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Bill Grigsby
Original name: William W Grigsby
Birth: Feb. 13, 1922
Wellsville
Franklin County
Kansas, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 2011
Parkville
Platte County
Missouri, USA

Sports Broadcaster. He was a longtime radio voice with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1963 until 1985. Raised in Lawrence, Kansas he graduated from the University of Kansas, before serving as a cryptographer with the US Air Force. He worked as a copy boy with the Joplin Globe and advanced to sports reporter, which led to his broadcasting career as play-by-play man with the Joplin Miners (an affiliate of the New York Yankees). This was followed by his announcing of collegiate basketball and football games on radio with the University of Kansas network in 1957. In 1959, he achieved the professional level as part of the broadcast team of the Kansas City Athletics (1957 to 1961), where he was paired with Merle Harmon on radio. His lengthy association with the Kansas City Chiefs began in 1963, where he rejoined Harmon in the radio booth as he worked such memorable contests as the 1966 AFL Championship Game, Super Bowl I (1967) and Super Bowl IV (1970). After former Chiefs' quarterback Len Dawson joined the broadcasting team in 1985, Grigsby served as pre-game , halftime and post-game host until his retirement in 2009. In addition to announcing, he served as assistant to the president of the Kansas City Scouts of the NHL from 1974 to 1975. He was inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Hall of Fame in 1991, and was enshrined in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. He died following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Inscription:

SGT US ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II

 
Burial:
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Parkville
Platte County
Missouri, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Feb 26, 2011
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