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Dave Niehaus’ Life Chronicled in New Book: ‘My Oh My’


The Seattle Mariners’ Classy ‘Voice’ is Still Revered by Fans, 6 Years After His Death

By Michael-Shawn Dugar,                                                                                                                       

June 29, 2017

For years Dave Niehaus told the story of the Mariners, whether triumphant or tragic, with his iconic voice during his Hall of Fame broadcast career.

Now during the 40th anniversary of the franchise, Niehaus has his own story.

Lifelong friend Billy Mac recently penned Niehaus’ biography, entitled “My Oh My: The Dave Niehaus Story” with forewords by Rick Rizzs and Kevin Cremin. The 344-page bio of the late Niehaus is told in nine innings, each representing a chapter in his life.

The book details Niehaus’ childhood in Princeton, Indiana, his college life at Indiana University and his early broadcasting career, and chronicles his positions with the Armed Forces Network, California Angels and the Mariners,  for whom he worked from the franchise’s inception in 1977 until his death in 2010.

Niehuas is survived by his wife Marilyn and three children. He was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame in 2000 and received the Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2011 the Mariners unveiled a bronze Niehaus statue in right-center field at Safeco Field.

“My Oh My: The Dave Niehaus Story” will forever be treasured by me, my children and my grandchildren,” Marilyn said of the book, “a wonderful collection of stories to remember Dave by, a man who was the best husband, father and grandfather one could ever hope for. Thank you Billy for giving all of us this gift.”

The book is available for purchase at



  1. Niehaus, Rizzs & co were a big part of growing up. Sad that Rogers muscled the Mariners out of this TV market to promote their 5000-mile-away team. Shame that TSN or CHEK wont pick up the regional Mariners TV rights.

  2. I agree 100% with you Gary. The baseball team I cheer for is 150 miles south of Vancouver. Always has been, always will be.


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