Dan Tobey

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Baby Arizmendi & Tobey in the Olympic Auditorium: 1944
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee


Dan Tobey (1877 or 1878 in Ulysses, Nebraska - March 9, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) was a Los Angeles-based ring announcer. In his long career that began in the 1900s, Tobey announced boxing at Naud Junction, Vernon Arena, Hollywood Legion Stadium, and the Olympic Auditorium. While also working the wrestling side of these venues, as well, before retiring on December 7, 1952.

Tobey also worked as an announcer for auto racing at Washington Park, and for the Vernon Tigers baseball team of the Pacific Coast League.

Sources

  • "Dan Tobey, Noted Ring Announcer, Dies at 78", Los Angeles Times, March 10, 1956