Did Chris Schenkel have COPD?
Yes. He died of emphysema in 2005. After attending Purdue and serving in World War II, Schenkel did play-by-play for Harvard University, then began work for CBS Television in 1952 as voice of the New York Giants football team. That led to a long-standing relationship with ABC Sports beginning in 1965. Schenkel called the first live Masters and was studio host at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics. You might know him best as the voice of ABC's bowling coverage for 36 years.
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