Bob Gamere
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Bob Gamere
Bob Gamere
Born (1939-11-01) November 1, 1939 (age 81)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationSportscaster
TelevisionCandlepins for Cash
Criminal charge(s)Possessing child pornography
Criminal penaltyFive years in prison
Criminal statusSentence served

Robert "Bob" Gamere (born November 1, 1939)[1] is an American former sportscaster.

Career

A sports anchor on WNAC and announcer of Holy Cross football games, Gamere made his television play-by-play debut in 1970, succeeding Jerry Coleman as a broadcaster for the New York Yankees on WPIX. He was criticized for his overuse of the catch phrase "Here it comes, there it goes" to describe a pitch thrown to home plate and batted anywhere.[2] He was replaced after one season by Bill White.[3]

Gamere's career then moved to Boston. From 1973 to 1980 he hosted Candlepins for Cash on WNAC, as well as calling ECAC Hockey with John Carlson. Carlson called the first and third period with Gamere on color. During the second period, Gamere would be on play by play with Carlson on color. After his dismissal, he moved to WMRE as host of their nightly sports call-in show. In 1984, Gamere began a five-year stint as a sports anchor at WLVI-TV. He was fired in 1989 after charges of assault and sexual harassment were brought against him by a Malden man.[4] The charges were eventually dropped, but he was not rehired by Channel 56.[5] That year, he began hosting a weekend midnight to 5:00 a.m. sports talk show on WRCA and a nightly sports show on Channel 25.[6] In 1990, he began a career in sports betting calling himself "The Great Gamere", hosting a NFL pay-per-view betting show, handicapping, and running a sports book.[7] From 1994 to 1996, he worked for WNDS, calling UMass Lowell hockey games and horse races from Rockingham Park.

From 1982 to 1989, he was the play by play man for Harvard football on WMRE, WDLW, and WTAG. Gamere had been sports director at WTAG in the late 1960s and hosted an issue-oriented talk show called "Talk of Town" from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on weeknights.

Controversy

Fenway attack

On June 15, 1988, Gamere was stabbed four times while walking in the Fenway section of Boston.[8]

Sexual harassment allegation

Gamere was fired by television station WLVI-TV in 1989 after charges of assault and sexual harassment were brought against him by a man from Malden, Massachusetts. The charges were later dropped.[9]

Child pornography conviction

On October 23, 2008, Gamere was arrested and arraigned on charges of transporting and possessing child pornography. According to court documents, the FBI had been investigating Gamere as far back as 2005 when they alleged he e-mailed videos of children having sex with each other and adults. Gamere pleaded not guilty in US District Court in Boston.

The Boston Herald reported on September 5, 2009, that Gamere was expected to plead guilty to child pornography charges.[10] The BostonChannel.com reported on January 19, 2010, that Gamere had been sentenced to five years in prison on child pornography charges.[11] He was released on May 27, 2014.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Gamere requests chance to vote - at elementary school". BostonHerald.com. Associated Press. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Smith, Curt. Voices of The Game. South Bend, Indiana: Diamond Communications, Inc., 1987.
  3. ^ "Yankees Broadcasters". Newyork.yankees.mlb.com. 2010-03-19. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "GAMERE DENIES ASSAULT HIS LAWYER RIPS CH. 56 DECISION". Nl.newsbank.com. 1989-05-13. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "GAMERE CLEARED; HE MAY SUE CH. 56". Nl.newsbank.com. 1989-09-28. Retrieved .
  6. ^ David Niles. "Gamere Back, Will Be Hosting A Radio Show". Nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "NBC IS BANKING ON DAY-PER-VIEW NOT DOWN THE TUBES YET A TOP 20 HIT DON'T BET AGAINST HIM". Nl.newsbank.com. 1992-03-08. Retrieved . (dead link)
  8. ^ Laurel J. Sweet (2008-10-24). "Ex-Hub sportscaster busted for kid porn". Boston Globe. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Jonathan Saltzman (2008-10-24). "Ex-announcer Gamere faces charges of child pornography". Boston Globe. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Ex-sportscaster to plead guilty in child porn case". BostonHerald.com. Associated Press. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Ex-Sportscaster Gets Jail In Child Porn Case - Boston News Story - WCVB Boston". Thebostonchannel.com. 2010-03-05. Archived from the original on 2010-01-23. Retrieved .
  12. ^ Sweet, Laurel J. (May 28, 2014). "Ex-sportscaster Bob Gamere out of prison after child porn conviction". Boston Herald. Retrieved 2015.

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