Before Al Michaels and Ken Wilson and the first two broadcasting Leaheys and Allan Elconin and “The General,” there was Hank Greenwald.
It was at the old “Termite Palace” — Honolulu Stadium — where Greenwald narrated Hawaii Islander games (and occasional UH football games) in the mid-1960s. He kept his broadcasts fun and funny. And then he was off to the mainland, where he notably had two memorable stints as the San Francisco Giants’ play-by-play announcer.
Don Robbs described Greenwald as an entertaining “storyteller.” Jim Leahey said Greenwald was a nice guy.
Greenwald passed away this week.
Our deepest sympathies to his loved ones.
And thanks for the memories.