Eloy "Buck" Canel (March 4, 1906 – April 7, 1980) was an American Spanish language sportscaster of Major League Baseball games. Canel was born in Argentina when his father was working for the Spanish consulate in that country.
Canel achieved international renown and became a household name in Latino communities when he joined in the late 1940s the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports. By then, the Cavalcade was aired through NBC Red Network and extended their Spanish programming activities to Latin American countries, where it was known as La Cabalgata Deportiva Gillette. On there Canel shared duties with Spanish-language broadcasters such as Pancho Pepe Cróquer, Omar Lares, and Felo Ramírez. During the opening presentation, Canel habitually introduced Cróquer as La Voz Deportiva de América.
From 1954-1957, Canel called select Brooklyn Dodgers games over radio station WHOM, which was then a Spanish-language radio station in New York City. In the 1970s he called New York Mets and New York Yankees games, again for WHOM. These feeds were occasionally simulcast by Latin American radio stations.
Canel died of emphysema on April 7, 1980 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
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