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Announcer Jack E. Lee Passes

Published: July 31, 2009 2:55 pm ET

Last Comment: December 3, 2010 7:08 pm ET | 2 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Harness Tracks of America has announced that Jack E. Lee, whose deep mellifluous announcing voice was known to millions in the New York City area, where he was track announcer at Roosevelt Raceway during the track’s late glory years from 1968 thru 1985, and at Shea Stadium, where he was public address announcer for the New York Mets, and Madison Square Garden, where he was ring announcer for World Wrestling Federation shows, died Thursday, July 30 of a heart attack at age 73.

One of the finest race callers ever, Lee also announced at Freehold and Rosecroft Raceways. He retired to Florida some years ago, and Steve Wolf, former publicity director at Freehold and Pompano Park, who had lunch with Jack on Wednesday, reported that he appeared healthy and happy and was hoping to return to race calling.

Lee died while resting at home in Deerfield Beach. He is survived by his sons Randy and Michael, daughter Laura and three grandchildren.

Please join Harness Tracks of America and Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Jack E. Lee.

(With files from HTA)

December 3, 2010 - 7:08 pmI was fortunate enough to

I was fortunate enough to grow up listening to The Bullet Bob Meyer at Y.R. and Jack E. Lee at R.R. And now with simulcasting allowing us to hear all the various announcers from all the harness tracks on the planet, there is NO DOUBT,
Jack E. Lee stands alone as the best who ever lived.

July 31, 2009 - 4:41 pmI had always heard Jack Lee

I had always heard Jack Lee was one of the greatest at calling races. There are still some of his calls on YouTube and I have to agree... He was one of the best.


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