Tom Hammond, who was grand marshal at this year's St. Patrick's Day parade in Lexington, above, said Monday that he'll never forget the roar of the crowd Saturday at the Belmont Stakes as American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.
Tom Hammond, who was grand marshal at this year's St. Patrick's Day parade in Lexington, above, said Monday that he'll never forget the roar of the crowd Saturday at the Belmont Stakes as American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Herald-Leader
Tom Hammond, who was grand marshal at this year's St. Patrick's Day parade in Lexington, above, said Monday that he'll never forget the roar of the crowd Saturday at the Belmont Stakes as American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Herald-Leader

Mark Story: Tom Hammond calls American Pharoah's Triple Crown an 'emotional moment' in his NBC career

June 09, 2015 8:10 AM

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I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.