2006 Ford Frick Award nominees
: 24 years (1982 - ), all with the Mets, serving as a broadcaster and production coordinator
Was a member of the broadcasting team for the International Spanish Network which carried the Mets' 1986 and 1988 post-season play throughout the United States and Latin America
Has been with the Mets since 1969 in a variety of scouting, community relations, and broadcasting positions.
: 25 years (Giants, 1977-78, 2001-03; A's, 1980-81; Twins, 1984-86; Orioles, 1989-90, '92, 2004 - ; Yankees, 1991; Marlins 1993-2000; ESPN, 2001), five with the Giants, including two on radio and television
After teaming with Bay Area broadcasting legend and Ford Frick winner Lon Simmons on San Francisco broadcasts in 1977-78, the Bogota, Colombia native broadcast for the Oakland A's (1980-81) and went from there
The play-by-play man for ESPN regional telecasts in 2001
The "voice of the Marlins" from the birth of the franchise in 1993 through the 2000 campaign, covering the team in both radio and television booths
In addition to baseball, he broadcast Stanford University football for five years and University of San Francisco basketball for four seasons.
: 33 years (Mets, 1987-93; 1997 - ), the last 16 with the Mets as a radio announcer on WADO and TV announcer on Fox Sports Net
32 years broadcasting baseball overall, (1963 - )
A native of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Covered the team from 1987-1993
Has also been the Spanish voice of Major League Baseball post-season and All-Star competition since 1987
Has completed his 47 years of broadcasting Winter League Baseball in the Dominican Republic, the last 20 years with the Escogido Club
Has also covered the Caribbean Baseball Series and the Olympic Games, as well as professional boxing
On October 17, 1998 was selected to the Dominican Republic's Sports Hall of Fame.
: 22 years (1983-84, '86-), all with the Pirates
.In 1983 worked with the legendary Bob Prince on Pirate cable telecasts and was also retained the following year when the cable rights were secured by Home Sports Entertainment
Joined the Pittsburgh Pirates radio broadcast crew in 1986
44 years of involvement with the Pirates overall, having been associated with the club since signing his first professional contract on June 27, 1960
Spent 10 seasons in the majors, with the Pirates, compiling a pitching record of 103-76
A Pirates hero in the 1971 World Series against Baltimore when he picked up complete-game victories in Game Three and Game Seven.
: 10 years (1996-), all with the Twins as a television analyst
Pitched in the major leagues for 23 years, including 11 seasons with the Twins, retired following the 1992 season
The native of Zeist, Holland broke in with the Twins in 1970 at the age of 19
Also pitched at the major league level with Texas, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and California
On baseball's all-time list, ranks fifth in strikeouts (3,701), ninth in games started (685), ninth in shutouts (60), 13th in innings (4,970), and 24th in wins (287). ..A.L. Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1970 and A.L. Comeback Player of the Year in 1989. Bert pitched in two All-Star Games, three Championship series and two World Series with the Twins and Pirates.
: 23 years, all with the Twins
Graduated from St. Cloud State in 1978 and began with the Twins in 1983, broadcasting games for Spectrum Sports
Remained there until 1985 and re-joined the team in 1987, working a two-year stint for TwinsVision
He worked with WCCO-TV and Midwest Sports Channel from 1989-2001
Has also been the voice of University of Minnesota basketball, football and hockey and has called games for University of Iowa basketball, University of Minnesota volleyball and the Minnesota North Stars in his 23-year career.
: 25 years (Reds, 1976-82; Astros, 1987 - ), the last 18 as Houston's primary play-by-play voice on television
Joined the Astros after working as senior producer and anchor of the Financial News Network's SCORE program
Prior, was Sports Director of the Sports Time Cable Network, which televised selected games of the Reds, Royals and Cardinals
Spent one year with HSE in Pittsburgh and was the television voice of the Cincinnati Reds from 1976-82.
: 12 years, all with the Pirates as a radio and television play-by-play announcer
Prior to joining the Bucs broadcast team, spent five seasons (1989-1993) doing play-by-play and color commentary for the Buffalo Bisons of the American Association as well as hosting a sportstalk show on WGR Radio
Also worked as a color analyst and a pre- and post-game show host for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League for three seasons (1991-93)
Worked in the Pirates front office and served as public address announcer in 1987
In 1997, the Pennsylvania Press Broadcasters awarded Brown and his colleagues first place for radio play-by-play. The crew also received an A.I.R. Award (Achievement in Radio) from the March of Dimes for "Best play-by-play" in 2002.
: 15 years, all with the Cardinals
Also FOX Sports lead baseball announcer, teaming with Tim McCarver
Has been with FOX for nine seasons (1996 - )
Has won three Emmy Awards (1999, 2001-02)
Began with FOX at age 27, becoming the youngest play-by-play announcer to call a World Series since Vin Scully (25) in 1953
Has broadcast six World Series (1996, '98, 2000-03), seven LCS, six All-Star Games and Mark McGwire's 62nd home run in 1998
Began baseball broadcasting with the Louisville Redbirds in 1989
The son of Jack Buck.
: 16 years (Braves, 1991-92, 2005; Mariners, 1993-95; FOX, 1996-2000; Cubs, 1998-2004 ), returning to the Braves after spending the seven previous seasons as the Cubs television voice
A third generation play-by-play announcer, joining his grandfather Harry and father Skip
Baseball resume also includes one season as the radio play-by-play announcer for Minnesota's Orlando (AA) affiliate (1990), his first two major league seasons broadcasting the Atlanta Braves (1991-1992) and three campaigns with the Seattle Mariners (1993-1995)
Spent five years as a member of the Fox Network's Saturday baseball coverage (1996-2000), including three years as a studio host
Broadcast career also includes nine seasons as the television play-by-play voice of the NBA's Orlando Magic and stints calling both University of Florida and Florida State University football and basketball games for the Sunshine Network.
: 30 years (1976 - ), all with the Braves with TBS
Joined Turner Broadcasting in 1972 as voice of the NBA Atlanta Hawks and was added to Braves' telecasts in 1976
Caray and his son, Chip, made broadcast history when they joined Skip's dad, Harry, during a Braves-Cubs contest in May of 1991, becoming the first three-generation family to announce a major league game
Served as play-by-play announcer for baseball on TBS' coverage of the 1990 Goodwill Games
In 2002 participated in NBC's postseason baseball coverage
A six-time winner of the Georgia Sportscaster of the Year Award, has won a local Emmy for sportscasting and was nominated for a 1994 Cable ACE Award.
: 21 years (Cardinals, 1984, 1995-2001, 2004-; Rangers, 1985-89; Mets, 1992-93; Twins, 1994; ESPN, 1990-) 10 with the Cardinals on television
Began his broadcasting career in 1976 as the play-by-play voice of the Triple-A Tulsa Oilers
Since then, the St. Louis native has worked in the broadcast booths of the Cardinals, Rangers, Mets and Twins
Was nominated for a New York Emmy with the Mets in 1993, then won Mid-America Emmys for his Cardinals work in 1996 and 1997, and was nominated in 1998 and 2001
Has worked baseball games for ESPN since the network acquired the rights the Major League Baseball in 1991, Is a fixture on Wednesday Night Baseball
Has done play-by-play for more MLB games than any network announcer in the nation
Over the years, has teamed in the baseball broadcast booth with such former players as Ozzie Smith, Bob Gibson, Jim Palmer, Joe Morgan, Al Hrabosky, Mike Shannon, Tim McCarver, Andy Van Slyke, Joe Magrane, Jerry Reuss and Jim Kaat
He has also called the College World Series and Triple-A All-Star Game, as well as hosting the 1990 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Has also broadcast college basketball and football, boxing, World Cup soccer, U.S. Open tennis and The Masters golf tournament.
: 26 years (Indians, 1979, '82; Brewers, 81; Red Sox, 1983 - ), the last 23 as the lead radio announcer in Boston
Covered the Cleveland Indians on television in 1979 an on cable in 1982 and broadcast the Milwaukee Brewers on cable in 1981
Has announced the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) on cable, and he did college basketball on New England Sports Network for six winters
.Has taught a broadcast journalism course at Northeastern University for several years as well as at Franklin Pierce College.
: 17 years (1989 - ), all with the Mets in the radio booth
Has done play-by-play for CBS Radio (from 1991-97), and ESPN Radio (1998-present)
From 1993-2003 has broadcast play-by-play of the NCAA Basketball Tournament for CBS Radio and Westwood One
The radio voice of St. John's University basketball from 1995-2002
Broadcast men's and women's hockey play-by-play at the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics for CBS Radio
Broadcast minor league baseball for Pawtucket in 1987-88, Durham (1986) and the Spartanburg Spinners (1983-1984).
: 20 years (1985 - ), the first 17 with the Indians and one with the Rockies
Teams with Jeff Kingery for all 162 radio broadcasts
Joined the Rockies after 17 years in the Cleveland Indians television booth (1985-2001)
His 17 years of broadcasting Tribe games on TV was the longest tenure among television announcers in Indians history.
: 19 years (1979-96; 2004- ), all with the Astros, from 1979-96 as a color analyst on radio and tv, and since 2004 on television alone
A longtime staple in the Houston franchise, began his association with the club as a pitcher with the Colt .45s in 1964
In 39 years of service to the organization he has served as a player, front-office member, broadcaster, and manager
Left the booth after 1996 to manage the club from 1997-2001.
: 26 years (Dodgers, 1971-91, 2005-; CBS Radio, 1994-97, Braves, 2000) 22 with the Los Angeles Dodgers
From 1971-91, served as an analyst for Dodgers home games
Also worked on CBS Radio's Game of the Week from 1994-97 and then for the Braves as a television analyst in 2000
Pitched 17 years in major leagues, winning 123 games
Led American League in strikeouts in 1964
Most famous for giving up Hank Aaron's 715th career home run in 1974
Dodgers television commentator from 1978-88 and 1991-92
Also worked for KABC radio in Los Angeles from 1984-87.
: 24 years (Angels, 1982-86; Giants, 1987-92; Mariners, 1993 - ), the last 13 with the Mariners
From 1982-86 teamed with Bob Starr to broadcast Angels games on KMPC
.Then moved to San Francisco, where he handled the Giants play-by-play and color duties on both radio and television for six years
Attended the University of Southern California and was inducted into the USC Hall of Fame in 1997
After earning All-America honors at USC, he was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1958 and played in the majors from 1958-78 with the Dodgers, Expos, Cardinals, Athletics, Blue Jays and Angels
In 2,442 games compiled a lifetime average of .266 with 215 home runs and 1,044 RBI
A two-time All-Star and played in four World Series.
: 15 years, all with the White Sox, as color commentator on the White Sox Radio Network
Substituted for partner John Rooney on Sunday radio broadcasts in 1991 before taking over full-time duties in 1992
Feature reporter on FOX Sports Net's pre-game show from 1994-98
Broadcast a few Sox games on radio in 1990
A major-league scout with Baltimore from 1988-90
During an 11-year major-league career, he played for Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Texas, the White Sox and Oakland
Compiled a 30-43 lifetime mark with 75 saves
Set Sox record for saves in a season (since broken) with 30 in 1980 and ranks seventh in club history with 54 saves
Inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Chicago Catholic League Hall of Fame in May 1999.
: 20 years, all with the A's as their radio - and for the last 16 years - their top television analyst...a former major league all-star catcher who spent 12 seasons in the majors with the Indians, A's, Mariners and Brewers, compiling a .256 batting average with 61 home runs.
: 30 years, all with the Pirates, the longest tenure as a radio broadcaster with the club, passing 1986 Ford Frick Award winner Bob Prince who broadcast for 29 years (1948-75)
.His association with the Pirates organization began in 1974 and 1975 when he broadcast games for the Triple-A Charleston (WV) Charlies
Joined the Pirates at the major league level in 1976.
: 18 years (Twins, 1993; ESPN; Home Sports Entertainment, The Baseball Network), the last eight with the Rockies as a TV analyst
Pitched 10 seasons in the major leagues (1978-87), making trips to the World Series with the Yankees and Twins
Selected by the Brewers in the ninth round of the 1976 draft.
: 13 seasons, all with San Francisco (1981-91, 2004 - )
Fuentes provides color commentary as well as pre-game and post-game analysis for Spanish-language radio
A former Major League second baseman, he played with the Giants for 10 seasons
He was a .268 hitter for his career.
: 28 years (Orioles, 1970-73; Yankees, 1982-86; Twins, 1987 - ), the last 19 as the Twins' radio counterpart to Ford Frick winner, Herb Carneal
The Detroit native began his broadcasting career with the Spartanburg Phillies in 1965 after graduating from the University of Indiana
After five years with Spartanburg, Gordon joined the Baltimore Orioles where he remained until 1973, when he accepted the broadcasting job at the University of Virginia to become the voice of Cavaliers football and basketball
From there he joined the Yankees' Class AAA affiliate Columbus Clippers from 1977-81, before moving to New York in 1982. For his work with the Spartanburg Phillies, Gordon was inducted into the South Atlantic League's Hall of Fame on June 19, 2001, joining Walter Alston, Murray Cook and Tommy Lasorda in that year's class.
: 17 years (New York Yankees, 1989-90; St. Louis, 1991-91; Cincinnati, 1993- )
Overall, a 36-year veteran of the broadcasting business
Anchored the first-ever ESPN SportsCenter telecast on Sept. 7, 1979
Has presided over the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies since 1981.
: 22 years (Giants, 1979-86, 89-98; Yankees, 1987-88; and A's, 2004 - ), coming out of retirement to broadcast again in the Bay Area
A respected voice in radio broadcasting, spent 18 seasons with the Giants and two with the Yankees, retiring after the 1998 season
Was with the Giants from 1979-86 and 1989-98, spending the 1987 and '88 seasons in the Yankee broadcast booth
Also called Hawaii Islander games in the PCL prior to major league broadcast career.
: 11 years (1995 - ), all with the Rangers, as the analyst in the television booth
The Rangers' Vice President and General Manager from 1984-94 and has been with the Washington/Texas franchise for nearly 34 of his 35 years in professional baseball
Was the Senators' first round pick in the October, 1966 free agent draft
Played in the majors with the Senators, Rangers, Mets, and Cardinals from 1970-79
Joined the Rangers' front office as director of group sales in 1980, became assistant director of player development in 1981, and was promoted to director of player development after the 1982 season.
: 23 years (A's, 1981-84; Giants, 1987-88; White Sox, 1989-91; Rockies, 1993-02, Cardinals, 2003 - ), three with the Cardinals
.Teams with Mike Shannon in the radio booth on KMOX
Came from the Rockies where he was the lead announcer for all Rockies games since the beginning of the franchise in 1993
Named the 2000 Colorado Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and in 1998 was voted by the Rockies players as the Players Choice Denver Media Man of the Year
An original at ESPN in 1979 and was mike-side for the network's first-ever baseball telecasts.
: 16 years, all with the Indians
Called 57 postseason games for the Tribe from 1994-99 and 2001, including all six games from the 1995 World Series and all seven games from the 1997 World Series
Provides commentary for all 162 regular season games and 20 spring training contests on WTAM and the Indians Radio Network
Came to the Indians after spending three seasons as a broadcaster for the AAA Columbus Clippers, the top farm club of the New York Yankees
A three-time recipient of the Ohio Sportscaster of the Year Award (1997, 2000, 2001).
: 29 years overall (Red Sox, 1975-81; White Sox, 1982-85, 90 - ; Yankees, 1987-88), the last 16 with the White Sox
The 2000 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year
Finished fourth campaign with color man Darrin Jackson after teaming with Tom Paciorek for 10 seasons from 1990-99
The Hawk's exuberant "YES" call and colorful nicknames have become familiar to Sox fans
Worked in the broadcast booth for the Sox from 1982-85, leaving to become executive vice president for baseball operations
After serving as the club's general manager for one season, he resigned to resume his broadcasting career
In NY, teamed with Spencer Ross in 1987 and Bobby Murcer in 1988
Also served as a broadcaster on The Baseball Network in 1994-95
Played major league baseball for nine seasons, helping lead the Red Sox to the American League pennant in 1967
Appeared in 900 major-league games, batting .239 with 131 home runs and 421 RBI
Credited with bringing the batting glove to baseball, he played golf professionally for a time before entering broadcasting.
: 25 years (Yankees, 1978-80; Mets, 1984 - ), the last 22 with the Mets, currently as part of the Fox Sports New York/MSG cablecasting team
The host of "Halls of Fame," a nationally-syndicated monthly sports television show
Compiled a .250 lifetime average in 470 big league games in nine seasons.
: 29 years (Brewers, 1977-88; Cleveland, 1989 - ), the last 17 with the Indians
Has teamed with Tom Hamilton and Matt Underwood for seven years in the Indians radio booth and third season in the Fox Sports Net TV booth on a rotational basis with John Sanders and Rick Manning
.Handles both play-by-play and color analysis with WTAM and Fox Sports Net
Has spent the past 14 seasons providing analysis for Tribe games on WUAB-TV43 and Fox Sports Net
Prior to joining the Indians in 1989, he spent 12 seasons as a television announcer for the Milwaukee Brewers
Played 12 years in the majors with the Yankees, Pilots, Brewers and the Athletics. Represented Seattle in the 1969 All-Star Game and played on the 1972 World Championship Oakland Athletics team
The son of former Indians catcher, Jim Hegan, who played with the Tribe for 14 seasons.
: 25 years, all with the Blue Jays, as radio play-by-play man
Worked a partial schedule of games in 1981 while still sports director and sports talk show host at KWMS radio in Salt Lake City...Started broadcasting career in 1974 with play-by-play of Tacoma Twins Triple A baseball and also for the University of Puget Sound's varsity baseball, basketball and football teams...Moved to Salt Lake City in 1976 and did play-by-play of Salt Lake City Gulls Triple A baseball for three years... Switched to basketball and was the Assistant General Manager of the Utah Pros of the Western Basketball Association and Group Sales Manager for Utah Jazz of the NBA prior to joining KWMS radio in 1980.
: 21 years, all with the Cardinals
Made a smooth transition from one of St. Louis' best-loved athletes, the "Mad Hungarian" of the Cardinals' 1970s bullpen, to one of the town's favorite broadcasters
His commentary and sharp wit are a staple of Cardinals home and road telecasts on WB11 and Fox Sports Net
During a 13-year major league career in which he compiled 97 saves and earned Fireman of the Year honors in 1975, was already preparing himself for broadcasting by working as a sportscaster for a St. Louis TV station...Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
: 24 years (Twins, 1983; Brewers, 1984-95; Cubs, 1996 - ), the last 10 with the Cubs as WGN Radio play-by-play voice
has spent the last 15 seasons as a play-by-play voice for Marquette University's basketball team
Began his baseball play-by-play career in the minor leagues, calling action for the San Jose Missions (1978-1981) and for the Columbus Clippers (1982)
Worked in Minnesota in 1983 as the TV voice of the Twins
Named the Illinois Sportscaster of the Year in 1996 and 1999
Earned Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year Award honors three times (1990-1992).
: 20 years, the last nine (1997 - ) with the Orioles as a radio broadcaster for WBAL Radio
Overall has 26 years of diversified broadcasting experience that ranges from Major League Baseball to the NFL to the Olympic Games
Came to Baltimore from CBS Radio Sports, where he had been since 1982 and been a member of the network's "Game of the Week" announcing team since 1986
Broadcast the ALCS from 1990-93
In 1995-96 called the NLDS and in 1995 only, the NLCS
Also hosted "Inside Pitch," the CBS Radio Sunday Night Baseball pre-game show
The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named him the 2002 Maryland Sportscaster of the Year
Also received the prestigious Radio-TV Media Excellence Award from the New Jersey Sportswriters Association in 1998.
: 24 years (Expos, 1982-86; Yankees, 1987-89; Blue Jays, 1990-96; Marlins, 1997-), the last nine with the Marlins as a television analyst...Worked as the color analyst for the 2000 National League Championship Series and World Series for Major League Baseball International
Spent seven seasons as a color commentator with the Toronto Blue Jays and did weekly telecasts for ESPN
Teamed with Marlins radio broadcaster Dave Van Horne in Montreal
Major League playing career spanned twelve years, playing first base for the Dodgers, Phillies, Blue Jays and Expos.
: 11 years (Angels, 1995-2001; Tigers, 2002-), the last four with the Tigers as Fox Sports Net's play-by-play announcer
Before joining the Fox Sports Net broadcast team, Impemba spent the previous seven seasons as the radio voice of the Anaheim Angels...also served as a fill-in TV play-by-play announcer for the Angels during his final three years in Anaheim
Prior to joining the Angels in 1995, spent four seasons (1991-94) calling games for the Tucson Toros of the Pacific Coast League
Was the voice of the Quad City Angels Single A team in Davenport, IA from 1989-90...spent 1987-88 in Peoria, IL, where he announced games for the Single A Peoria Chiefs.
: 19 years (Yankees, 1986, 1995 - ; Braves, 1987; Twins, 1988-93), 11 with the Yankees, including the last 11 as a television analyst for the YES Network and WCBS-TV
In 1995 was nominated for the New York Emmy award in the "On Camera Achievement" category
In 1996, and 1998 respectively, was on the team that won New York Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Live Sports Coverage-Single Program" for coverage of Dwight Gooden's no hitter and David Wells' perfect game
In 1998, MSG's Yankee telecasts also won the New York Emmy for "Outstanding Live Sports Coverage Series-Professional"
Also provided pre-game insights on telecasts
In 1995 also called ALDS for the Baseball Network and ABC Sports
Previously spent one year as the chief analyst on ESPN's "Baseball Tonight"
Served as the primary analyst for CBS Sports from 1989-93
.Began baseball broadcasting career as an analyst working for the Home Team Sports Network, covering minor league games before resuming his playing career for two more seasons
In 1984-85 was the chief correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America," and covered the World Series...In 1988 covered Olympic baseball on NBC and handled spring training feature sports, the college World Series and the Major League Playoffs and World Series for ESPN
Reached the big leagues in 1959 with the Senators and went on the play for the Twins, White Sox, Phillies, Yankees and the Cardinals
.A member of six divisional champions, two pennant winners and the 1982 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
: 14 years, all with the Yankees
Play by Play Announcer for the YES Network and WCBS-TV
Additionally, host of YES' CenterStage, an interview show with the superstars of sports and entertainment
Worked as Yankees analyst on WABC Radio from 1992-2001, teaming with John Sterling
.Worked as a reporter from 1989-2001 with the MSG Network
Covered the Yankees for the New York Post (1987-88) and the New York Daily News (1989-1992) prior to his radio work
A winner for "Best Sports Reporter" at the 2000 New York Metro Achievement in Radio Awards
Given the Dick Young award for Excellence in Sports Medias by the New York Pro Baseball Scouts in 1995
Part of the Yankees/MSG Production team that was nominated for New York Emmy Awards for six consecutive years
In 1996 and 1997 was a member of the MSG team that won New York Emmys for "Outstanding Live Sports Coverage-Single Program" for Dwight Gooden's no-hitter and "The Battle for New York: Yankees vs. Mets."
: 45 years (White Sox, 1961; Mets, 1962 - ), the last 44 with the Mets
Has broadcast for them since their inception in 1962
In 2002, Shea Stadium's TV Broadcasting booth was named in his honor
Has won three Emmy Awards for broadcasting
Joined the newborn Mets in 1962 after a storied 10-year playing career that earned him election to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975
After his retirement, Kiner was the General Manager of the Pacific Coast League's San Diego Padres and he also did announcing for the Chicago White Sox with Ford Frick Award winner Bob Elson before joining the Mets
Was elected to the Mets Hall of Fame and the State of Pennsylvania's Hall of Fame
In 1990 received the William Slocum Award for Long and Meritorious Service at the New York Baseball Writers Dinner
His uniform number 4 was retired in the summer of 1987 in ceremonies at Pittsburgh.
: 13 years (1993 - ), all with the Rockies as a radio announcer
Moved from California to Colorado and KOA Radio to broadcast the Denver Bears' Triple A games in 1981
Before joining the Rockies' broadcast team he was the voice of the NBA's Denver Nuggets for 11 seasons.
: 14 years (White Sox, 1992-95; A's, 1996 - ), the last 10 with Oakland
Teams with Bill King and Ray Fosse to handle radio duties, also handling assignments for a handful of television games on FOX Sports Net and KICU
Prior to joining the A's, served as a member of the Chicago White Sox broadcasting crew for four seasons, handling mostly weekend games
During the same period was the top play-by-play voice for the Las Vegas Stars of the Pacific Coast League, a position he held for three seasons
In addition to his baseball work has 21 years of experience broadcasting college basketball and 15 years of college football experience
The National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association named him the 2001 Nevada Sportscaster of the Year
Began his broadcasting career in 1984 when he took over the play-by-play duties for the Redwood Pioneers of the California League. He also worked as the voice for the Phoenix Firebirds of the Pacific Coast League from 1986-87.
: 15 years, all with the Giants, in the television booth, and the last 11 on the radio side too
A two-time Emmy award winner
A fan-favorite, spent 14 seasons in the majors with the Cubs, Phillies and Giants
Provides play-by-play and color commentary for the popular EA Sports video game "MVP Baseball 2003," along with broadcast partner, Duane Kuiper
A 20-game winner for the Giants in 1986, retired after the 1989 season with a 124-117 career record.
: 19 years (Giants, 1987-92, 94 - ; Rockies, 1993), 18 with the Giants including the last 12, currently, in the FOX Sports Net and KNBR Radio broadcast booths
Received the first Bay Area Emmy award of his distinguished broadcasting career in the category of "On Camera Sports" in 1999, and won the prestigious award a second time in 2001
Along with his broadcast partner Mike Krukow, provides play-by-play and color commentary for the EA Sports video game "MVP Baseball 2003"
Spent 11 seasons in the majors as an infielder, the last four years with the Giants, following seven with the Cleveland Indians
After retiring in 1985 provided commentary on Giants radio broadcasts through the end of that season.
: 11 years (1995 - ), the last seven in the Royals radio booth
First four seasons were with the Twins (1995-98), after being hired at the age of 24, one year after graduating from college
Worked both television and radio for the Twins and broadcast University of Minnesota football, hockey and volleyball
Was drafted in the 27th round of the 1993 June Free Agent Draft by the Cleveland Indians and played one season in the New York-Penn League
The son of former big league player and manager Jim Lefebvre.
: 26 years, all with the Padres
Has worked the last 24 year years alongside Jerry Coleman in the broadcast booth
Previous play-by-play credits include the National Football League's San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles, the National Basketball Association's San Diego State University Aztecs football and basketball
In addition to his play-by-play, Leitner also served as sports director for KFMB-TV and hosted a popular morning talk show on KFMB Radio.
: 11 years (Orioles, 1995-96; Cubs, 1997; Tigers, 1998-2001) the last four with the Rangers as the television play-by-play announcer
Lewin will continue to work national games for the Fox Saturday Baseball Game of the Week
.Prior to Texas called Tigers games on Fox Sports Net Detroit from 1998-2001
Previously was a member of the Chicago Cubs WGN-TV broadcast team in 1997 and did radio games for the Baltimore Orioles in 1995 and 1996
Has been a part of Fox Saturday national baseball coverage since 1996 and announced games for Fox Sports Net's Baseball Thursday package from 1998-2001
Broadcast both ALDS and NLDS playoff games for Fox in 2001 and 2002, and in 2003, was a dugout reporter during the ALDS and NLCS.
: 14 years (Tigers, 1980; Orioles, 1993 - ), the last 13 as radio voice of the Orioles
From 1981-92 the award-winning sportscaster did 22 sports shows every weekend on more than 500 stations for the ABC Radio Information Network
Worked for ABC Radio for 15 years, hosting weekend sports programs, along with a number of other assignments for the network
His baseball experience also included a stint with the Detroit Tigers on cable television in 1980
Resume includes the NBA Finals and All-Star Games (1985-91), among others
In 1996 was inducted to the Patterson High School Hall of Fame.
: 16 years, all with Cleveland
Color commentator for Fox Sports Net who rotates with John Sanders and Mike Hegan in a two-person booth to broadcast 150 regular season and four spring training games
Began his professional baseball career with the Cleveland Indians as the #1 selection in the 1972 June Draft
The first 8 ½ years of his 13-year major league career were spent in Cleveland (1975-83)
Concluded his career with the Milwaukee Brewers (1983-87).
: 19 years (Toronto, 1987-91; ESPN, 1992-2002), the last three with the Orioles as a television analyst
Also in 2005 has teamed with Mark Patrick and Larry Bowa to co-host "MLB This Morning," a news-magazine style baseball show that airs weekday mornings on XM Satellite Radio
First broadcasting job came in 1982, when he covered the ALCS, the World Series and the All-Star Game for the Telemedia Radio Network..Television broadcast career began in 1987 as a color commentator for the Toronto Blue Jays on The Sports Network
Began working with ESPN radio and television in 1992, a position he held through the 2002 season. In 1995, Martinez was awarded a Sports EMMY Award for his work on ESPN's coverage of Cal Ripken's 2,131st consecutive game
Signed in 1967 by the Phillies and spent 23 years as a catcher in professional baseball with the Royals, Brewers and Blue Jays organization...Also served as manager for Toronto in 2001 and part of the 2002 season.
: 37 years, all with Kansas City
The "Voice of the Royals" has accomplished the rare feat of broadcasting exclusively for the same team, without interruption, in 5 different decades
Chosen from more than 300 applicants for the number two announcer position alongside Bud Blattner prior to the Royals initial season in 1969, before taking over the number 1 job following the 1975 season
Teamed with Fred White on the Royals Radio Network from 1974-98 before Ryan Lefebvre joined him in the booth in 1999
The veteran broadcaster has also lent his play-by-play skills to the CBS Radio Network during portions of the regular season and during the 1982 and 1985 World Series.
: 23 years, the last 10 (1996 - ) with FOX
Club experience with the Mets (1983-98), Yankees (1999-2001) and the Giants (2002), and, network experience with ABC (1984-89, '94), CBS (1990-93) and the Baseball Network (1994-95)
FOX's lead analyst, teaming with Joe Buck
Won three straight Emmys (2000-02) and has received 12 nominations as a network analyst
the only network baseball analyst to broadcast the last 14 regular and postseasons
Covered the '86 and '88 All-Star Games
Broke in as a broadcaster with the Phillies (1980-82), sharing booth space with Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn
Teamed with Jack Buck (1990-91) and the Sean McDonough (1992-93) for CBS
Played in 21 major league seasons (1959-80) and is one of seven modern-day players to play in four decades
Played in two All-Star games and won two World Series with the Cardinals.
: 29 years (A's, 1974; Rangers, 1978-79; Red Sox, 1980-82; Orioles, 1983-96; Giants, 1997 - ), the last eight with San Francisco on radio and television
An award-winning broadcast veteran, is also the play-by-play commentator of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball telecasts
Broadcasting career began at the age of 22 when he teamed with Monte Moore on the Oakland A's radio and television network
After a four-year stint at NBC-TV from 1986-89 where he announced an occasional Game of the Week with either Tony Kubek or Joe Garagiola, Miller matriculated to ESPN. During his 14-year tenure at ESPN, he has been nominated six times for an "ACE" award, emblematic of cable television excellence, and won the award in 1991 and 1996 for his play-by-play work
Nominated twice for a national Emmy Award in 1995 and 1996, Miller has broadcast the World Series on ESPN Radio the past six years
Also announced the Soccer Game of the Week for nationally-syndicated TVS from 1977-78. His first network exposure came in 1976 when he was selected by CBS-TV to broadcast the North American Soccer Championship Game
Broadcast NHL hockey for the California Golden Seals during the 1972-73 season, University of San Francisco basketball (1976-80), the Golden State Warriors (part-time, 1979-82) and the original San Jose Earthquakes. He also called play-by-play for the Washington Diplomats of the North American Soccer League (1975-77).
: 21 years (Padres, 1989-92; Dodgers, 1985-88, '93 - ), 17 with the Dodgers including the last 13
Began broadcasting career by calling play-by-play and hosting the pregame show for Dodger games
Nominated for an Emmy as host of the Dodgers' pregame show on KTTV's "Dodger Central" in 1988
Also a color commentator for CBS-TV at the College World Series championship game in 1988...A star at Arizona State University, led the Sun Devils to the 1965 College World Series Championship and earned All-America and College Player of the Year honors
19 seasons as a major league outfielder with Kansas City/Oakland, the Cubs and the Dodgers
Compiled a .264 career batting average with 241 home runs...In 1995 received the William A. Shea Distinguished Little League Graduate Award, which is given to a Major League Baseball player or individual who best exemplifies the spirit of the Little League Baseball program.
: 20 years, mostly as a network analyst
Analyst for ESPN's weekly Sunday Night Baseball telecasts
Also works select Wednesday and holiday games for the network, as well as the Home Run Derby
Since 1998, he has provided analysis for ESPN Radio during its World Series broadcasts
Worked Division Series games for ESPN from 1996-2000
In 2002 provided analysis on ESPN-produced Division Series telecasts on ABC Family
Won a Sports Emmy for his work in 1997
Provided analysis for NBC from 1994 to 2000, including The Baseball Network
Previously worked Oakland Athletics' home games on Sports Channel (1995) and San Francisco Giants' games (1986-94)
From 1985-88, he worked as a college baseball analyst for ESPN
Began broadcasting career in 1985 covering Cincinnati Reds games for WLWT-TV, the local NBC affiliate. He also worked as a baseball analyst on NBC's national telecasts. Morgan served as an analyst on select ABC Monday Night Baseball telecasts and as an analyst for the 1988 League Championship Series on ABC
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1990.
: 22 years, all with the Yankees
Was in the radio booth as color analyst from 1983-85, and has been on television as a color commentator since 1987, serving as assistant general manager for the Yankees in 1986
Currently the pre and post-game host on the YES Network
Over a 17-year career hit .277 with 252 HR and 1,043 RBI
Appeared in one World Series and five All-Star games
One of the most popular Yankees when he played and now.
: 27 years, all with Texas, the last 11 as the lead voice for the Rangers' radio broadcasts
His tenure is longer than any announcer in the history of the franchise
Worked on television and radio from 1979-81, then teamed with Mark Holtz for the next 13 years on radio while also doing televised games in 1984
A two-time selection (1999 and 2001) as Texas Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association
Taught himself to speak fluent Spanish and has called several games in Spanish during his frequent off-season visits to Latin America
.Has also been the play-by-play announcer for the Dallas Black Hawks of the Central Hockey League and the Dallas Diamonds of the Women's Professional Basketball League
For the last 19 years, he has done "A Page From Baseball's Past" radio features that run on the Rangers' radio network
Elected to the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.
: 37 years (Angels, 1969-76; Mariners, 1977 - ), the last 29 with the Mariners, since the club's inception
Has missed only 66 of the club's 4000-plus games
.Began career working for the Armed Forces radio and TV service, calling the action of Dodgers games before moving to New York to handle Yankees baseball
From 1969-76, he teamed with Dick Enberg and Don Drysdale to call the action for the California Angels Elected Sportscaster of the Year for the state of Washington in 1995 and 1996 by his contemporaries in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association
Threw out the Ceremonial First Pitch for the Inaugural Game at SAFECO Field (July 15, 1999)
Named one of Seattle Times' Top 10 Most Influential People of the Century and named the Entertainer of the Century by a local radio station
In 1997 was honored by the Washington State House of Representatives for his "contributions to the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest." His expressions like "My Oh My" and "It will fly away" (for home runs) have become familiar throughout the Northwest
In 2000 was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame, joining Alvin Davis as the only two members of the club's Hall of Fame.
: 39 years, all with the Reds
Has teamed with 2000 Frick Winner Marty Brennaman for the last 32 seasons
Has been with the Reds for 53 years
Pitched in the majors for 16 years (1944, 1952-'66), including all or parts of 15 seasons with the Reds
At 15 years old on June 10, 1944, became the youngest player in modern day history to appear in a major league game, a record that still stands.
: 16 years (Braves, 1990-91; Marlins, 1993-2001; ESPN, '01 - ; Mets, '03 - ), the last three with the Mets as a television play-by-play announcer
Last four years has also handled ESPN games
Handled Florida Marlins telecasts on television and radio from 1993-2001...Started in the radio booth with the Marlins during their inaugural season...Joined the television broadcasts in 1997
Served as ESPN's play-by-play announcer for MLB's All-Star Tour of Japan in 2000
From 1990-91 announced games for the Atlanta Braves for WSB radio
Announced two World Series
Honored with an Achievements in Radio Award for Best Sports Play-by-Play in 1998 for his call of Mark McGwire's 59th home run
Two-time winner of the Georgia Associated Press Best Sports Play-by-Play honor (1988 and 1991).
: 19 years (Padres, 1987-90, '92 - ; Giants, 1991), the last 14 in San Diego as the Spanish voice of the Padres on radio and television
The Tijuana native's credentials include a stint calling Padres road games from 1987-90, a season as the voice of the San Francisco Giants in 1991, four years as play-by-play man for the Tijuana Potros of the Mexican Pacific League and the last 12 seasons as the lead play-by-play voice of the Padres
Since 1993 has broadcast the playoffs and World Series for CBS Radio's Hispanic Network and Cadena Latina, teaming with Ford Frick winners Jaime Jarrin and Felo Ramirez
In 2000, 2001 and 2002 he was chosen to broadcast the All-Star Game, bringing the action to millions of fans across Latin America
.Since 1998 has handled the play-by-play for the worldwide telecast of the Caribbean World Series
Named Sports Ambassador of Tijuana by Major Jose Guadalupe Osuna Milam in November of 1998, and was honored at 1997 Sportscaster of the Year by the Sportswriters Association of Tijuana.
: 18 years overall (White Sox, 1988-99; Tigers, 2000; Braves, 2001 - ), the last five with the Braves TV
serves as Fox Sports Net South's analyst for its Braves telecast package
Spent the previous 12 years as an analyst for Chicago White Sox telecasts on FSN and WGN
In 15-plus seasons as a player, suited up with the Dodgers, Braves, Mariners, White Sox, Mets and Rangers
Posted a lifetime batting average of .282 with 86 home runs and 503 RBI in 1,392 games
.His first broadcasting experience came in 1984 with the White Sox and again in 1987 with the Rangers, both occurring when he was on the disabled list.
: 13 years (1993 - ), all in the Orioles TV booth
The greatest pitcher in Orioles history, won 268 games in a 19-year career, all of it with Baltimore
Won three Cy Young Awards and his 2.86 ERA is fourth on the all-time list among pitchers with 3,000 or more innings pitched
Won 20 games in a season eight times
A six-time All-Star and was the AL's starting pitcher four times
Elected to Cooperstown in 1990.
: 16 years (1990 - ), joining the Giants in 2004 after spending 13 years across the Bay as the television voice of the Athletics
Also handles radio play-by-play duties for the Oakland Raiders and college basketball play-by-play for FOX Sports Net
A familiar voice in the Bay Area since 1986 when he took over radio play-by-play chores with the Golden State Warriors, a position he held through the 1997 season
Following his stint with the Warriors, he served as the television play-by-play voice for the San Antonio Spurs for three seasons (1997-2000).
: 23 years (Reds, 1983-87; Giants, 1987-88; ESPN, 1989-95; Padres, 1995; Angels, 1996 - ), the last 10 as the television play-by-play voice of Angels baseball on FOX Sports Net and KCAL 9
Began major league play-by-play announcing career in 1983, broadcasting Cincinnati Bengals football and Cincinnati Reds baseball games until 1987
Served as the San Francisco Giants announcer from 1987-88, followed by work for ESPN (1989-95), announcing Major League Baseball, college basketball, baseball and Big Ten football
In 1995 announced San Diego Padres games and PAC-10 football games for FOX Sports West
Other experience includes, among other assignments, radio play-by-play for the NBA's Golden State Warriors (1989-90), television play-by-play for Warriors games (1990-91) and the Vancouver Grizzlies during their inaugural season (1995-96) in the NBA.
: 21 seasons (A's 1981-90; Giants, 1995 - ; Mariners, 2003 - ), the last 11 with the Giants as Spanish play-by-play voice
Also broadcast all 81 Mariners home games in 2003, giving him the rare distinction of broadcasting both American League and National League games in one season
From 1985-87 covered the League Championship Series and World Series for CBS Spanish Radio Network
Broadcast the 1998-2000, and 2002 World Series for the ESPN/Cadena Latino Radio Network which is carried on more than 300 radio stations in the United States and Latin America
.In 2001-02, called the Caribbean World Series in English for FOX Sports
Handled the play-by-play chores for all Golden State Warriors games for seven years
Born in Cuba and moved to Florida in 1961, attending the University of Miami and broadcasting on Miami's WFAB Radio
A multi-sport broadcaster, he has covered the World Series, the Super Bowl, boxing, basketball and soccer for Spanish radio.
: 12 years (Twins, 1993-94; Brewers, 1996-), the last 10 on the Brewers radio network
Named the 1998 Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year and is a three-time Sportscaster of the Year in South Carolina
was a play-by-play announcer in the minor leagues with the Charlotte Knights and Columbia Mets
Also worked for CBS radio on college football.
: 13 years, all with Detroit, and seventh on the Tigers Radio Network
Originally joined Frank Beckmann on the Tigers radio broadcasts in June 1998, replacing Lary Sorensen...Had spent the first part of that season as a feature reporter on FOX Sports Net's pre-game and "Tigers Weekly" programs
Began his Tigers broadcasting career on PASS cable telecasts in 1993, serving as color commentator...Broadcast Tigers games on cable for five seasons
A member of the Tigers 1968 World Series champions
Played five major league seasons, all with the Tigers...Other broadcast credits include work as play-by-play man on Chicago White Sox cable telecasts, color commentary for ESPN college baseball and anchoring weekend sports on Detroit's WJBK-TV.
18 years, all with the Red Sox providing television color commentary
Served as a commentator for the national Game of the Week with the FOX network
Played 10 seasons in the majors with the Angels and Red Sox and batted .278.
: 23 years (Mariners, 1983-91, '95 - ; Tigers, 1992-94), including three stints covering 20 seasons with the Mariners
Teamed with Dave Niehaus on radio and television for the Mariners from 1983-91
From 1992-94, he teamed with Bob Rathbun to call the action for the Tigers on WJR in Detroit
In 1993, he also worked with the legendary Ernie Harwell
From 1975-80 handled baseball play-by-play duties at the double-A level for Alexandria, Amarillo and Memphis
Became the sports director at WBNS radio in Columbus, OH in 1981 where he called Ohio State football and triple-A baseball for two seasons
Named the Ohio "Sportscaster of the Year" in 1981 by the Ohio Sportscasters Association
In 2000 was named Chicago-area sportscaster of the year by the Chicago Pitch and Hit Club.
: 22 years (A's, 1980; Twins, 1984, 1988-92; Giants, 1993-2001; Mets, 2002 - ), the last four with the Mets as a radio and television play-by-play announcer
From 1993-2001 was one of the play-by-play voices for the San Francisco Giants
Worked as the voice of the Minnesota Twins in 1984 and again from 1988-1992, and called games for the Oakland Athletics in 1980
The play-by-play announcer for NBC's Baseball Game of the Week from 1986-89
Covered the United States Gold Medal Baseball team for NBC at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
: 17 years, all with the White Sox, the last 16 handling play-by-play duties on radio
Has teamed with Ed Farmer on the White Sox Radio Network for the last 12 seasons
Spent the 1988 season, his first with the Sox, in the television booth
A nationally recognized broadcaster, his major league baseball assignments have included the division series (1995-97, 2002), league championship series (1987-97), All-Star games (1990-97), World Series (1987-97) and the FOX Saturday afternoon "Game of the Week" (1996-98)
Began his baseball broadcasting career at the Class AAA level, spending the 1981-82 seasons with the Oklahoma 89ers and the 1983-84 campaigns with the Louisville Redbirds
He also broadcast the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, including the Final Four (1984-2002)
The first recipient of the Bill Teegins Award, presented in memory of the Oklahoma State broadcaster who lost his life in a tragic plane crash on 1/27/01
Handled play-by-play on CBS Radio's NFL Game of the Week (1992-97).
FRANCISCO ERNSTO RUIZ
: 13 seasons, all in Houston as the play-by-play and color commentator for the Astros Spanish radio broadcasts
A 28-year veteran of the broadcasting industry, spent four years with KXMG-FM as play-by-play announcer for Hispanic broadcasts of the Tucson Toros
.Served as news director for radio stations KXEW and KOHT in Tucson and was a disc jockey from 1972-81 on XETM in Naco Sonora, Mexico.
: 25 years (Pirates 1981-90; Indians 1991 - ), the last 15 with Cleveland
The play-by-play voice of the Indians on television
Rotates with Rick Manning and Mike Hegan in a two-person booth to broadcast 150 games and four spring training games in 2003 on Fox Sports Net
Came to Cleveland in 1991 after spending nine seasons as the play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Sanders, a Kansas native, worked at WIBW-TV in Topeka, and KMBC-TV in Kansas City before moving to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh.
: 16 years, all with the Cubs, as a WGN Radio color commentator
Played for the Cubs from 1960-73 and with the White Sox in 1974
Won five Rawlings Gold Glove awards during his 15-year major league career
A nine-time National League All-Star selection, batting .277 during his career with 342 home runs and 1,331 RBI
A member of the inaugural Cubs Walk of Fame Class of 1992 and was selected to the club's all-century team in 1999
A member of the board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
His 24th annual Ron Santo Walk for the Cure walk-a-thon raised over $4.2 million for diabetes research in 2002
Over $54 million has been raised since he began his involvement with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
: 11 years (1995 - ), all with the Brewers as the team's television color commentator
Began broadcasting in 1998 on WTMJ Radio
Spent eight seasons in the majors with the Brewers and Angels
Caught Juan Nieves' no-hitter in 1987.
: 19 years (ABC & NBC, 1978-84; Yankees, 1989-93; Mets, 1999-), the last seven with the Mets as a color analyst on television
Prior, was in the Yankees television booth and worked for NBC and ABC on post-season coverage from 1978-84
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1992
Won 311 games and three Cy Young awards during his 20-year career.
: 34 years, all with the Cardinals
The Cardinals radio announcer in KMOX, was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his popularity and performance on the air and, as a player, on the field
Broke into the big leagues with the Cardinals in 1962 and went on to star for the Redbirds' World Series championship teams in 1964 and 1967, and their NL pennant winner in 1968
Joined the Cardinals' front office in 1971 as assistant director of promotions and sales.
: 11 years (Blue Jays, 1995-2001; ESPN, 1995 - ), the last four as the lead play-by-play commentator on Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN Radio
Handled play-by-play of the Toronto Blue Jays on The Sports Network (TSN), Canada's national sports network for seven years
Joined ESPN in 1995 as a play-by-play commentator for baseball and college basketball
Has called post-season games for the network since 1998
has also called professional hockey and basketball games for TSN.
: 19 years (Mariners, 1987-91; Braves, 1992 - ), the last 14 with Atlanta
Served as an analyst for the Seattle Mariners telecasts from 1987-91
Earned the prestigious Georgia Sportscaster of the Year for the first time in his career in 1996
An All-American outfielder/first baseman at the University of Oklahoma, Simpson went on to play professionally for 11 seasons
He began his career in 1973 as a third round draft pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers
After several brief stints with the parent club, Simpson joined the Seattle Mariners prior to the start of the 1979 season
Remained with the Mariners until the 1983 season, when he finished his Major League career with the Kansas City Royals.
: 21 years (Expos, 1985-96; Yankees, 1997 - ), the last nine in New York as an analyst on the YES Network...In 1998, he was part of MSG's production team that won four New York Emmys for its Yankees coverage
Joined MSG Network in 1997 from The Sports Network (TSN), where he served as an analyst for the Montreal Expos (1985-96). From 1991-96, he also called play by play and served as analyst for CIQC Radio, the Expos' flagship radio network
In 1996 and 1997, he was named by FOX Sports as a lead analyst for Saturday afternoon baseball broadcasts
In 1997 and 1998, he worked as an analyst for MLB International
Spent 15 seasons in the major leagues with Montreal and Baltimore
Ranks in the Orioles' top 10 All-Time in most offensive categories, including HR, RBI and batting average
A three-time All-Star with a 1983 World Championship ring.
: 18 years, all with the Royals as the analyst on the Royals Television Network
The all-time winningest pitcher in club history has worked in broadcasting since retiring in 1984
Compiled a 166-143 record with a 3.81 ERA in 429 games during his 15-year playing career
In addition to recording the most wins in Royals history, the left-hander also owns the club record for starts and innings pitched
Became Kansas City's first 20-game winner in 1973 and was inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame in 1987
Also serves as an analyst for the Big 12 Conference and works locally on the telecast of Kansas State University and UMKC.
: 29 years (Astros, 1977-84; Cubs, 1985-89; Yankees, 1990-94; ESPN, 1995-97; Devil Rays, 1998 - ), the last eight in Tampa Bay
Anchors the Emmy-Award winning telecast for the Devil Rays
Before joining the Rays spent three years calling play-by-play for ESPN in a variety of sports, including Major League Baseball and NCAA baseball, basketball and football
Began his major league play-by-play career as the radio and TV voice of the Astros from 1977-84, then called radio and TV action for the Cubs from 1985-89
Was the lead play-by-play announcer for the Yankees and also spent the 1994-95 seasons calling action for The Baseball Network (ABC/NBC)
Began his career as a sports reporter for WSIE Radio while a student at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and began his baseball career as the radio voice of the Oklahoma City 89ers (1973-74).
: 10 years consecutive years, with the Dodgers (2005 - ); Yankees (2002-04); and ESPN (14 years)
Prior to joining the Dodgers, spent three seasons on New York Yankee broadcasts for WCBS Radio and the YES network
.With ESPN, the Emmy-award winning broadcaster served as a SportsCenter anchor, baseball and football commentator, and baseball and boxing reporter
Broadcast baseball on ESPN radio and was a frequent play-by-play commentator for ESPN Major League Baseball broadcasts
Began broadcasting career in 1969 at WIRL Radio in Peoria, Illinois as a newscaster
.Won the UPI Best Radio Sportscaster award for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in 1981, 1983 and 1985, and the New York State Broadcasters Award for best radio play-by-play in 1983, '84 and '87 before joining ESPN.
: 23 years (Braves, 1982-87; Yankees, 1989 - ), the last 17 as the radio play-by-play man with the Yankees
Has called every game over the last 17 seasons, not missing one
Joined the Yankees broadcast team in 1989 from Atlanta's TBS and WSB Radio, where he called Hawks basketball (1981-89) and Braves games (1982-87)
Called Net (1975-80) and Islanders (1975-78) games, prior
Serves as host of the YES Network's acclaimed "Yankeeography" series
His call of a Jason Giambi home run on CBS radio in 2002 was voted the "best baseball call" of the year in a poll conducted by MLB.com
Has also been honored by the New Jersey Sportswriters Association with its Radio-TV excellence award (1999), and was the winner of the 2001 Whitney Radio Jimmy Cannon Award.
: Joined ESPN in 2005 after 20 seasons as a Cubs television broadcaster (1983-2000, 2003-04)
Did nor broadcast in 2001-02
Spent 15 years in the booth alongside Harry Caray before being paired with Chip Caray for the 1998-2000 seasons
A member of ABC's "Monday Night Baseball" telecasts that season before joining WGN-TV in 1983
The 1980 American League Cy Young Award winner
Pitched in the majors from 1971-81 for San Francisco, the White Sox, the Cubs and Baltimore
Had a career record of 107-93 with a 3.96 ERA in 320 games
Was traded to the Cubs with pitchers Ken Frailing and Jim Kremmel and catcher Steve Swisher from the White Sox in December 1973 for third baseman Ron Santo.
: 17 years, all as a voice of the Braves
His previous broadcast experience includes pre- and post-game analysis for NBC's coverage of the 1987 League Championship Series and a stint as a sportscaster for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1998
A four-time National League All-Star and one of Major League Baseball's all-time winningest pitchers
A 23-year veteran of the major leagues, is one of only 22 pitchers in history to win 300 games (324)
Pitched for the Dodgers, Astros, Brewers, Athletics and Angels between 1966 and 1988.
: 10 years, all with the Astros on the team's Spanish Radio Network
A native of Monterrey, Mexico, spent 13 seasons in the majors, primarily as a catcher.
: 18 years (Astros, 1985-86; Expos, 1989-90; Red Sox, 1993 - ), the last 13 as Joe Castiglione's radio partner in Boston
Broadcast CBS Radio Game of the Week, 1991
A graduate of St. Louis University where he began his broadcasting career as a disc jockey on the college radio station. Since then has covered boxing events, the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association (1974), the Houston Rockets (1978-80), Southwest Conference Football (1978-88) and the NFL Houston Oilers (1980-89).
DAVE VAN HORNE
: 37 years (Expos, 1968-2000; Marlins, 2001 - ), the last five as the lead play-by-play radio announcer in Florida
The English radio and television voice of the Montreal Expos for 33 seasons
His broadcasting tenure with the Expos was the sixth longest in the NL, behind Vin Scully (Dodgers), Bob Murphy (Mets), Ralph Kiner (Mets), Jack Buck (Cardinals) and Joe Nuxhall (Reds)
Has broadcast eight no-hitters, including two perfect games
.Called Expos games on Canadian radio and television as well as The Baseball Network on NBC and ABC. He partnered in the booth with the likes of Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Ken Singleton, Buck Martinez and Tommy Hutton, among others
Has broadcast three World Series and National League Championship Series for a Canadian network
Began his career in Virginia while a college student and spent 10 years there broadcasting football, basketball and baseball (the IL's Richmond Braves) before joining the Expos in their inaugural season in 1969
.Was twice selected the Virginia Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association
The recipient of the 1996 Jack Graney Award, given by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, for contributions to the game through broadcasting
Big broadcasting moments: the Expos inaugural game (4/8/69), Willie Mays' 3,000th hit, Nolan Ryan passing Walter Johnson in strikeouts, Steve Carlton striking out his 4,000th batter, and Pete Rose's 3,000th and 4,000th hits.
PETE VAN WIEREN
: 30 years, all with the Braves
.Earned the prestigious Georgia Sportscaster of the Year Award nine times, the first coming in 1980
Received the 1998 Ivan Allen, Jr. "Mr. Baseball" award, presented to "the person who has contributed significantly to the promotion of baseball in the Atlanta area" by the Braves 400 Club
Began his Major League broadcasting career with the Braves in 1976 after working as the play-by-play man for the Tidewater Tides of the International League for two years.
: 12 years, all with the Pirates
Spent 14 seasons in a big league uniform, 10 with Pittsburgh
.Compiled a 105-81 lifetime record
.Made his big-league debut with the Phillies in 1980 and was the starting pitcher in Game One of the World Series that October against Kansas City
Was with the Braves from 1982-84.
: 13 years, all with the Reds as their TV analyst
Spent five years pitching in the major league for the Padres, Expos, Rangers and Reds
Compiled a 21-31 record
A graduate of Cincinnati's St. Xavier High School and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida
A featured speaker at several national baseball forums, and writes and publishes baseball articles.
: 26 years, all with the Phillies
Joined the Phillies in 1971 as Assistant Director of Publicity and Public Relations
While a member of that department, he was added to the broadcast team in 1977 and has been on the air since
Graduated from Penn State in 1967 with a BA degree in Journalism and Broadcasting
In 1982, he was named Director of the Phillies' new Community Relations department and in 1991 he became the department's Director of the Speakers Bureau, a position he held through 1997.
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: 35 years, all with the Phillies (1963-97), and retired
"Whitey" was a beloved figure in Philadelphia, where he both played and broadcast for almost 50 years
A center fielder, he played 12 season with the Phillies (1948-59) before finishing his career with two seasons as a Cub and one as a Met
Two-time batting champion and key member of the 1950 Philadelphia "Whiz Kids" World Series team
Was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995
Retired after the 1962 season and joined Byrum Saam and Bill Campbell in the Phillies' broadcasting booth the following year where he remained a Philadelphia fixture for the next three and a half decades
Over the years he would share the Phillies broadcast booth with previous Ford C. Frick Award winners Saam (from 1963-75) and Harry Kalas (from 1971-97)
Awarded Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year in 1991
Ashburn's 35-year broadcasting career ended when he passed away on Sept. 9, 1997.
: 26 seasons and retired
Liberty Game of the Day (1949-51), St. Louis Browns (1950-53), Mutual Game of the Day (1952-54), ABC Game of the Week (1953-54), CBS Game (1955-59), St. Louis Cardinals (1960-61), Los Angeles Angels (1962-65), California Angels (1966-68), Kansas City Royals (1969-75), NBC (1964, 1969)
As a player for St. Louis Browns, Blattner made some off-season income writing for local television shows in St. Louis
After his career, it was obvious to the Browns that his media experience would make him a great addition to radio station KWK's baseball coverage
Buddy worked the final seasons for the Browns and worked the early years for two expansion franchises, the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles/California Angels
He broadcast the famous at-bat by Eddie Gaedel in 1951 as orchestrated by Bill Veeck
Became widely known as the broadcast partner for Dizzy Dean on ABC and CBS national television broadcasts from 1953-59.
: 33 years, all with Chicago Cubs (1958-90) and retired
A Hall of Fame shortstop, Boudreau slipped comfortably into the booth in 1958 and remained there until 1990
He first joined the Cubs on WGN as a color sidekick for Jack Quinlan in 1958
Boudreau left broadcasting briefly in 1960 for a stint as the Cubs manager
He worked with the legendary Harry Caray, who called Lou his "cup of tea"
Also worked with Ford Frick Award winner Milo Hamilton
Won the American League MVP in 1948, leading the Cleveland Indians to the World Series championship
Retired in 1952, after 15 big league seasons, with a lifetime batting average of .295.
: 10 seasons (Seattle, 1986; California, 1988-96) and retired
Former major leaguer worked as a color commentator on radio and television
Played for 10 teams over 14 big league seasons
Older brother of Hall of Famer George Brett.
: 13 years (Braves, 1940-42, 1946-52; Red Sox, 1940-42, 1946-52; Indians, 1954-57) and retired
Became part of New England when he worked for both the Braves and Red Sox through the 1940s, only missing time to serve in World War II...Began his career with Buffalo of the International League
He broadcast seven All-star games and two World Series.
: 13 years (White Sox, 1976-79, 1983-88; Brewers, 1980-81; Mets, 1982) and retired
The Chicago native spent two tenures broadcasting White Sox games
Teamed up with the legendary Harry Caray on radio and television during his first tenure from 1976-1979
In between White Sox stints, he broadcast Brewers and Mets games
Did radio broadcasts of Cardinals games with Mike Shannon in 1974
Broke into baseball broadcasting with Triple-A Iowa Oaks
Has also broadcast high school, college and pro basketball.
: 18 years (Expos, 1984-2001) and retired
Spent 12 seasons as the color-man on Expos TV and RDS' package of, All-Star games and post-season coverage
Also spent 17 years as an analyst on the Expos' French radio broadcasts
For his work on television, he and partner Denis Casavant were nominated for a Gémeaux Award in 1991 and 1993 for sports broadcasting excellence
Association with the Expos' organization began in 1969 as a member of the club's scouting department
Currently director of the Baseball Academy of Canada.
: 14 years overall, mostly with the Texas Rangers, and retired
Pitched for Kansas City Royals from 1972-80, winning 70 games and tossing two no-hitters before a torn rotator cuff ended his playing career
Inducted into Royals Hall of Fame in 1986
Joined Rangers television broadcasting crew in 1982, working as analyst with Merle Harmon
In 1986, joined KTVT-TV crew, spending next four years as analyst and acting as announcer from 1990-95
Also broadcast games for CBS Radio from 1987-94
Did college baseball telecasts for ESPN and also announced Royals games.
: 26 years (Giants, 1978; Padres, 1979-89; Rockies, 1993-97) and not with a team
Has been working at ESPN as a television and radio broadcaster since 1990, serving both the play-by-play and analyst roles
He has also been a major part of ESPN's postseason coverage
Entered the broadcast booth in 1978, when he left the dugout as a minor league manager to work on the San Francisco Giants radio network
Later shared the Padres' microphone for 11 seasons with Jerry Coleman
Had a five-year stint on television with the Rockies
Played eight years (1967-74) in the big leagues with the Tigers, Padres, Cardinals and Astros as a utility infielder
Campbell's first major league hit was a home run.
: 38 years (Dodgers, 1958-61 and 1982-98; Astros, 1962-77; Rangers, 1981) and retired
Created the first Spanish-language MLB broadcasts in 1958, teaming with 1998 Ford C. Frick recipient Jaime Jarrin for the new West Coast Dodgers
Remained with the club through 1961 and then moved to the expansion Astros, pioneering Spanish language Baseball in Houston, as broadcast director and announcer from 1962-77
Conceived of, and organized the first international Broadcasting Network in Spanish from Houston to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America
Returned to baseball in 1981, pioneering Spanish language Baseball in the American League, as broadcast director and announcer with the Texas Rangers
From 1982-98 he again teamed with Jarrin on Dodger broadcasts
In 2000 was
inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame of Nicaragua and in 2002, into the "Salón de la Fama del Museo Nacional del Patrimonio Hispano de los Estados Unidos" in Texas
.Began career ata ge 20, as principal broadcaster of the World Amateur Baseball Series XI in Managua, Nicaragua
In 1972, he broadcast all the games of the World Amateur Baseball Series XX in the same country and for many years he went to Nicaragua to broadcast winter baseball after the season.
: 19 years, all with Detroit Tigers and retired
Michigan native began radio career in 1949 at age 21, working in Mount Pleasant and Saginaw before joining WJR in Detroit in 1956
Long experience in high school sports, also was Detroit Pistons announcer before joining Tigers in 1973
Joined broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell and teamed with him for 19 years, retiring in 1991 when Harwell was dismissed from job
High points were announcing Mark Fidrych's 1976 season and the 1984 championship season
Received numerous awards for his local broadcast work.
: 32 years, all with San Diego (1972-2001) and retired
Has been a part of San Diego's radio-TV broadcast team since 1972
In addition to his broadcast work, he has also served as the Padres' public relations director from 1978-83
The San Diego native, who graduated from San Diego State with a degree in Radio and Television, has also done such area sports as the NFL's San Diego Chargers, the NBA's San Diego Rockets, and San Diego State football and basketball
Began his career as a newsreel photographer.
: 9 years, all with Montreal (1992-2000) and retired
Chantelois was a part-time broadcaster for the Expos' French radio broadcasts from 1992 through the 2001 season
He teamed up with Jacques Doucet when Rodger Brulotte covered the team on television
From 1992 to 1995, Chantelois worked as the color man on Telemedia French Network for postseason games...In addition, he hosted a sports talk radio show after the baseball broadcasts.
: 32 years (Expos, 1974-76; Blue Jays, 1977-2004) and retired
Spent the final 28 years of his career with the Blue Jays as radio play-by-play man...When forced to retire during the 2004 season because of a brain tumor, was the only person to had worked every Blue Jays game...Broadcast for the Baseball Network, 1994-95
Called many post season games on Canada radio for Telemedia
Play-by-play experience includes baseball, basketball, football and hockey for the University of Vermont...From 1974 to 1976 was the swing man on Montreal Expos radio broadcasts on television nights...Member of the broadcast team for ABC Sports at the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid and 1984 Olympics at Sarajevo...Has broadcast college basketball for Mutual Radio Network.
: 21 years, all with Toronto Blue Jays (1977-96)
Canadian native has been in broadcasting for 47 years
has worked at least seven Olympic Games, both summer and winter, starting with Rome 1964, covering a variety of sports including boxing, hockey and curling
anchored 20 Kentucky Derby radio broadcasts and other Triple Crown events
was first Blue Jays announcer when franchise began, and stayed with them from 1977-1996, returning on part-time basis in 2001
also the voice of the NHL's Ottawa Senators
won two "Nellies" (Canadian equivalent of Emmy) as sportscaster of the year, along with other awards in Canada
has done innumerable international competitions but is best-known for his work in baseball, hockey, and curling.
: 35 years (Indians, 1954-63; Reds, 1975-78; Red Sox, 1966-74, 1979-89) and retired
A household name in New England
Started broadcasting Indians' games in 1954 and continued behind the microphone for 11 years with them
In 1966, he returned to his native New England as the radio play-by-play announcer for the Red Sox
Replaced Curt Gowdy, who moved on the NBC
Teamed with Gowdy and Harry Caray on NBC's coverage of the 1967 World Series
Broadcast Red Sox games through 1974 before heading back to Ohio for a four-year stint on Reds' television
Returned to Fenway Park once again in 1979 spent his final 11 years behind the microphone for the Red Sox radio network.
: 13 years (Astros, 1991-97; Rangers, 1998-2003)
Partnered with Eric Nadel on the Rangers' radio network
.Also worked in the television booth
.Began his career with the class A Lynchburg Mets in 1984
Spent the next three seasons with the class AA El Paso Diablos in the Milwaukee system and was selected as the National Association's Minor League Announcer of the Year in his one season (1988) with the class AAA Iowa Cubs
Joined the Houston organization the following year and was the radio voice of the class AAA Tucson Toros in 1989 and 1990.
ULPIANO COS VILLA
: 10 seasons and retired, all with the California Angels (1983-92)
Announcer for the California Angels' Spanish radio network
Selected by CBS to handle the ALCS in 1982, the NLCS in 1984-88, the World Series in 1984, the All-star game in 1984-85, 87-88.
: 24 years, in St. Louis and nationally, and retired...Hall of Fame pitcher with St. Louis Cardinals, elected in 1953...Last National League pitcher to win 30 games, in 1934...Arm injuries forced early retirement in 1941 at age 31, and he immediately turned to broadcasting, announcing both Cardinals and St. Louis Browns games on radio from 1941-46...Instant success as a broadcaster because of his exuberant personality and homespun humor...From 1947-49 announced Browns games exclusively...In 1950, went to New York as a television announcer, taking that city by storm during his two years there... Returned to St. Louis in 1952 and did Browns games on radio for two years, until team moved to Baltimore...After taking 1954 off, he joined CBS television and became the star of their "Game of the Week" telecast for the next 11 years, through 1965...Became a national sensation, as always for his combination of lively descriptions, candid opinions and at times, incorrect English and trouble with names...His pairing with Pee Wee Reese in the early 1960s is credited with bringing many new fans to baseball.
: 15 years (Yankees and Giants, 1942; Dodgers, 1943-56) and retired
One of the rare few to broadcast for all three New York teams - the Dodgers, Giants and Yankees
Came to New York in 1942 and teamed with Mel Allen on the Yankees/Giants package on WOR radio
Turned to Dodgers' games from 1943-56 with Red Barber, Ernie Harwell and Vin Scully
Teamed with Barber, Scully and Harwell on the first live coast-to-coast Baseball telecast
Began career by calling the action for the Toledo Mudhens.
: 32 years, all with Dodgers and retired
Texas native began broadcasting career in 1938
Moved to Dallas in 1941 and spent 15 years there before joining Dodgers late in 1956 season
Versatile announcer of Southwest Conference football, Ryder Cup golf, basketball, and hockey
Teamed with legendary Vin Scully for his entire Dodgers career, retiring in 1987
Died in 1997 at age 80.
: 34 years and retired
.Spent entire baseball broadcast career as the play-by-play radio voice of the Expos on the French network
Also filed daily reports from Florida during spring training and took part in the network's special baseball radio shows
Prior to radio covered the club as a beat writer for the daily newspaper La Presse
For many years, he did the play-by-play for the Championship and World Series games
Inducted to the Quebec Baseball Hall of Fame in May 2002.
: 23 years total, for several teams and retired
Pitched for Dodgers from 1956-69, winning 209 games and setting records with six straight shutouts and 58 consecutive scoreless innings in 1968
Elected to Hall of Fame in 1984
Began announcing career with Montreal Expos in 1970-71, followed by one year with Texas Rangers and eight years with California Angels
Did national telecasts for ABC-TV for a decade beginning in 1977
Broadcaster for Chicago White Sox from 1982-87, then rejoined Dodgers in 1988, teaming with Vin Scully for six years until his sudden death during 1993 season
High point came with Dodgers in 1988, when he announced all games of Orel Hershiser's assault on scoreless inning streak mark, openly rooting for Hershiser to break his own record.
: 43 years (Cubs, 1954-57; Astros, 1962-86) and retired
Also broadcast Mutual Game of the Day (1958-60); NBC Game of the Week (1967) and CBS Game of the Week (1987-97)
Worked 8 years calling minor league games in Des Moines of the Western League and Waterloo of the Three-I League...The first voice of the expansion Houston Colt 45s in 1962
Continued to call the action in Houston through the 1986 season, helping popularize baseball throughout the Southwest
elected to the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992 and Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2002.
: 13 years (California Angels, 1968-78, 1985; NBC, 1982) and retired
One of the premier sportscasters from the past four decades, he made his name nationally with NBC-TV Sports
After a 25-year stint with NBC, joined CBS Sports in 2000
Over the years he has won 13 Emmy Awards, nine Sportscaster of the Year awards, and is the only person to win a national Emmy as a sportscaster, writer and producer
His versatility is demonstrated by his various play-by-play assignments over the years, which have included the World Series (one time), American and National League playoffs (three times), Super Bowl (eight times) and Wimbledon (19 times)
Began his fulltime sports casting career in Los Angeles in the mid-1960s, providing the radio-TV voice of the Angels, UCLA basketball and Los Angeles Rams football.
: 15 seasons (White Sox, 1929-43; Cubs, 1929-43) and retired
One in a group of talented Chicago broadcasters that changed the way teams reached their fans over the radio
One of the first to recreate road games from a Western Union ticker
Primarily a Cubs fan, Flanagan was behind the microphone for both Chicago squads on WBBM
Covered the first All-star game from Comiskey Park in 1933
Also broadcast the 1932, 1934, and 1938 World Series for CBS.
: 11 years, all with the Dodgers (1962-72) and retired
Brought Dodger games to Spanish-speaking fans for 11 years...his career was cut short by illness in 1972 ... native of Nicaragua...Often broadcasted winter league games in Latin America... Teamed with 1998 Frick Award Winner Jaime Jarrin.
: 11 years, all with the Milwaukee Braves (1953-63), and retired
Spent 40 years as a sportscaster
Also did radio broadcasts of the 1957 and 1958 World Series for NBC Radio
Inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001
An eight-time winner of Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year
Began sportscasting career in Green Bay
First came to Milwaukee in 1951 to broadcast games for the minor league Milwaukee Brewers
Was chosen by Miller Beer to broadcast Braves games when the team moved to Milwaukee from Boston
Also broadcast Wisconsin University football (1957-86) and was voice of the Green Bay Packers (1952-56)
Broadcast Marquette University basketball in the early 1950s...Claims to have been most influenced by Bert Wilson, a longtime radio broadcaster for the Cubs.
: 21 seasons with the Cleveland Indians (1932-44, 1946-53) and retired... The first player to make successful transition from the field to the broadcast booth
He used his experience from 14 seasons on the diamond to turn telegraphic recreations into an art form
He was chosen to do the All-star game and World Series of 1935
Cleveland Plain Dealer writer Bob Dolgan said of Graney, "you could smell the resin in the dugouts, feel the clean smack of ball against bat and see the hawkers in the stands
Upon his passing in 1978, he was remembered as the most popular Indians announcer ever.
: 30 seasons (Kansas City A's, 1955-61; Milwaukee Braves, 1964-65; Milwaukee Brewers, 1970-79; Minnesota, 1967-69; Texas, 1982-89) and retired
ABC Game of the Week (1965), NBC (1980-81) and retired
Merle broke into play-by-play as announcer for the Class C Topeka Owls in 1949
A "heartland announcer" described as having a "breezy, relaxed, and stylish" delivery
The American Sportscasters Association honored him in 1993 with the Graham McNamee Award, given to a sportscaster who has achieved success in a second field of endeavor
In 1996, Merle was inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame...He also broadcast for the NFL and the Winter Olympics.
: 17 years, all with the Tigers (1934-50), and retired
A Detroit fixture on both the playing field and behind the microphone for 34 years
One of the game's truly great right-handed hitters, the longtime right fielder played big league ball for 17 seasons (1914, 1916-32), the first 15 with the Tigers, before finishing playing career with a two-year stint with the Reds
Ended his career with four batting championships and a .342 lifetime mark, topped off by hitting .403 in 1923
Was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1952
Enjoyed vast popularity as a player, but when he took his spot behind a microphone at Detroit's Briggs Stadium his popularity soared to new heights and became known as the "Voice of the Tigers" through his 17-year tenure
Began broadcasting Tigers games on radio station WXYZ-AM in 1934
By the late 1940s was also broadcasting Tigers games on television station WWDT-TV
Passed away on July 9, 1951.
: 23 years (Pirates, 1933-34; Reds, 1935-36; Yankees, 1937-38; Brooklyn Dodgers, 1939-41, 1955-57; Yankees, 1945; New York Giants, 1945, 1949; Phillies, 1958; Houston, 1962; Oakland, 1968-69; Mutual, 1950-54), and retired
Former college athlete, once offered baseball contract by Connie Mack but instead got into broadcasting
Play-by-play broadcaster for Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Brooklyn Dodgers, Phillies, New York Giants, Houston and Oakland A's
In 1950, began a five-year stint calling the Mutual "Game of the Day," where he got his nickname "Mr. Radio Baseball"
At its peak during Helfer's tenure, the "Game of the Day" had almost 1,500 radio outlets throughout the world
During his career he traveled an estimated five million miles
Also broadcast a number of World Series for NBC
Claimed to have formed, with Red Barber, the first play-by-play broadcast team
Broadcast 14 no-hitters, the last being Catfish Hunter's perfect game in 1968, as well as Johnny Vander Meer's second consecutive no-hitter in 1938
Also broadcast collegiate football, including Army-Navy tilts and numerous Rose Bowl contests
Passed away on May 16, 1975.
: 10 years, all with the Texas Rangers (1981, 1986-89, 1991-95) and retired
From 1986 to 1995, spent every season broadcasting Rangers cable television games with the exception of the 1990 when he worked baseball games for ESPN
From 1986-1988, teamed with Merle Harmon and Bob Carpenter, and from 1991-1994 was paired with Greg Lucas
Has also broadcast Dallas Mavericks basketball, and college football and basketball.
: 14 seasons with the Boston Red Sox (1925-38) and Boston Braves (1925-38) and retired
Respected as a knowledgeable broadcaster, this native New Englander was a Boston writer turn broadcaster
Presided over the Yankee Network from Augusta, Maine to Hartford, Connecticut
Baseball broadcasting pioneer, he was the one full-time broadcaster on the east coast until New York teams ended a ban on broadcasts in 1938
Fired after the 1936 season, fans including Franklin D. Roosevelt rallied to his defense
His one World Series appearance in 1933 ended in disappointment when he was robbed of his voice by a cold
Honored in 1931 with a special day at Braves Field, and attended by more than 30,000 fans
Upon his passing in 1949, he was remembered by The Boston Globe as "credited with building up baseball broadcasting to the lofty spot it holds in the American sports scene today."
: 17 years (1981-97) and retired, all with the Texas Rangers, before leukemia took his life in 1997
Began his career in 1981 calling Rangers' action on television
Took over as the play-by-play voice on radio in 1982
Teamed with Eric Nadel for the next 13 years before moving back to television in 1995
An eight-time Texas Sportscaster of the Year, he was inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990
Called four no-hitters and two perfect games and his familiar "Hello Win Column!" followed every Rangers' victory.
: 25 seasons, all with the Cincinnati Reds (1942-65, 1972), and retired
Made a successful transfer to the Cincinnati broadcast booth after 20 years as a Hall of Fame pitcher
Was the last of the Major League announcers to abandon telegraphic recreations of away games
Waite's rain delay broadcasts were filled with reminiscences of the golden days of baseball
They were so popular, they were made into an LP entitled, "The Best of Waite Hoyt in the Rain."
: 11 years (Red Sox, 1944-54; Boston Braves, 1944-50) and retired
A World War II era broadcaster who specialized in recreating games.
: 35 years (1962-99), and retired, all with the Braves in Milwaukee (1962-65) and Atlanta (1966-91, 1995-99)...Retired following the 1991 season after 30 consecutive seasons...Has been affiliated with the Braves organization for over 50 years as a player, public relations director, director of broadcasting and announcer...Came out of retirement to broadcast six more years for FOX SportsSouth and TBS, including the 2003 season...Pitched in majors from 1950, 1952-58 for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves, including the 1957 world champion Braves...Finished playing career with Orioles in 1959...Three-time winner of the Georgia Broadcaster of the Year Award (1977, 1983 and 1986)...Earned three Southeastern Regional TV Emmys (1993, 1995 and 1997)...Won the Silver Circle Award for 25 years of excellence in broadcasting from the National Academy of Television...Received the "Mr. Baseball" Award in 1994 from the Braves 400 Club, for contributing significantly to the promotion of baseball in the Atlanta area...A fan favorite in Atlanta.
: 26 years, all with the Detroit Tigers (1976-2001), and retired
After his Hall of Fame playing career, spent 26 consecutive seasons providing color commentary in the Tigers television booth
First three years were with WWJ-TV, then 16 years with WDIV-TV, and the final seven years with WKDB-TV
Joined fellow Hall of Fame player George Kell in the television booth for the first time in 1976, two seasons after retiring as a player
Would remain a partner of Kell's for the first 21 years of his broadcasting career
Paired up with Ernie Harwell, a 1981 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, for two seasons (1997-98)
Kaline spent 22 seasons in the big leagues (1953-1974), all with the Tigers, as a right fielder
The 18-time All-Star, who finished his playing career with 3,007 hits, was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980, his first year of eligibility
After his broadcast career, joined the Tigers front office.
: 37 years, all with the Tigers (1959-63, 1965-96), and retired
After a Hall of Fame playing career, became a broadcasting fixture in Detroit
With the exception of 1964, broadcast Detroit games from 1959 to 1996
While sitting out the 1957 season with an injury while playing for the Orioles, Kell was first exposed to broadcasting
Began airing pre-game programming for Baltimore in 1958, and joined the Tigers in 1959 as a radio-television commentator
Teamed up with fellow Hall of Famer Al Kaline for the television broadcasts of Tigers games from 1976 to 1996
Played 15 big league seasons (1943-1957) with the Philadelphia Athletics, Tigers, Red Sox, White Sox and Orioles as a third baseman
Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.
: 12 years overall, mostly with the Minnesota Twins and retired
Prepared for announcing by hosting pre-game show for his final 12 years as a Twins player
7th on all-time home run list with 573
Topped 40 home runs in eight seasons and 100 RBI in nine seasons
Elected to Hall of Fame in 1984
Joined Twins television network at WTCN in 1976 upon announcing his retirement after a 22-year career
Turned down offer to manage Texas Rangers in 1977 in order to continue as announcer
Twins broadcaster from 1976-78, then with Oakland A's from 1979-82, returned to Twins in 1984 and stayed through 1988 before going into private business.
: 25 years, all with the A's as the lead radio play-by-play man
Has spent five decades thrilling fans with his vivid descriptions of some of the most historical moments in the annals of three of the Bay Area's major sports franchises - the San Francisco/Golden State Warriors, the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders and the A's
Was stationed on the island of Guam at the end of World War II when he began his broadcasting career with the Armed Forces Radio Network
Launched his sportscasting career in the late 1940's in Pekin, Ill., broadcasting minor league baseball, along with high school football and basketball games
Arrived in the Bay Area in 1958, when he was hired by KSFO radio to join legendary talents Russ Hodges and Ford Frick winner Lon Simmons on the San Francisco Giant broadcasts.
: 30 years (NBC, 1965-89; Blue Jays, 1977-89; Yankees, 1990-94) and retired
Asked by NBC to broadcast the playoffs in 1965 after retiring from baseball
Served as color commentator for the network from 1966-89, teaming with Joe Garagiola on Game of the Week
As a player, went to seven World Series, winning three times in a nine-year career (1957-65) as the Yankees shortstop and outfielder
Earned 1957 Rookie of the Year honors and was a two-time All-Star.
: 18 seasons (Twins, 1979-88; Red Sox, 1993-2000) and retired
Television play-by-play broadcaster also worked as the voice of the minor league Pawtucket Red Sox
Also worked as a hockey broadcaster.
: 18 years (1929-48) and retired
The voice of St. Louis Baseball and a pioneer in Baseball radio broadcasting with the Browns (1929-43, '48) and Cardinals (1929-43, '45)
Also called network games for CBS (1933-38), and Mutual Game of the Day (1939-41, '44)
Behind the microphone for KMOX, he called Cardinals and Browns home games live from Sportsman's Park and recreated road games
A quiet, low-key broadcaster
Was CBS Radio's World Series announcer from 1933-38 and broadcast the All-Star Game from 1934-41
Other highlights include broadcasting the first night game from Sportsman's Park, Pete Gray's debut, Carl Hubbell's five strikeout performance in the '34 mid-summer classic and Ted Williams' game-ending three run home run in the '41 game.
: 32 years (1955-86), all in Chicago, and retired, with the White Sox (1955-64) and Cubs (1965-86)
Began calling White Sox games on television with Jack Brickhouse in 1955
Took over as the Cubs' lead play-by-play radio man in 1965, following the death of Jack Quinlan
Following his career behind the microphone, he served as co-general manager of The Tribune Company's radio syndication, helping to expand the Cubs' affiliate network
Was the first announcer to interview an American president at a baseball game, John F. Kennedy on Opening Day, April 10, 1961 in Washington.
: 10 seasons, all with Baltimore (1986-95) and retired
Provided a humorous approach to color commentary on television broadcasts
John played for three teams over 16 big league seasons.
: 32 years (1961-92), and retired, all with the Red Sox
Began career as Curt Gowdy's radio partner and stayed with radio for 18 years with 11 different partners
From 1979 through 1992, he called the play-by-play on Red Sox television
Also worked on ALCS coverage on CBS radio four times, and broadcast the 1975 World Series for NBC-TV
Known throughout New England for his wryly descriptive style and his familiar exclamation, "Mercy!"
Broke into broadcasting as an announcer in the American Association.
: 17 years (1988-2004), all with Boston
Provided play-by-play for WSBK and WBZ television
In 1992 and 1993, called plays for CBS Baseball's regular season, the All-Star Game, the League Championship and the World Series
Covered the '92, '94 and '98 Winter Olympics for CBS.
: 13 years (1923-35) and retired, for Westinghouse (1923-25) and NBC (1926-35)
A pioneer in sports broadcasting, he called 12 World Series on radio, beginning in 1923
Gave instant credibility to the birth of the National Broadcast Company (NBC) in 1926
Dubbed "the greatest announcer we ever had" by Red Barber
A former Broadway singer, he also pioneered radio broadcasts in 10 other sports, including boxing, tennis and football.
: 24 years (Baltimore, 1964-67; Yankees, 1968-85; White Sox, 1986-87) and retired
A longtime voice of the Yankees, he did radio and television broadcasts for the Bronx Bombers for 18 years
After serving in the Marines during World War II, he began as a minor league baseball broadcaster, eventually working for the Class AAA Richmond team from 1954-63
After a three-year stint with the big league Orioles, he replaced Joe Garagiola in the Yankees' booth in 1968 (joining Phil Rizzuto and Jerry Coleman)...Eventually, former big league first baseman Bill White would join Rizzuto and Messer, forming a trio that remained together for a number of years
After leaving the Yankees in 1985, called White Sox games for two seasons
Worked the 1966 World Series while with the Orioles, and the 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1981 Fall Classics as a member of the Yankees' broadcast team
Also broadcast Baltimore Colts football and New York Knicks basketball
Passed away in 2001.
: 25 years (1971-1995) and retired, with the Reds (1971-73), Giants (1974-76), NBC (1972), ABC (1976-89), and the Baseball Network (1994-95),
One of ABC mainstays on Baseball broadcasts...Resume includes calling seven World Series, six All-Star Games and eight LCS
Also covered the 1995 Divisional Playoffs.
: 14 years (1982-95), all with the Red Sox, and retired
After a decade as Red Sox backup catcher, he retired in 1979
Was the last player not to use a batting helmet, preferring cap liner instead
In 1979, began working as sportscaster and talk-show host with WITS in Boston
In 1982, joined announcing crew at WSBK-TV, where he stayed 14 years
Partnered first with Ned Martin and later with Sean McDonough.
: 21 years, most with the Athletics, and retired
Native Oklahoman had long career in local sports broadcasting in Oklahoma and Kansas before joining Kansas City Athletics in 1962
Stayed with team when they moved to Oakland in 1968 and never missed a game during his first 16-year stint with them
Was part of NBC's national broadcast team when Athletics appeared in the World Series from 1972-1974
Left after 1977 to operate his own radio station in California, and spent three years as "Game of the Week" announcer for NBC-TV, then six years with USA Network
Also announced college basketball and football for many years
Returned to announce Athletics games in 1987 and again in 1992.
GUSTAVO LOPEZ MORENO
: 23 years, all with the San Diego Padres (1969-91), and retired
Brought Padres' action to Spanish-speaking fans from the club's inception in 1969 until 1991
His CBS Hispanic Network calls (1977-92) have been heard on the All-Star Game, nine League Championship Series, and on World Series broadcasts beamed to approximately 100 stations in the United States and Latin America
He also served as the general manager of XEXX Radio, which was the Padres' flagship Spanish carrier, which had established a 25-station network throughout Mexico.
: 26 years (1976-2001), all with the Phillies, and retired
The longtime member of the Phillies broadcast booth replaced By Saam, who retired after 38 years of broadcasting in Philadelphia, in 1976
Teamed with Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn for more than 20 years
Before arriving in Philadelphia, he worked as a member of the KSDO radio staff in San Diego where he broadcast San Diego Chargers' football games
From 1965-71, he worked at WCAU radio and television in Philadelphia, broadcasting Eagles football and 76ers basketball
Only missed two games while with Phillies because of health, both due to laryngitis
While working for CBS-TV from 1971-74, covered World Series, Super Bowl, a Final Four and the Masters
Graduated from Syracuse University in 1959
Winner of Junior Sportscaster Award in 1956 and, at the age of 18, worked several innings of a Phillies game with Saam and Gene Kelly.
: 15 seasons with the Cleveland Indians (1946, 1949, 1952-53, 1957-67) and retired
Cleveland favorite, worked alongside great Jimmy Dudley for many years.
: 10 years, all with the Tigers (1985-94), and retired
A former Tiger star who came back and broadcast the team for 10 seasons after his playing career was over
Spent his broadcasting career on Tigers cable television games (Pro-Am Sports Systems)
Has teamed up in the broadcast booth with Larry Osterman, Bill Freehan, Jim Price and Ernie Harwell
A 12-year big league veteran (1964-75), he played his first 10 and a half seasons as an outfielder with Detroit
Also spent time with the Orioles and Expos
Perhaps best remembered for hitting two grand slams in one game in 1968
Had the game-winning triple in Game Seven of the 1968 World Series against the Cardinals.
: 17 years (1966-82) with the Orioles, and retired
Joined the Baltimore broadcast team in 1966, after spending 13 years as the voice of Syracuse University football
Member of NBC television's "Game of the Week" team from 1969 to 1976
Also covered the 1975 ALCS for NBC-TV and the 1969 & '71 World Series for NBC-TV and radio.
: 16 years and retired (Indians, 1988-89; Angels, 1991; Yankees, 1994-96; FOX Sports Net, 1997; Devil Rays, 1998-2004)
Last seven seasons were in the Tampa Bay radio booth
From 1994-96, he called action for the New York Yankees on WPIX-TV, including the Yankees' World Championship season of 1996
.Received first big-league job as a play-by- play voice of the Cleveland Indians from 1988-89, then served in the same capacity for the California Angels in 1991
Also broadcast regional games for ESPN in '91 and '92
Earned a New York Emmy Award for best local sports coverage in 1993, and from 1994-2003, he has served as the public address announcer at the Super Bowl.
: 16 years, all with the Blue Jays (1981-96), and retired
This former minor league outfielder and native of Canada spent his entire broadcasting career with the Blue Jays
After his minor league career was over, returned to Western Canada to play for Saskatoon/Medicine Hat in the semi-pro Western Baseball League
Started working in radio and television in the Moose Jaw/Regina area and in 1969 came east to CFCF-TV in Montreal
Moved to CFTO-TV in Toronto and stayed for 15 years before resigning in 1984.
: 25 years (Tigers, 1967-77, 1984-92; Twins, 1979-83), and retired
Was a television staple for fans of the Detroit Tigers, starting in 1967 with George Kell on WJBK-TV
He made a name for himself covering sports in Kalamazoo, Michigan for 19 years on radio and television
Larry is also known for doing college hockey and basketball in his home state.
: 15 years, all with San Francisco Giants
longtime reporter, anchor, and sports director with KTVU in San Francisco
also worked on stations in Chicago and Sacramento
joined Giants television crew in 1973 and remained through 1987, teaming with Lon Simmons and Joe Morgan among others
also announcer for University of San Francisco basketball, Oakland Raiders, and professional team tennis.
: 28 years (1977-2004), all with Los Angeles, and retired
In addition to television play-by-play duties, hosted the Dodgers' postgame "DodgerTalk" Show
Provided play-by-play for the 1977 and 1978 World Series and the 1984 NL Championship Series on CBS Radio and the 1988 World Series for the Dodgers' flagship station
Won the Southern California Sportscaster Association's Tom Harmon Award for Radio Sports Anchor in 1991 and Radio Talk Show Host award in 1992 and 1993
Also won "Best Talk Show" honors at the SCSBA's annual awards in February 1999
Holds the major league record for the longest consecutive play-by-play by one announcer when he called the action in a 22-inning game between the Dodgers and Expos on Aug. 23, 1989
For that broadcast, was honored with a Special Achievement Award by the SCSBA in 1990
A play-by-play announcer since the age of 14, the University of Oklahoma graduate is the only broadcaster to have called the action for both a World Series champion (1981 and 1988 Dodgers) and an NCAA basketball champion (1990 UNLV)
Won an Emmy during his 10-year stint as a sportscaster for KNBC-TV before joining the Dodgers
Called NFL games for NBC-TV from 1970-76.
: 10 years (1955-64) and retired, all with the Cubs
His career was cut short due to a fatal automobile accident during spring training in 1965
The voice of the Cubs teamed with Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau from 1958-64
Was the cross-town protégé of the popular White Sox' voice, Bob Elson
Broadcast for NBC in 1960.
: 22 years, mostly with Cardinals and Marlins
broadcasting career spans 46 years, beginning in West Virginia in 1958
broadcast Dallas Cowboys football in early 1960s, then moved to St. Louis in 1966
joined Cardinals television team in 1969, did pre- and post-game shows and interviews for years, became part of announcing crew in 1975
stayed with Cardinals through 1986, worked for Reds in 1988, and became first Florida Marlins announcer in 1993, remaining through 2001 season
also renowned for decades of work in college basketball, pro football, several golf tours, and three Olympics
three-time local "Emmy" Award winner and charter member of National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame.
: 29 years (1973-2001), all with the Expos, and retired
A fixture in Montreal, for 17 seasons (1985-2001) was an analyst on CBC television games after fulfilling the same duties on radio for 12 years (1973-84)
Spent 12 seasons (1959, 1961-71) as a big league relief pitcher, toiling for the White Sox, Milwaukee Braves, Astros, Atlanta Braves and Expos
Was named to the 1966 All-Star team as a member of the Astros
In 1969, became the first Canadian to wear an Expos big league uniform
Inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985 and into the Expos Hall of Fame in 1993
On a major league coaching staff for the first time when appointed as roving coach with the Expos in February 2002.
PEE WEE REESE
: 11 years, mostly on network television
played 16 years in majors leagues with the Dodgers
long-time team captain, led Dodgers to seven National League pennants
compiled 2,170 hits, but best known for leadership role in accepting Jackie Robinson as team member starting in 1947
elected to Hall of Fame in 1984
retired in 1958, and in 1960 joined CBS-TV announcing team, partnered with Dizzy Dean on "Game of the Week" telecasts
after six years with CBS, teamed with Curt Gowdy on NBC's "Game of the Week" telecasts for three years
also did Cincinnati Reds telecasts for two years.
: 40 years (1957-96), all with the Yankees and retired
This former All-Star shortstop, elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994, and has been associated with the Yankees for over five decades
"The Scooter" spent 13 big league seasons (1941-42, 1946-56) with the Bronx Bombers, helping them win seven of nine World Series during his tenure
Was named American League MVP in 1950
Upon retiring as a player, he spent 40 years as a popular Yankee announcer
Teamed with Frank Messer and Bill White in the broadcast booth for 15 of those years
In 1991 was elected to the American Sportscasters' Hall of Fame
Known for such expressions as "holy cow" and "that huckleberry"
Yankees retired his number 10 in 1985
To make room for Enos Slaughter, the Yankees released Rizzuto in August 1956, but a sponsor convinced the team to hire Rizzuto for the announcing booth the next season (where he would replace Jim Woods).
: 16 years, all with Baltimore Orioles
played 23 seasons with Orioles and holds many records, including best lifetime fielding percentage for third basemen
MVP in 1964, 18-time All-Star, starred in 1970 World Series
had 2,842 hits and won 16 straight Gold Gloves
elected to Hall of Fame in 1983
joined Orioles television broadcast crew on WMAR-TV in 1978, teaming with Frick Award winner Chuck Thompson
remained as announcer through 1993, turning down several offers to manage in favor of announcing
retired in 1996 after his last child got married.
: 13 years, all with Pirates, and retired
Played 13 years in majors as a pitcher, winning 103 games
Starting pitcher in Game Five of 1979 World Series, strong effort helped Pirates win to stay alive
Retired after 1980 season and began broadcast career with Pirates on KDKA radio in 1981
In 1989, when Pirates took early 10-0 lead in Philadelphia, he said "if we lose this game, I'll walk home"
Pirates lost, and he turned chagrin into charity opportunity, staging "Rook's Unintentional Walk" in October, walking 315 miles from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and raising $40,000 for charities.
: 19 seasons, all with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1936-54), and retied
In 1925 was given a watch by the World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates that read, "most faithful fan"
When the Pirates finally decided to broadcast all of their home games over KDKA radio, they decided to go with their number one fan on the air
The decision turned to gold, when Rosey turned out to be more popular than most Pirates players over the next 19 seasons
He invented his own language behind the microphone
A "dipsy-dodle" was a strikeout pitch, and his signature home run call was "raise the window, Aunt Minnie, here she comes"
Silences on the air were not uncommon as Rosey walked around his chair to give the Pirates good luck
A Pirates backer until the end, he was never accused of being too impartial
Commissioner Landis once opined, "there are people living in and around Pittsburgh who don't' even know the names of the other seven clubs in the National League."
: 16 seasons and retired, with the Montreal Expos (1969-83) and the Toronto Blue Jays (1978)
Worked the French language broadcasts for the two Canadian teams.
: 21 years (Colt 45s/Astros 1962-76; 1987-92)
Judge Roy Hofheinz wanted to attract Spanish-speaking radio listeners to his Houston Colt 45's when the team debuted in 1962
His search for the perfect play-by-play man led him to Venezuela where he found Orlando Sanchez-Diago, a refugee from the recent Cuban Revolution...Sanchez -Diago began his career in Havana, Cuba and he broadcast throughout Latin America for many years...He was the "Dean" of Cuban baseball announcers
Was inducted into the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.
: 37 years (Cleveland, 1964-97) and retired
Began broadcasting career in 1964 as a color commentator on Indians TV telecasts
Took over as the radio play-by-play man in 1968
His legendary fastball helped him gain American League Rookie of the Year honors in 1955
Posted a 16-10 record and a 2.85 ERA in '55, while setting the record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie pitcher with 245, a mark which stood until 1984 when it was broken by Dwight Gooden
Selected to the American League All-Star team in both '55 and '56.
: 17 years, mostly with the Montreal Expos
played 18 years in major leagues, mostly with the Dodgers
center fielder hit 407 career home runs, and twice hit four home runs in a World Series
retired in 1964, and elected to the Hall of Fame in 1980
from 1969-71, was radio-television broadcaster and batting coach for San Diego Padres
managed in minors in 1972, then joined Expos radio-television team in 1973
partnered with Dave Van Horne, he stayed with Expos through 1986 season, acting as part-time batting instructor in addition to announcing
heart problems forced his retirement.
: 26 years (Cardinals 1972-79; Angels 1980-89, 1993-97; Red Sox 1990-92) and retired...Spent eight years in St. Louis, broadcasting baseball and football Cardinals along with University of Missouri football and basketball...Went to Los Angeles in 1980 to broadcast the Angels and Rams, staying there 10 years...From 1990-92, broadcast for the Boston Red Sox, then returned to Angels for five more years...Retired in 1997 and died in 1998.
: 10 years, all with the New York Mets, and retired
Played 23 years in majors, amassing 2,716 hits and 1,466 RBI
Set record with 500+ hits for four teams (Astros, Expos, Mets, Tigers)
Retired in 1985, and in 1986 joined Mets cable television crew, teaming with Ralph Kiner and Tim McCarver
Television commentator for 10 years, through 1995
New Orleans native also became a popular New York City restaurateur.
: 17 seasons and retired, all with the Cleveland Indians (1971-87)
Worked both television and radio
Long time voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers
Received many awards throughout his career including being elected to the Media Hall of Fame by the Sports Media Association of Cleveland and Ohio (1992), the Broadcasters Hall of Fame (1992) and the Monmouth (Ill.) College Athletic Hall of Fame (1991)
In 1996 was awarded the C.S. Williams Founders Award by the Broadcasters Hall of Fame for long and meritorious service in broadcasting.
MARIO ZAPIAIN THOMAS
: 29 years (1969-97) and retired, all with Padres Spanish-speaking radio
Part of Padres' Spanish broadcast team since the club's inception in 1969
Also called action for the CBS Hispanic Radio Network on many post-season broadcasts which carried throughout Latin America
Was the longtime voice of the Mexicali Eagles of the winter Mexican League.
: 21 years (1924-50) and retired, as the voice of baseball in Chicago with the Cubs (1924-44) and White Sox (1926-44)
Helped solidify Baseball on radio
Became the first regular-season radio announcer on April 23, 1924, calling the play-by-play of the Cubs' 12-1 win over the Cardinals on Chicago's WMAQ
Had a self-effacing, gentle broadcast style
Called the World Series twice for CBS radio and three times for NBC, also broadcasting Mutual Game of the Week from 1945-50.
: 13 seasons and retired, all with the Kansas City Royals (1980-92)
Handled 13 seasons of play-by-play for the Royals' television network
He spent seven seasons broadcasting games for the University of Kentucky's basketball and football teams.
: 22 years, all with the Detroit Tigers (1927-42, 1947-52), and retired
Former collegiate baseball player for Penn State
Broadcasting pioneer began his radio career in 1922 and broadcast the first play-by-play account of a Tigers game from Detroit in 1927
With no broadcasting booth for this new media, had to set up in the stands
Spent the first 16 years doing radio broadcasts for WWJ-AM, but was then replaced by former hitting star Harry Heilmann
Came back to the Tigers in 1947, where he did over-the-air broadcasts for the next six years with WWDT-TV
Passed away in December 12, 1968.
: 18 years (1971-88), all with the Yankees and retired
A pioneering black athlete who broke down barriers as a player, broadcaster and league executive
The former six-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove first baseman with the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies from 1956-69, White joined the Yankee broadcast team of Phil Rizzuto and Frank Messer in 1971
The trio of Rizzuto, Messer and White would remain a New York television and radio fixture for the next 15 years
Encourage by St. Louis play-by-play man Harry Caray, White started broadcasting while with the Cardinals and Phillies in the late 1960s
After retiring as a player, became sports director of Philadelphia television station
Also covered baseball nationally for ABC and CBS
Is elected president of the National League in 1989, becoming the highest-ranking black official in American professional sports
His term as NL President ended in 1994.
: 24 seasons and retired, all with the Kansas City Royals (1975-98)
The longtime radio voice of the Royals is a former winner of the Kansas Sportscaster of the Year
Also worked college basketball and football games for national television on CBS, NBC, and ESPN.
: 22 years (Seattle, 1977-82; Cincinnati, 1983-85; Cardinals, 1986-90; Angels, 1991-95; Oakland, 1996-98) and retired
Wilson began his big league broadcasting career during the first six seasons of the Seattle Mariners
Came to Seattle from a three-year stint broadcasting the Class AAA baseball games of the Hawaii Islanders
He has also been a longtime play-by-play man for the St. Louis Blues hockey team
Was named the 2001 Missouri Sportscaster of the Year
Also broadcast minor league hockey for Cincinnati from 1972-74.
: 31 seasons and retired
New York Yankees (1953-56), New York Giants (1957), Pittsburgh Pirates (1958-69), St. Louis Cardinals (1970-71), Oakland A's (1972-73), Boston Red Sox (1974-78), USA Game of the Week (1979-83)
Nicknamed "the Possum" when Enos Slaughter mocked his burr haircut in 1954
A veritable sidekick announcer in the Major Leagues, Woods teamed regularly with greats Mel Allen and Bob Prince
He then joined Ned Martin in an extremely popular Red Sox radio duo, calling the memorable 1975 and 1978 campaigns
He also worked with greats Red Barber, Jack Buck, and Russ Hodges
He embarked on his career by calling football games at the University of Iowa, replacing Ronald Reagan
Woods then moved to Atlanta to become the voice of the Southern Association Crackers, replacing Ernie Harwell
"Possum" was noted for his great memory behind the microphone.
: 20 years and retired
Spent entire career with the Astros, most recently as a color analyst on Fox Sports Net
Was also been the voice of the Houston Rockets since the 1986-87 season and has been the host of the Golf Texas series since the series debuted in 1995
He broadcast play-by-play for the Houston Oilers and college football, basketball and baseball
During his career, Worrell covered numerous national sports events, including the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby, the Indianapolis 500, the AFC Championship, the National League playoffs and the NCAA basketball tournament
The recipient of six "Best Sportscast" awards presented by UPI and the Texas Association of Broadcasters while he was sports director at KPRC Radio.
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