One of the greatest was rangy Dan King
|He's Remembered, Too, For Announcer's Quip
Even if Dan King hadn't been one of the best athletes Henry County ever produced, he would
be enshrined in local sports memory because of what Aubrey McGehee said at one game.
|at Grove's Barton Field, and he did it like a play-by-play radio
announcer, commenting even while the action was going on rather than waiting until each
down was over to tell the result.
His memorable quote concerned a pass play. "Chick King fades back to pass," McGehee told the crowd. "Dan King is going long. 'Throw it here, Uncle Chick."
Both King boys went on to stellar careers in athletics, and if the Henry County Sports Hall of Fame were limited to a half-dozen players, both would probably be included.
Reprinted from the Paris
Thursday, January 23, 2003 Edition
Used by permission.
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