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Seattle legend Dave Niehaus dies

Longtime broadcaster brought games and players to life, connected generations of fans

Updated: November 11, 2010, 1:01 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

My brother called first to break the horrible, stunning news about Dave Niehaus' sudden death. The Mariners called right after that. Then my father called a minute after that. Then my nephew contacted me. And somewhere amid all that, two editors, who grew up in Washington, sent e-mails as well.

That seemed about the proper order -- family first, Mariners and work second. Niehaus was the voice of the Mariners from their very first pitch in 1977, but he was like a member of every family ...

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