Joe Tait

Joe Tait was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010 after 40 years on the air as the radio voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was the play by play announcer from the team’s first year, 1970, until his retirement in 2011 (except for two seasons: 1980–81 and 1981–82). He also did play-by-play for the Cleveland Indians for 15 seasons—on radio from 1973 to 1979 and on television from 1980 to 1987. He broadcast games for the Cleveland Rockers (WNBA basketball), Cleveland Crusaders (WHL hockey), Mount Union College football, and other teams. His final Cavaliers broadcast was on April 13, 2011.

Books by Joe Tait

  • Joe Tait: It's Been a Real Ball: Stories from a Hall-of-Fame Sports Broadcasting Career, a book by Terry Pluto and Joe Tait from Gray & Company, Publishers – front cover

    Joe Tait: It’s Been a Real Ball