Shocker: Rory Markas, Broadcaster for L.A. Angels and USC Basketball, Dead at 54

Jan 5, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Rory Markas, the popular broadcaster for the L.A. Angels professional baseball team and the USC Trojan basketball team, has died, according to a number of media reports.

Says the Orange County Register newspaper, "Markas, 54, died Monday night at his home in Palmdale [Calif]. The cause of death was unknown, although Markas did have serious health problems in November 2008 when a blood clot on his brain required surgery and left him hospitalized for some time."

During his career Markas had also been a broadcaster for the Milwaukee Brewers, the Los Angeles Clippers as well as being a sports anchor at KTTV, the Fox outlet in Los Angeles.

–Chuck Ross


  1. I listened to him on radio the night the angels won the series in 2002. I remember him saying “The long wait is over” where he described the angels past troubles and triumphs of 40 years. That he was a good announcer is an understatement. He was an orator and a professor of baseball. He made me a believer in the sport. He made it real. I will always remember him.

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