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.

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