Fred McLeod, Long Time Detroit Pistons Voice & TV Personality, Dies


Fred McLeod, a household name to many sports fans from Detroit to Cleveland, died suddenly Monday night at the age of 67.

Born in Strongville, Ohio, the sportscaster was about to start his 14th straight season as a play-by-play announcer and his 15th overall season.

Detroiters know Fred best for his 22 seasons announcing Detroit Pistons games and stints for the Detroit Tigers and Lions. This announcer-only series holds the record for being the longest with the same NBA team.

Fred had a total of 36 seasons.

He was a graduate of Point Park University (Pittsburgh), where he played baseball and participated in the NAIA College World Series. He has won a number of awards and at one point Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was his intern.

Fred is survived by his wife Beth, mother Marilyn, sister Lynn, and three children Sean, Jenna, Molly and their families.

Source: The Cleveland Cavaliers


Dusty Kennedy