Gil Santos & Gino Capelletti, the New England Patriots broadcasters, will be signing copies of A View from the Booth
- 8/8/09 1:00 PM at Game Time Cuts – Washington Street. Hanover, MA.
Gil Santos is the longtime radio play-by-play announcer for the New England Patriots of the National Football League, and morning sports reporter for WBZ radio in Boston. He retired from WBZ on January 30, 2009. Santos was inducted into the WBZ Radio Hall of Fame on July 9, 2009.
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He has called Patriots games continuously since 1966, except for a stretch between 1980 and 1990. His 30 years of service makes him the longest-serving current announcer in the NFL, tied with Merrill Reese of the Philadelphia Eagles; he is also the last team play-by-play announcer from the American Football League era still broadcasting. Since 1990, his partner in the booth has been former Patriots kicker Gino Cappelletti, except for the opening eight games of the Patriots’ 2001 season when Cappelletti was hospitalized with an illness and former Patriots player Peter Brock substituted for Cappelletti. Brad Sham, the voice of the Dallas Cowboys is third with 27 years with the Cowboys (19 of those years as a play-by-play announcer).
About Gino Cappelletti
Gino Cappelletti (born March 26, 1934) is a former American college and professional football player. He played collegiately at the University of Minnesota, and was a star in the American Football League for the Boston Patriots. He was the 1964 American Football League Most Valuable Player, a member of the Patriots Hall of Fame, and a present announcer for the radio broadcasts of the Patriots’ games.
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