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Felo Ramirez, Spanish-language voice of Marlins, dies at 94

Marlins broadcaster in booth since team's first season in 1993

Felo Ramirez, the Spanish-language radio announcer for the Miami Marlins, throws out a ceremonial pitch before a baseball game between the Marlins and Detroit Tigers, Sept. 27, 2013 in Miami.
Felo Ramirez, the Spanish-language radio announcer for the Miami Marlins, throws out a ceremonial pitch before a baseball game between the Marlins and Detroit Tigers, Sept. 27, 2013 in Miami. (Associated Press)

MIAMI – Felo Ramirez, a Hall of Fame baseball broadcaster who has called Miami Marlins games on the radio since the team's inception, has died. He was 94.

"The entire Marlins organization is deeply saddened by the loss of a great friend, Hall-of-Fame broadcaster and community icon, Felo Ramirez," the team said in a statement Tuesday. "Since our inaugural season, he brought practically every magical moment in franchise history to generations of fans. A true broadcast legend, Felo lent his voice to over 30 World Series and All-Star Games and his extensive contributions to our game will never be forgotten."

Ramirez has been the Spanish-language voice of the Marlins since the team's inaugural season in 1993.

The Cuban-born broadcaster was in the booth when the Marlins won both World Series titles in 1997 and 2003. He received the Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. The award honors broadcasters for their "major contributions to baseball."

Felo was hospitalized in April during a Marlins road trip to Philadelphia after he fell from the team bus and hit his head.


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