Died: July 3, 2003 in Green Valley, Ariz.
Vince Lloyd, a longtime broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs, died on July 3, 2003 at the age of 86. He had been battling stomach cancer.
His broadcasting career spanned 38 years of covering Cubs games for WGN-TV and WGN radio. He was a broadcast partner of Jack Brickhouse in the early years of Cubs games on TV. He also worked with Lou Boudreau as the radio voices of the Cubs for 23 years.
In 1961 in Washington, Lloyd became the first sportscaster to interview a current U.S. president live at a baseball game. President John F. Kennedy was throwing out the first pitch at the game.
He was survived by a son, Michael Skaff, and his wife of three years, Myrtle. His first wife, Miriam, died in 1999 after more than 50 years of marriage.