SEATTLE -- Dave Niehaus, the Hall of Fame broadcaster who called Seattle Mariners' games from their first season through this year, has died. He was 75.

The team confirmed the death Wednesday night.

Niehaus was the voice of the Mariners from their first game on April 6, 1977, through the end of the 2010 season. He was the recipient of the 2008 Ford C. Frick award and was inducted into the broadcasters wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The cause of death was not immediately known. The Mariners were expected to make a statement later Wednesday.

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