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Shelby Whitfield dies, broadcaster was 77

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Former Senators broadcaster Shelby Whitfield died Feb. 5 at a rehabilitation facility in Jackson, N.J. at the age of 77.

The Washington Post reported that Whitfield was a former play-by-play announcer for the Washington Senators and wrote a critical book about the team’s owner in the early 1970s. He later managed an all-star cast of announcers for ABC Radio

A daughter, Shauna Lawrence, said he had complications from diabetes.

The paper reported that Whitfield spent two years as the radio voice of the Senators, beginning in 1969.