Santos To Become Second Member of WBZ Hall of Fame

Later this morning, WBZ will be honoring legendary sportscaster Gil Santos by making him the second member of the WBZ Hall of Fame.

From WBZ’s release sent out last night:

WBZ News Radio will add another chapter to the history and heritage of its famous call letters. At 11:00 we will unveil a plaque honoring Gil Santos as the newest member to be inducted into the WBZ Hall of Fame.

Gil Santos retired from his morning sports anchor position in January of this year and WBZ News Radio is delighted to bring him back so he can see the permanent addition to the Hall of Fame wall on the front of the WBZ building on Soldiers Field Road. Gil was the voice of sports in New England for more than 38 years on WBZ. He’s covered an amazing 13 professional sports championships in Boston during his career. This will be Gil’s third hall of fame honor. He is already in the New England Sports Museum Hall of Fame as well as the Fairhaven High School Hall of Fame.

Gil becomes on the second member of WBZ’s Hall of Fame. Former WBZ morning news anchor Gary LaPierre was the first inductee in February of 2007 following his retirement in December of 2006.

Congratulations to Mr Santos for a well-deserved honor.

  • http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com Suldog

    I have always loved Santos’ play-by-play on Patriots games. Nice man getting a very well-deserved accolade.

  • Dave Maynard

    My very best wishes Gil. After so many great years with you on WBZ it’s nice to see that our morning team being recongnized.
    I will join you in September as ( I guess) the 3rd member of the WBZ morning recipient.
    Congratulations, Dave

    • Bruce

      Note: As far as I can tell, this really is WBZ legend Dave Maynard…

      • http://www.patriotsdaily.com Scott

        They don’t make ‘em like you guys anymore.

  • Mitch

    The best part of this story is that Gil is being honored while remaining a very active, very important member of our sports community.

    Congrats to one of the true great’s in Boston media history.

  • Jason Coyote

    Congrats, Gil. No doubt when the discussion of best all-time Boston play-by-play men comes up, he’ll rank high on the list.

  • Sluggo

    His call of Vinatieri’s FG at the end of SB 36 will undoubtedly live on as one of the greatest PBP moments in NFL history.

    • media-tor

      It was a memorable call. But in the interest of full disclosure, the call was edited before it appeared on the NFL Films DVD. Originally Gil wasn’t sure if Adam’s game-winning kick was 47 or 48 yards. Since few people have the raw audio footage this tends to be overlooked.

  • http://www.fangsbites.com Ken

    Gil has been a class act throughout this career. I’m glad to see him get honored.