By Neil Gray
December 23, 2009
I was very saddened when I received the news of Bob Norton passing
away Monday. Beginning back in the 1970's Bob and I not only
were working partners on the air and in Kayhi Sports on KTKN
Radio, but became good friends. I'll always remember the days
Bob and I covered Kayhi Basketball and Senior League Baseball.
He was an excellent color commentator (and filled in play by
play when I lost my voice), but one of the best stats man I ever
had. He delveloped into a very good play by play man as well.
I'll remember those trips out of town for basketball as a highlight
of my sports career. Bob was also our center on the KTKN basketball
team when we played the Kayhi girls in the 70's. (they whipped
us by the way!!!). Known to me affectionately as "Stretch"
from that experience, he siged off his correspondence to me
when I broadcast KFMJ's basktball and football from California
with, "Your friend, Stretch."
God bless the Norton family. My heart goes out to you during
your time of sorrow. Many of us will always remember Stretch.
I will as a professional and friend.
Received December 16, 2009
- Published December 23, 2009
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