Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Former Astros PA Announcer Dies

Sad news for Houston Astros fans. Longtime Astrodome PA announcer J. Fred Duckett died Monday night at age 74.

You might not know him by name, but if you attended Astros home games during the 80s, Duckett was the guy who boomed “José Cruuuuuuz!” whenever the beloved Puerto Rican outfielder was at bat.

Duckett announced Astros games from 1969 to 1992. He also handled PA duties for the Houston Oilers, the Rice Owls and the Texas Relays.

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