Pittsburgh Pirates manager Bill McKechnie at KDKA, Pittsburgh, PA, October 3, 1925.
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A man wearing a suit and tie, stands next to a microphone.

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In only a few years, radio and professional sports forged a close and in the decades to come an immensely profitable relationship. In 1925, the year that his Pirates won the World Series, manager Bill McKechnie often broadcast and sang in his fine tenor voice from Pittsburgh station KDKA.

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