Former “Voice of the Eagles” Inducted into Hall of Fame
MACON, Ga. - Former “Voice of the Eagles”, Nate Hirsch, was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of fame over the weekend. The 6th Annual Induction Awards Ceremony was held in Macon, Ga., at the Wilson Convention Center.
Hirsch, who served as the play-by-play voice for Georgia Southern from 1970-2006, was one of eight selected in the Career Achievement category.
Hirsch was on the call for the first football game, after the program was restarted in 1982, and called all six of Georgia Southern's FCS national championships. The Bronx, N.Y. native first began calling Eagle games during the 1971-1972 Men's Basketball season, and in 1973 he broadcast the entire baseball schedule during the team's first College World Series run, a first for any school in the NCAA. In all, Hirsch called the action for two College World Series and three NCAA basketball tournaments in addition to the six FCS championship games.
Hirsch was previously inducted into the Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame, the Statesboro Athletic Hall of Fame and the Georgia Southern Baseball Wall of Fame.
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- Category: Athletics
- Published on Thursday, 25 October 2012 09:33