Buddy Blattner
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1920
Date of Death: 2009
Cause of Death: Lung cancer
Occupation: Professional baseball player, broadcaster
Sports Team: St. Louis Cardinals
New York Giants
Philadelphia Phillies
Military Branch: United States Navy
(World War II)
Fictional Appearances:
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Aftershocks
Type of Appearance: Direct (via television)

Robert Garnett Blattner (February 8, 1920 – September 4, 2009), commonly known as "Buddy" or "Bud" Blattner, was an American table tennis and baseball player and radio and television sportscaster.

Blattner's table tennis career arguably reached its pinnacle in 1936 when he won the men's doubles championship in 1936. He debuted with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1942, served in the United States Navy, and then played with the New York Giants (1946-1948) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1949). He became a broadcaster after retiring from baseball, and called games more or less continuously from the 1950s until the 1970s.

Buddy Blattner in Worldwar[]

In 1965, Buddy Blattner was calling a game between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Blues (which the Yeager family was watching) when an emergency bulletin interrupted to announce that the Race had dropped an explosive-metal bomb on Indianpolis in retaliation for the attack on the Race's Colonization Fleet in 1962, and that President Earl Warren had committed suicide in response.[1]


  1. Aftershocks, pg. 291-292.