Former West Virginia University play-play-play announcer Jack Fleming holds up a sign saying “BEAT PITT.”

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The history of the Backyard Brawl, which will resume on Thursday after an 11-year hiatus, is rich with images that live in the memory from seeing live action at old or new Mountaineer Field or on television and from the written word, which certainly painted its own vivid images.

But whether it was Pat White or Major Harris, Canute Curtis or Gary Stills, Steve Slaton or Garrett Ford Sr, there is another unwritten history of the Backyard Brawl, an oral history as brought throughout the state of West Virginia so vividly by the late, great Jack Fleming or the current Voice of the Mountaineers — whether he accepts such a title or not — Tony Caridi.

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