2004 Ford Frick Award nominees
Qualified active broadcasters | Qualified retired broadcasters
22 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.
24 years (Giants, 1977-78, 2001-; A's, 1980-81; Twins, 1984-86; Orioles, 1989-90, '92; Yankees, 1991; Marlins 1993-2000; ESPN, 2001), five with the Giants, including the last two on radio and television ... After teaming with Bay Area broadcasting legend 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.
14 years with the Mets (1987-93; 1997 - ) as a radio announcer on WADO and TV announcer on Fox Sports Net ... 31 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.
20 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 ... 43 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.
21 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 22-year career.
23 years (Reds, 1976-82; Astros, 1987 - ), the last 17 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.
10 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.
13 years, all with the Cardinals ... Also FOX Sports lead baseball announcer, teaming with Tim McCarver ... Has been with FOX for eight 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 five World Series (1996, '98. 2000-02), six LCS, four All-Star Games and Mark McGwire's 62nd home run in 1998 ... Began baseball broadcasting with the Louisviille Redbirds in 1989 ... The son of Jack Buck.
14 years (Braves, 1991-92, Mariners, 1993-95, FOX, 1996-2000; Cubs, 1998-;), the last six as the Cubs television voice ... A third generation play-by-play announcer, joining his grandfather Harry and father Skip ... Baseball resume includes one season as the radio play-by-play announcer for Minnesota's Orlando (AA) affiliate (1990), two years 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.
28 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.
24 years (Indians, 1979, '82; Brewers, 81; Red Sox, 1983 - ), the last 21 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.
27 years (Expos, 1974-76; Blue Jays, 1977-), the last 27 with the Blue Jays as radio play-by-play man...The only person to see every Blue Jays game...Broadcast for the Baseball Network, 1994-95 ... Play-byplay 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.
15 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).
40 years (Yankees, 1963-69; Angels, 1970-71; Padres, 1972-79, '81-), including 31 with the Padres ... Played nine years with the New York Yankees from 1949-58 ... Was American League Rookie of the Year in '49 and World Series MVP in 1950 ... After a stint in the Yankees' front office, stepped into the broadcast booth for the Bronx' Bombers in 1963 ... Over the next seven seasons, teamed with Mel Allen, Red Barber, Joe Garagiola and Phil Rizzuto ... Moved to southern California in 1970 and hosted the Angels' post-game show, in addition to anchoring evening sportscasts with KTLA-TV ... Took over as the voice of the Padres in 1972 ... Left the broadcast booth in 1980 for one season as the Padres field manager ... His trademark calls, "Oh Doctor" and "Hang a Star" have become synonymous with his 27 years in San Diego ... He also broadcast the "Game of the Week," League Championships and World Series for CBS Radio for 22 years.
18 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.
13 years (Astros, 1991-97; Rangers, 1998-), the last six with the Rangers ... Partners with Eric Nadel on the Rangers' radio network ... .Also worked in the television booth in ... .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.
32 years, all as the play-by-play radio voice of the Expos on the French network ... Also files daily reports from Florida during spring training and takes part on 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.
22 years (Angels, 1982-86; Giants, 1987-92; Mariners, 1993 - ), the last 11 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.
13 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.
18 years, all with the A's as their radio -- and for the last 15 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.
28 years, all with the Pirates, matching 1986 Ford Frick Award winner Bob Prince (1948-1975) for the longest tenure as a radio broadcaster with the club ... .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.
26 years (Orioles, 1970-73; Yankees, 1982-86; Twins, 1987 - ), the last 17 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.
15 years (New York Yankees, 1989-90; St. Louis, 1991-91; Cincinnati, 1993-2003) ... Overall, a 35-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.
21 years (A's, 1981-84; Giants, 1987-88; White Sox, 1989-91; Rockies, 1993-02), one 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.
14 years, all with the Indians ... Called 57 postseason games for the Tribe from 1994-99 and 2001, including all six (6) games from the 1995 World Series and all seven (7) 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 ... Cme 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).
27 years overall (Red Sox, 1975-81; White Sox, 1982-85, 90- ; Yankees, 1987-88), the last 14 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.
23 years (Yankees, 1978-80; Mets, 1984-), the last 20 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 ...
27 years (Brewers, 1977-88; Cleveland, 1989 - ), the last 15 with the Indians ... Has teamed with Tom Hamilton and Matt Underwood for six years in the Indians radio booth and second 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.
23 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.
19 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 was 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.
22 years (Twins, 1983; Brewers, 1984-95; Cubs, 1996-), the last eight with the Cubs as WGN Radio play-by-play voice ... has spent the last 14 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) ... Wworked 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).
18 years, the last seven (1997-) with the Orioles as a radio broadcaster for WBAL Radio ... Overall has 25 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.
22 years (Expos, 1982-86; Yankees, 1987-89; Blue Jays, 1990-96; Marlins, 1997-), the last seven 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 ... Teammed 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.
17 years (Yankees, 1986, 1995-; Braves, 1987; Twins, 1988-93), 10 with the Yankees, including the last nine 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.
12 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."
43 years (White Sox, 1961; Mets, 1962-); the last 42 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.
23 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 Lon Simmons on the San Francisco Giant broadcasts.
11 years (1993 - ), all with the Rockies as 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.
12 years (White Sox, 1992-95; A's, 1996-), the last eight 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.
17 seasons (Giants, 1987-92, 94-; Rockies, 1993), 16 with the Giants including the last 10, 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.
13 years, all with the Giants, in the television booth, and the last nine 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.
24 years, all with the Padres ... Has worked the last 23 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.
12 years (1980, Det; 1993 -, Bal), the last 11 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.
14 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 in 2003 ... 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 (1975-1983) ... Concluded his career with the Milwaukee Brewers (1983-1987).
35 years, all with the Royals ... The "Voice of the Royals" has broadcast exclusively for the same team, without interruption, in 5 different decades ... There are fewer than 10 people who have accomplished that feat, all of whom are Frick Award winners ... 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 1974-1998 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.
21 years, the last eight (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 ... 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.
16 years, all in Boston ... Provides the 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 ... Has covered the '92, '94 and '98 Winter Olympics for CBS.
27 years (A's, 1974; Rangers; 1978-79; Red Sox, 1980-82; Orioles, 1983-96; Giants, 1997-), the last 7 with the Giants 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 13-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).
19 years (Padres, 1989-92; Dodgers, 1985-88, '93-), 15 with the Dodgers including the last 11 ... 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.
18 seasons, 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 ... Named to the Hall of Fame in 1990.
20 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.
25 years, all with the Rangers, the last nine 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.
35 years (Angels, 1969-76; Mariners, 1977 - ), the last 27 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.
37 years, all with the Reds ... Has teamed with 2000 Frick Winner Marty Brennaman for the last 30 seasons ... Has been with the Reds for 52 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 ever to appear in a major league game, a record that still stands.
14 years (1990-91, Braves; 1993-01, Marlins; '01-, ESPN; 03-, Mets), the last was his first with the Mets as a television play-by-play announcer ... Last three 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).
17 years (Padres, 1987-90; Giants, 1991; Padres, 1992-), the last 12 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 1987-1990, 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 11 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 ... .Since1998 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.
15 years overall (White Sox, 1988-99; Detroit, 2000; Atlanta, 2001-), the last three 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.
11 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.
14 years, all in Oakland as the television voice of the Athletics ... In addition to his television assignments with the A's, he 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).
21 years (Reds, 1983-87; Giants, 1987-88; ESPN, 1989-95; Padres, 1995; Angels, 1996-), the last eight 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.
19 seasons (A's 1981-90; Giants, 1995-; Mariners, 2003-), the last nine 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.
27 years, all with the Dodgers ... In addition to television play-by-play duties, hosts 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.
16 years (White Sox, 1988-1999; Tigers, 2000; Braves, 2001-present) ... Has teamed with Bob Rathbun for the last three years as Fox Sport Net South's analyst for its Braves telecast package ... Spent the 2000 season broadcasting for the Tigers ... Was an analyst with the White Sox for 12 seasons, teaming with Ken Harrelson for 10 of the years ... One of four brothers to play professional baseball, Tom spent 18 seasons in the big leagues (1970-1987) with the Dodgers, Braves, Mariners, White Sox, Mets and Rangers as an outfielder/first baseman ... Began broadcasting while on the disabled list in 1984 with the White Sox and 1987 with the Rangers ... Worked for CNN as an off-season sports announcer, where he also covered the 1986 World Series.
11th year, all with the Tigers, and fifth year 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.
16 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 ten seasons in the majors with the Angels and Red Sox and hit. .278.
21 years (Mariners, 1983-91, '95-97, 99 - ; Tigers, 1992-94), including three stints covering 18 years 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.
20 years, the last two with the Mets as a radio qnd 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 1986-1989 ... Covered the United States Gold Medal Baseball team for NBC at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
16 years, all with the White Sox, the last 15 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 (1990-1997), 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 (1992-1997).
FRANCISCO ERNSTO RUIZ:
11 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.
23 years (Pirates 1981-90; Indians 1991-), the last 13 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.
14 years, all with the Cubs, as a WGN Radio color commentator ... Played for the Cubs from 1960-1973 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.
32 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.
17 years overall (Seattle, 1987-91; Atlanta, 1992 - present), the last 12 with the Braves ... Served as an analyst for the Seattle Mariners telecasts from 1987-1991 ... 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.
19 years (Expos, 1985-96; Yankees, 1997-), the last seven 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.
16 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.
27 years (Astros, 1977-84; Cubs, 1985-89; Yankees, 1990-94; ESPN, 1995-97; Devil Rays, 1998-), the last six in Tampa Bay ... Dewayne Staats 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-byplay 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).
19 years, all with the Cubs ... After a two-year absence (2001-02), returned to the television booth, where he had been from 1983-2000 ... 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.
21 years (Braves, 1982-87; Yankees, 1989-), the last 15 as the radio play-by-play man with the Yankees ... Has called every game over the last 15 seasons, without 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.
15 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 21 pitchers in history to win 300 games (324) ... Pitched for the Dodgers, Astros, Brewers, Athletics and Angels between 1966 and 1988.
16 years (Astros, 1985-86; Expos, 1989-90; Red Sox, 1993 - ), the last 11 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:
35 years (Expos, 1968-2000; Marlins, 2001-), the last three 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:
28 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.
10 years, all with the Piraes ... 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.
10 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.
24 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.
19 years, all with the Astros as color analyst on Fox Sports Net ... Has 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 has broadcast play-by-play for the Houston Oilers and college football, basketball and baseball ... During his career, Worrell has 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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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, California (1988-96) and Seattle (1986) 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, 1940-1942, 1946-1952; Red Sox, 1940-1942, 1946-1952; Indians, 1954-57) ... 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, 1976-1979, 1983-1988; Brewers, 1980-1981; Mets, 1982) ... 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 with the 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 (San Francisco, 1978; San Diego, 1979-89; Colorado, 1993-97; ESPN, 1990-present) 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; Houston, 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.
18 years and retired (Cardinals, 1984, 1995-2001; Rangers, 1985-1989; Mets, 1992-1993; Twins, 1994; ESPN, 1991-present) ... 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.
32 years, all with San Diego (1972-present) 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.
21 years total, all with Toronto Blue Jays ... 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; 79-89) 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.
ULPIANO COS VILLA:
10 seasons and retired, all with the California Angels (1983-1992) ... 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.
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.
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.
18 years, all with the Astros (1979-96) and retired ... Has spent 38 years with the Houston Astros organization as a player, front-office member, broadcaster and manager ... Began his radio and broadcasting duties after a 13-year (1964-76) career as one of Houston's all-time best pitchers ... Also spent the 1977 season pitching for the Cardinals ... On the mound, he won 137 games and holds a number of the organization's career pitching marks, was Houston's first 20-game winner (1969) and tossed a no-hitter (1976) ... On May 19, 2002, Astros retired his number 49 ... Moved from the broadcast booth to the dugout, managing the Astros from 1997-2001 where he won four division titles and NL Manager of the Year honors ... His book, This Ain't Brain Surgery, was published in 2003.
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.
17 years, mostly with Los Angeles Dodgers and retired ... 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 ... did national broadcasts for CBS from 1994-97 ... Braves announcer in 2000.
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, all with Chicago White Sox (1929-1943), Chicago Cubs (1929-1943), 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 seasons, all with San Francisco (1981-91) and retired ... Fuentes provided 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.
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 ... Besides baseball, broadcast Wisconsin University football for 30 years (1957-86), was the voice of the Green Bay Packers (1952-56) and did Marquette University basketball in the early 1950s ... Was once a minor league outfielder, where one of his stops was Green Bay ... Would later begin his 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 ... Claims to have been most influenced by Bert Wilson, a longtime radio broadcaster for the Cubs ... Also did radio broadcasts of the 1957 and 1958 World Series for NBC Radio ... Inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.
21 seasons with the Cleveland Indians (1932-1944, 1946-1953) 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.
20 years (Giants, 1979-86, 97-98; Yankees, 1987-88) and retired ... A respected voice in radio broadcasting, Greenwald 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.
30 seasons, Kansas City A's (1955-61), Milwaukee Braves (1964-65), Milwaukee Brewers (1970-79), Minnesota (1967-69), and Texas (1982-89), 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.
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.
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.
10 years, all with the Texas Rangers (1981, 1986-1989, 1991-1995) ... 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.
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.
14 seasons with the Boston Red Sox (1925-1938) and Boston Braves (1925-1938) 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."
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 (1944-54) and retired, with the Red Sox (1944-54) and Braves (1944-50) ... 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 (1959-1963, 1965-1996), 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.
30 years (1965-94) and retired, with the Blue Jays (1977-89), Yankees (1990-94) and NBC (1965-89) ... 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 and retired, with the Minnesota Twins (1979-88) and the Boston Red Sox (1993-2000) ... 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.
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.
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.
13 years (1923-35) and retired, for Westinghouse (1923-25) and NBC (1926-45) ... 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, 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, 1952-1953, 1957-1967) and retired ... Cleveland favorite, worked alongside great Jimmy Dudley for many years.
10 years, all with the Tigers (1985-1994), 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 (1964-1975), 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, all with the Blue Jays (1981-1996), 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, Detroit (1967-77, 1984-92) and Minnesota (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.
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 convinces the team to hire Rizzuto for the announcing booth the next season (where he will 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 (1936-1954), 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.
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.
45 years (1958-2002) and retired, all in the Bay Area for the Giants (1958-73, 76-78, 96-02) and the A's (1981-95) ... Began with KSFO with the transplanted New York Giants during their first season in San Francisco in 1958, teaming with legendary Giants' voice Russ Hodges ... Moved across the Bay in 1981 when KSFO obtained the rights to Oakland A's broadcasts ... Served as the A's play-by-play announcer for 15 years, before returning to the Giants in 1996 ... Also known as the voice of the San Francisco 49ers, he called action on the gridiron from 1957-80, and 1987-88 ... Broadcast for NBC in 1962.
17 years, mostly with the Montreal Expos ... played eighteen 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 1969-1971, 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.
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.
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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.
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 Dec. 12, 1968.
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 (1980-1992) ... 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.
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 long time 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.
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