Award-winning Announcer Shelby Whitfield Dies
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 2/11/2013 5:01:59 PM
Last Updated: 2/12/2013 12:34:19 PM

Sports announcer Shelby Whitfield, who was honored at Pimlico's Alibi Breakfast in 1990, died Feb. 5 at a rehabilitation center in Jackson, N.J. He was 77.

Whitfield, who served as sports director of ABC Radio, was awarded the Old Hilltop Award at Pimlico for excellence in Thoroughbred racing coverage.

Whitfield also co-authored a book with Howard Cosell titled "What's Wrong with Sports."

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