Another Angel has been given his halo far too soon. Rory Markas passed away at his home in Palmdale. He was 54. Markas spent the last eight years as the primary radio and television play-by-play man for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He also called games for USC's men's basketball team and served as a reporter for FOX 11 KTTV in Los Angeles. From 1994-97, Markas lead the radio broadcast team for the Los Angeles Clippers. Certainly, he was a true broadcasting veteran and lent his voice to several different sporting realms. But to listen to him, you always knew baseball held a special place in his heart. Markas called Angels games with the barely contained enthusiasm of a child. He brought a unique sense of excitement and, perhaps more memorably, humor to the game. Whether on television ...
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