It all started
in 1937 when Marty Glickman scored both touchdowns in a Syracuse 14-6
upset victory over then mighty Cornell. When a local haberdasher asked
him to do a 15 minute sports commentary on WSYR, the first "jock"
turned broadcaster was created.
From New York City marble shooting
championships to NFL championships, from NBA All-Star games to the high
school Game-of the-Week, from six day bike racing to the Spartakiade in
Moscow, Marty has called them all. 23 years with the Giants, 20 years
with the Knickerbockers, 11 years with the Jets, 22 years of baseball
Warm-up-Time and Sports Extra, 16 years at Yonkers Raceway, 13 Years of
Today's Baseball, 15 years of Paramount newsreels and 21 years of college
When HBO premiered in 1972, Glickman,
after introduction by Gerald Levin, then President of HBO, announced HBO's
first telecast from Madison Square Garden, reaching HBO's initial 365
subscribers in Wilkes Barre, PA. He was HBO's first sports director and
maintains his association as a sports consultant. Marty has coached sports
announcers for NBC, Madison Square Garden, HBO and numerous teams and
individuals throughout the country. He currently conducts weekly sportscasting
seminars at Fordham University.
Glickman first came to sports prominence
at Brooklyn's James Madison High School where he was the triple threat
tailback on their City Championship Team. He was the city, state and national
sprint champion. In 1936, Marty won a spot on the United States Olympic
400 meter relay team.
Mr. Glickman is the founding member
of the Jewish Sports Congress. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall
of Fame in 1991. Marty and his wife Marjorie have 4 children, 10 grandchildren
and 3 great grandchildren.