rebels of the Texas League.

Doggett also did play-by-play on the Game of the Week for Liberty Broadcasting, announced Southwest Conference football games from 1942 to 1956 and called the action at the Cotton and Sugar bowls.

He announced Southern Methodist U. basketball games from 1946 to 1956 and handled play-by-play for the Dallas team in the U.S. Hockey League.

Doggett was inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. He was a charter member of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Assn. and was elected to its hall of fame in 1996.

Survivors include his wife, Jodie, a daughter, a son-in-law and a granddaughter.

More Scene

  • Will and Grace Tribeca TV Festival

    'Will & Grace' Star Wants Revival to Be as 'Progressive and Offensive' as Possible

    Jerry Doggett, who broadcast games for both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers teams from 1956 to 1987, died July 7. He was 80. Doggett’s announcing assignments also included NBC-TV basketball broadcasts, the 1961 Major League All-Star game on radio and the 1959 Ryder Cup golf tournament on television. His career began as program director […]

  • The Environmental Media Association Awards

    Russell Simmons Speaks Up for Animal Rights at EMA Awards

    Jerry Doggett, who broadcast games for both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers teams from 1956 to 1987, died July 7. He was 80. Doggett’s announcing assignments also included NBC-TV basketball broadcasts, the 1961 Major League All-Star game on radio and the 1959 Ryder Cup golf tournament on television. His career began as program director […]

  • Dinner With Schmucks

    Jeff Dunham's Growing Empire Looks Forward

    Jerry Doggett, who broadcast games for both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers teams from 1956 to 1987, died July 7. He was 80. Doggett’s announcing assignments also included NBC-TV basketball broadcasts, the 1961 Major League All-Star game on radio and the 1959 Ryder Cup golf tournament on television. His career began as program director […]

  • Jeff Dunham Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Walk of Fame Honoree Jeff Dunham Opens Up About His Constant Reinvention

    Jerry Doggett, who broadcast games for both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers teams from 1956 to 1987, died July 7. He was 80. Doggett’s announcing assignments also included NBC-TV basketball broadcasts, the 1961 Major League All-Star game on radio and the 1959 Ryder Cup golf tournament on television. His career began as program director […]

  • Jeff Dunham ESPN

    Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham on Using Technology in a Traditional World

    Jerry Doggett, who broadcast games for both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers teams from 1956 to 1987, died July 7. He was 80. Doggett’s announcing assignments also included NBC-TV basketball broadcasts, the 1961 Major League All-Star game on radio and the 1959 Ryder Cup golf tournament on television. His career began as program director […]

  • American Beauty Star

    Lifetime Banks on Buzzy Beauty Industry for Next Reality Competition Series

    Jerry Doggett, who broadcast games for both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers teams from 1956 to 1987, died July 7. He was 80. Doggett’s announcing assignments also included NBC-TV basketball broadcasts, the 1961 Major League All-Star game on radio and the 1959 Ryder Cup golf tournament on television. His career began as program director […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content