Angels broadcaster Rory Markas dies


Rory Markas, TV play-by-play man for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, died suddenly Monday night at his home in Palmdale, Calif. He was 54.

Authorities have not released details about his death. Markas suffered a blood clot in his brain in November 2008.

Markas -- who punctuated every win with "just another Halo victory!" -- had worked for the baseball team since 2002, often paired with Terry Smith or Mark Gubicza. In November, he and Smith were named as the team's lone TV team as the Angels dismissed Steve Physioc and Rex Hudler.

From 1994-97, Markas served as the lead radio announcer for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. He worked as a Los Angeles-based sports reporter for KNX Radio and a sports anchor for KTTV, and he announced games for USC.

Markas worked TV play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1992-94 and on radio from 1984-94. Before that, he spent six seasons calling Pacific Coast League baseball in Salt Lake and Vancouver.

Markas is survived by his mother, Billie, and brothers Gary and Troy.
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