Award-winning Announcer Shelby Whitfield Dies

Whitfield won the Old Hilltop Award for excellence in racing coverage.

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."