Tomás Troncoso, an icon of the sports chronicle, passed away this Monday morning, at the age of 86.
“I’m sorry to inform all my friends, sports fans in general, that Daddy passed away. How great you were, old man! We love you very much! ”, His son Tommy Troncoso reported on the Twitter account“ Los Deportes en Marcha ”, the name of the program that for five decades he produced for various stations, especially Radio HIZ.
Tomás Altagracia Miguel Troncoso Cuesta was the son of Professor Manolín Troncoso and the actress Estela Cuesta, Chiqui’s brother and Doña Annie’s husband, started his radio program "Sports on the Move" on August 1, 1963, 50 years ago. Two more times and half of the 20 that are nothing of Gardel.
One of the most charismatic sports chroniclers who was born on September 29, 1935, in his first home in Ciudad Nueva, in Santo Domingo and exalted at the 2005 Ceremonial.
He was an important figure in the makeup of the national baseball team that won gold at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Jamaica in 1962.
As a member of the Baseball Federation (Fedoba), he had to do with the selection that went to the Puerto Rico Games in 1966, from which he obtained bronze in the Baseball World Cup that was held in the Dominican Republic in 1969 and as an advisor to the selective who won silver in the XII 1974 Zonal Games held here.
In 1962, as a commentator, He was part of the team that made the first broadcast of Major League Baseball games, along with the narrator Billy Berroa (immortal of Sports), the late Max Álvarez and Ellis Pérez.
Since the 1963-64 season, when he worked with the Águilas Cibaeñas, Tomás has worked as a commentator on winter baseball. From 1964-65 with the Águilas Cibaeñas, Tigres de Licey and Leones del Escogido.
With the Licey he participated in all the Caribbean Series in which that club participated and eight of the nine titles it won. He has narrated in Central American and Pan American and World championships in baseball and basketball games, formed by the “Bloque Hípico Deportivo”.