Francis Laux Jr. was born in Guthrie, Oklahoma back in 1897. He was heavily involved in sports. He won 16 letters in baseball, basketball and football in Oklahoma City and the Bristow schools before entering Oklahoma City College. during World War I he served in the United States Army Air Service.
After the war he took odd jobs managing a semi-pro baseball team in Guthrie, also he worked as an insurance and real estate broker in Bristow, refereeing college football games. In 1927, he began broadcasting Oklahoma and Oklahoma A&M football games. He was the first to introduce Gene Autry on the radio. He was so good he called the World Series for CBS from 1933 to 1938. He turned down offers to broadcast for the Yankees and Giants in New York.
He retired from broadcasting and died in 1978, he was 80.
What you may not know about France Laux is that he was the first full-time radio voice of Major League Baseball in St. Louis.
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