Chuck Thompson, a Baltimore medium-wave fixture for more than a half century, has passed away at the age of 83.

The longtime voice of the Orioles and Colts, was known for such signature catch-phrases as “Ain’t the beer cold!” and “Go to war, Miss Agnes!”. Thompson was given the Ford Frick Award from the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1993, having called O’s games since 1949, dating back to their time in the International League.