LEDGER: Jim Ellis ready for his turn at mic

Thirty-two years after his first broadcast at Mississippi State, Jim Ellis has finally made it to No. 1.

Well, perhaps, to outsiders. Primarily a baseball play-by-play announcer and color analyst for football and basketball since he was hired at MSU in 1978, Ellis got the call last week some friends joked that he would never get.

Ellis will replace the legendary Jack Cristil, who retired in February after 58 years behind the mic.

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PHOTO: Mansel Guerry

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