Ford C. Frick Award: Qualified Active Broadcasters
Ford C. Frick Award: Qualified Active Broadcasters
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JUAN ALICEA: 31 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.
ROD ALLEN: 15 years, (Diamondbacks 1998-2002; Tigers (2003- ), spent five years with the Diamondbacks as a television and radio analyst, then spent the last nine years with the Tigers as Fox Sports Detroit’s television analyst…in addition provided analysis for FOX Saturday baseball regional broadcasts…recipient of Michigan Emmy in June 2006…prior to his work as a broadcaster served as Marlins hitting instructor from 1992-95…also enjoyed several brief stints as a player in the Major Leagues playing 15 games for the World Series Champion Detroit Tigers in 1984.
LARRY ANDERSEN: 15 years (1998- ), all with the Phillies, serving as a color analyst for both radio and television…Spent 25 years in professional baseball as a player, including 17 seasons in the majors with the Indians (1975-79), Mariners (1981-82), Phillies (1983-86, 93-94), Astros (1986-90), Red Sox (1990) and Padres (1991-92), going 40-39 with 49 saves, 3.15 ERA in 669 career games (1 start).
JOE ANGEL: 33 years (Giants, 1977-78, 2001-03; A’s, 1980-81; Twins, 1984-86; Orioles, 1989-90, ’92, 2004- ; Yankees, 1991; Marlins 1993-2000; ESPN, 2001), the last nine with the Orioles…Spent five years with the Giants, including two on radio and television…After teaming with Bay Area broadcasting legend and Ford Frick winner Lon Simmons on San Francisco broadcasts in 1977-78, the Bogota, Colombia native broadcast for the Oakland A’s (1980-81) and went from there…The play-by-play man for ESPN regional telecasts in 2001…The “Voice of the Marlins” from the birth of the franchise in 1993 through the 2000 campaign, covering the team in both radio and television booths…In addition to baseball, he broadcast Stanford University football for five years and University of San Francisco basketball for four seasons.
JUAN ANGEL AVILA: 15 years (1998- ), all with the Padres as the team’s
Spanish radio play-by-play and color announcer alongside longtime partner
Eduardo Ortega…Prior to joining Padres served as sports director of Channel 33
Telemundo in Mexico from 1995-98…Announced the Caribbean series from 1993-95
and again in 2005-06…Also works closely with the Padres’ Public Relations
department acting as a liaison to the Mexican and Spanish language media.
ALAN ASHBY: 15 years (Astros 1998-2006, Blue Jays 2007- ), the last five on the Blue Jays’ radio play-by-play team…Worked as Astros’ radio color commentator from 1998-2006…Former major league catcher who played 17 seasons, including two seasons with the Blue Jays…Appeared in 1,370 big league games and caught three no-hitters (Ken Forsch, Nolan Ryan, Mike Scott)…Inducted into Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.
URI BERENGUER: 10 years (2003- ), all with the Red Sox on the team’s Spanish radio broadcasts…Became lead announcer in May 2005 following the death of broadcast partner Juan Pedro Villaman…Worked for MLB Network in 2009 to call Caribbean Series…Nephew of former big league pitcher Juan Berenguer.
STEVE BLASS: 29 years (1983-84, 1986- ), 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…51 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.
BERT BLYLEVEN: 17 years (1996- ), all with the Twins as a television analyst…Pitched in the major leagues for 23 years, including 11 seasons with the Twins, retired following the 1992 season…The native of Zeist, Holland, broke in with the Twins in 1970 at the age of 19…Also pitched at the major league level with Texas, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and California…On baseball’s all-time list, ranks fifth in strikeouts (3,701), 11th in games started (685), ninth in shutouts (60), 14th in innings (4,970), and 27th in wins (287). ..A.L. Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1970 and A.L. Comeback Player of the Year in 1989. Bert pitched in two All-Star Games, three Championship series and two World Series with the Twins and Pirates…Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2011.
DICK BREMER: 29 years, all with the Twins (1983-85, 1987- )…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.
THOM BRENNAMAN: 23 years (Cubs, 1992-97; Diamondbacks, 1998-2006; Reds, 1990-91, 2007- ), with the Reds, Cubs, Diamondbacks and the FOX television network…Returned to Reds in 2007 following a stint with the team from 1990-91…Joined the Diamondbacks as director of broadcasting in 1996, two years before the team began playing, and broadcast games for them for nine seasons, from 1998-2006…From 1990-95, called Cubs games for WGN-TV and Radio, sharing the booths with Harry Caray, Bob Brenly, Steve Stone and Ron Santo…Broke in with the Reds (1988-89), working with Hall of Famer Johnny Bench…. Has also covered professional and college football…Has also covered college basketball…The son of 2000 Ford Frick Award winner Marty Brennaman.
BILL BROWN: 33 years (Reds, 1976-82; Astros, 1987- ), the last 26 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.
GREG BROWN: 19 years (1994- ), 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 sports talk 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.
RODGER BRULOTTE: 19 years (Expos, 1984-2001; Blue Jays, 2012)…Spent 12 seasons as the color-man on Expos TV and RDS’ package of, All-Star games and postseason coverage…Also spent 17 years as an analyst on the Expos' French radio broadcasts…Returned to TV booth in 2012 for Blue Jays’ French language 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.
JOE BUCK: 21 years (1991-2007), all with the Cardinals and also FOX Sports lead baseball announcer, teaming with Tim McCarver…Has been with FOX for 15 seasons (1996- )… Has won multiple Emmy Awards…Began with FOX baseball at age 27, becoming the youngest play-by-play announcer to call a World Series since Vin Scully (25) in 1953…Has broadcast 12 World Series (1996, 98, 2000-09), 13 LCS and Mark McGwire’s 62nd home run in 1998…Began baseball broadcasting with the Louisville Redbirds in 1989…The son of 1987 Ford C. Frick winner Jack Buck.
CHIP CARAY: 21 years (Braves, 1991-92, 2005- ; Mariners, 1993-95; FOX, 1996-2000; Cubs, 1998-04), in the eighth year of his second stint with the Braves…A third generation play-by-play announcer, joining his grandfather Harry and father Skip…Baseball resume also includes one season as the radio play-by-play announcer for Minnesota's Orlando (AA) affiliate (1990), his first two major league seasons broadcasting the Atlanta Braves (1991-1992) and three campaigns with the Seattle Mariners (1993-1995)…Spent five years as a member of the Fox Network's Saturday baseball coverage (1996-2000), including three years as a studio host…Broadcast career also includes nine seasons as the television play-by-play voice of the NBA's Orlando Magic and stints calling both University of Florida and Florida State University football and basketball games for the Sunshine Network.
BOB CARPENTER: 28 years (Cardinals, 1984, 1995-01, 2004-05; Rangers, 1985-89; Mets, 1992-93; Twins, 1994; ESPN, 1990-04; Nationals 2006- ), the last seven with the Nationals…Moved to Washington Nationals TV broadcasts in 2006 after 10 years with the Cardinals on television…Began his broadcasting career in 1976 as the play-by-play voice of the Triple-A Tulsa Oilers…Since then, the St. Louis native has worked in the broadcast booths of the Cardinals, Rangers, Mets and Twins…Was nominated for a New York Emmy with the Mets in 1993, then won Mid-America Emmys for his Cardinals work in 1996 and 1997, and was nominated in 1998 and 2001…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.
JOE CASTIGLIONE: 33 years (Indians, 1979, ’82; Brewers, 1981; Red Sox, 1983- ), the last 30 as the lead radio announcer in Boston…Covered the Cleveland Indians on television in 1979 and 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.
GARY COHEN: 24 years (1989- ), all with the Mets in the broadcast booth…Has done play-by-play for CBS Radio and ESPN Radio…From 1993-2003 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).
JACK CORRIGAN: 27 years (Indians, 1985-01; Rockies, 2003- ), the first 17 with the Indians and 10 with the Rockies…Joined the Rockies after 17 years in the Cleveland Indians television booth…His 17 years of broadcasting Tribe games on TV was the longest tenure among television announcers in Indians history…Has also broadcast for the Cleveland Cavaliers (1982-88) and published his first novel in 2005.
VINCE COTRONEO: 20 years (Astros, 1991-97; Rangers, 1998-03, Athletics, 2006- )…Joined the Athletics radio team after stints with two other clubs…Partnered with Eric Nadel on the Rangers’ radio network….Also worked in the television booth….Began his career with the Class A Lynchburg Mets in 1984…Spent the next three seasons with the Class AA El Paso Diablos in the Milwaukee system and was selected as the National Association’s Minor League Announcer of the Year in his one season (1988) with the Class AAA Iowa Cubs…Joined the Houston organization the following year and was the radio voice of the Class AAA Tucson Toros in 1989 and 1990.
BOB DAVIS: 16 years (1997- ), all with the Kansas City Royals…Play-by-play voice of the Royals television network…Has been the voice of the University of Kansas Jayhawks for the past 25 years…A 13-time recipient of the Kansas Sportscaster of the Year Award…Inducted into Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2006.
JIM DESHAIES: 16 years (1997- ), all with the Houston Astros, fulfilling both radio and television color commentary duties…Pitched for five major league teams, posting an 84-95 lifetime record…Established a modern-day ML record in 1986 by striking out the first eight batters he faced in a start against the Dodgers.
DAN DICKERSON: 13 years (2000- ), all with Tigers, the last nine as the radio play-by-play voice of the team…Won 2008 Ty Tyson Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award presented by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association…Named Michigan Sportscaster of the Year in 2005 and 2006 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
JACQUES DOUCET: 34 years (Expos, 1972-2004; Blue Jays, 2012- )…Spent 33 years as the play-by-play radio voice of the Expos on the French network before taking over as French play-by-play TV voice of the Blue Jays…Also filed daily reports from Florida during spring training and took part in the network’s special baseball radio shows…Prior to radio covered the club as a beat writer for the daily newspaper La Presse…For many years, he did the play-by-play for the Championship and World Series games…Inducted to the Quebec Baseball Hall of Fame in May 2002 and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in June of 2003.
DICK ENBERG: 14 years (California Angels, 1968-78, 1985; NBC, 1982; Padres 2010- ), the last three with the Padres as their television play-by-play voice…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.
ED FARMER: 23 years (1990- ), all with the White Sox, as color commentator and play-by-play broadcaster 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.
RAY FOSSE: 27 years (1986- ), all with the A’s, including the last 24 years as their television analyst...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.
GEORGE FRAZIER: 16 years (Twins, 1993; ESPN; Home Sports Entertainment, The Baseball Network; Rockies, 1998- ), the last 15 with the Rockies as a TV analyst… Pitched 10 seasons in the major leagues (1978-87), making trips to the World Series with the Yankees and Twins…Selected by the Brewers in the ninth round of the 1976 draft.
TITO FUENTES: 22 seasons, all with San Francisco (1981-92, 2004- )…Fuentes provides color commentary as well as pre-game and post-game analysis for Spanish-language radio…A former Major League second baseman, he played with the Giants for 10 seasons…He was a .268 hitter for his career.
DAN GLADDEN: 13 years (2000- ), all with Minnesota …Gladden works as a color commentator and play-by-play broadcaster for the Twins Radio Network…Played in the Major Leagues for 11 years with the Giants, Twins and Tigers…Was a key ingredient in the Twins’ 1987 and ’91 World Series Championships.
DREW GOODMAN: 11 years, (2002- ) all with Colorado…Earned Colorado Sportscaster of the Year honor from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 2010…Prior to becoming the Rockies’ play-by-play TV voice in 2002, worked select MLB telecasts for FOX Sports and hosted Rockies Weekly and the Colorado Rockies Pregame Report…Served as play-by-play TV voice of NBA’s Denver Nuggets from 1994-2004.
MARK GRANT: 16 years (1997- ), all with the San Diego Padres…Serves as a television color analyst…Spent eight seasons in the majors with six different teams, including four with the Padres (1987-90)…Posted a 22-32 lifetime record with an ERA of 4.31 in 233 big league games…Began his broadcasting career with KFMB Radio in 1994 as a sports anchor and talk show host.
TOM GRIEVE: 18 years (1995- ), all with the Rangers, as the analyst in the television booth…The Rangers’ Vice President and General Manager from 1984-94 and has been with the Washington/Texas franchise for nearly 34 of his 35 years in professional baseball…Was the Senators’ first round pick in the October, 1966 free agent draft…Played in the majors with the Senators, Rangers, Mets, and Cardinals from 1970-79…Joined the Rangers’ front office as director of group sales in 1980, became assistant director of player development in 1981, and was promoted to director of player development after the 1982 season.
TOM HAMILTON: 23 years (1990- ), all with the Indians…Called 57 postseason games for the Tribe from 1994-99 and 2001, including all six games from the 1995 World Series and all seven games from the 1997 World Series…Provides commentary for all 162 regular season games and 20 spring training contests on WTAM and the Indians Radio Network…Came to the Indians after spending three seasons as a broadcaster for the AAA Columbus Clippers, the top farm club of the New York Yankees…A five-time recipient of the Ohio Sportscaster of the Year Award (1997, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006).
KEN HARRELSON: 35 years overall (Red Sox, 1975-81; White Sox, 1982-85, 91- ; Yankees, 1987-88), the last 22 with the White Sox…The 2000 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year…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 New York, 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.
ERWIN HIGUEROS: 24 years (A’s, 1989-97; Giants, 1998- ) as a broadcaster, the last 15 in the Giants Spanish language radio booth...Broadcast for both the Giants and A's in 1997...Broadcast the NLDS for FOX Sports International for three seasons (2004-06)...Started with the A's in 1988 as a radio producer...From 1989-94, shared broadcast duties with Amaury Pi Gonzales on A's Spanish radio...Handled play-by-play of A's games for Telemundo from 1994-97...Also broadcast Oakland Raiders games and games of the San Jose Sharks.
JERRY HOWARTH: 32 years (Blue Jays 1981- ), 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.
AL HRABOSKY: 27 years (1987- ), 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 FSN Midwest…During a 13-year major league career in which he compiled 97 saves and earned Fireman of the Year honors in 1975, was already preparing himself for broadcasting by working as a sportscaster for a St. Louis TV station...Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
REX HUDLER: 12 years (Angels, 1999-2009; Royals, 2012), returning to the booth with the Royals in 2012… Called Angels’ television games on Fox Sports Net West and radio games on KCOP, along with selected games on AM 830... Began career as correspondent for Good Morning America during the 1997 MLB Playoffs and 1998 Super Bowl… Two-time Television Color Analyst of the Year winner in Southern California (2003, 2005)… Featured in several video games along side Giants play-by-play announcer Jon Miller (2004 ESPN MLB, MLB 2K3, and 2006-08 MLB The Show)… Followed a 13-season MLB career that saw action with six clubs… first-team All-America in high school in football and signed a letter of intent to play at Notre Dame before being drafted… Inducted into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.
PAT HUGHES: 30 years (Twins, 1983; Brewers, 1984-95; Cubs, 1996- ), the last 17 with the Cubs as WGN Radio play-by-play voice…Was the play-by-play voice for Marquette University's basketball team from 1988-2004…Began his baseball play-by-play career in the minor leagues, calling action for the San Jose Missions (1978-1981) and for the Columbus Clippers (1982)…Worked in Minnesota in 1983 as the TV voice of the Twins…Named the Illinois Sportscaster of the Year in 1996 and 1999…Earned Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year Award honors three times (1990-1992).
JIM HUNTER: 27 years, the last 16 (1997- ) with the Orioles as a radio broadcaster for WBAL Radio and MASN-TV…Overall has 30 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 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.
TOMMY HUTTON: 31 years (Expos, 1982-86; Yankees, 1987-89; Blue Jays, 1990-96; Marlins, 1997- ), the last 16 with the Marlins as a television analyst...Worked as the color analyst for the 2000 National League Championship Series and World Series for Major League Baseball International…Spent seven seasons as a color commentator with the Toronto Blue Jays and did weekly telecasts for ESPN…Teamed with Marlins radio broadcaster Dave Van Horne in Montreal…Major League playing career spanned 12 years, playing first base for the Dodgers, Phillies, Blue Jays and Expos.
MARIO IMPEMBA: 18 years (Angels, 1995-2001; Tigers, 2002- ), the last 11 with the Tigers as Fox Sports Net’s play-by-play announcer… Before joining the Fox Sports Detroit broadcast team, Impemba spent the previous seven seasons as the radio voice of the Anaheim Angels...also served as a fill-in TV play-by-play announcer for the Angels during his final three years in Anaheim…Prior to joining the Angels in 1995, spent four seasons (1991-94) calling games for the Tucson Toros of the Pacific Coast League…Was the voice of the Quad City Angels Single A team in Davenport, IA from 1989-90...spent 1987-88 in Peoria, IL, where he announced games for the Single A Peoria Chiefs….Won Michigan Emmy in 2006 for his play-by-play work.
DARRIN JACKSON: 13 years (White Sox, 2000- ), all with White Sox…Joined Ken Harrelson in the television booth from 2000-08, moved to radio booth in 2009 with play-by-play man Ed Farmer…has provided color commentary for Sox telecasts on WGN-TV, Comcast SportsNet and WCIU-TV…In 2001, worked several FOX Saturday afternoon “Game of the Week” broadcasts…played for the Cubs, Padres, Blue Jays, Mets, White Sox, Twins and Brewers from 1985-1999.
TODD KALAS: 20 years (Mets, 1992-93; Phillies, 1994-96; Rays, 1998- ), the last 15 with Tampa Bay…Serves as the team’s pre-game host and in-game reporter, along with play-by-play and color duties on the team’s radio and television networks…Has worked on the radio broadcast teams of both the Mets and Phillies…Also does college basketball, football, baseball and arena football play-by-play…Son of 2002 Ford C. Frick winner Harry Kalas.
LEN KASPER: 11 years (Marlins 2002-04, Cubs 2005- ), the last eight with the Cubs as television play-by-play voice…Prior to joining Marlins, did select Milwaukee Brewers games from 1999-2001…Broadcast career included a stint as morning sports anchor at WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee, where he spent almost eight years…Hosted pregame and halftime shows for the Green Bay Packers radio network.
MICHAEL KAY: 21 years (1992- ), all with the Yankees, including the last 11 as play-by-play Announcer for the YES Network and WWOR-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.”
KEN KORACH: 21 years (White Sox, 1992-95; A’s, 1996- ), the last 17 with Oakland…Has handled Oakland’s radio play-by-play as the team’s lead voice for the last six years…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.
MIKE KRUKOW: 22 years (Giants, 1991- ), all with the Giants, in the television booth, and the last 17 on the radio side as well… A seven-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.
DUANE KUIPER: 28 years (Giants, 1985, 1987-92, 94- ; Rockies, 1993), 26 with the Giants including the last 18, currently, in the Comcast SportsNet Bay Area 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…Has won a total of seven Emmy Awards… 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.
RYAN LEFEBVRE: 18 years (Twins, 1995-98; Royals, 1999- ), the last 14 in the Royals broadcast booth…First four seasons were with the Twins after being hired at the age of 24, one year after graduating from college…Worked both television and radio for the Twins and broadcast University of Minnesota football, hockey and volleyball…Was drafted in the 27th round of the 1993 June Free Agent Draft by the Cleveland Indians and played one season in the New York-Penn League…The son of former big league player and manager Jim Lefebvre.
TED LEITNER: 33 years, all with the Padres (1980- )…Has worked the last 32 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.
JOSH LEWIN: 17 years (Orioles, 1995-96; Cubs, 1997; Tigers, 1998-2001; Rangers 2002-2010; Mets 2012), joining the Mets in 2012 in the radio booth after nine seasons in the Rangers’ TV booth… Prior to Texas, called Tigers games on Fox Sports Net Detroit from 1998-2001…Previously was a member of the Chicago Cubs WGN-TV broadcast team in 1997 and did radio games for the Baltimore Orioles in 1995 and 1996…Has been a part of Fox Saturday national baseball coverage since 1996 and announced games for Fox Sports Net’s Baseball Thursday package from 1998-2001…Broadcast both ALDS and NLDS playoff games for Fox in 2001 and 2002, and in 2003, was a dugout reporter during the ALDS and NLCS.
STEVE LYONS: 17 years (FOX Game of the Week, 1996-2006; Diamondbacks, 2003; Dodgers, 2005- ), the last seven as part of the Dodgers broadcast team…Began FOX career as an analyst for Saturday Baseball Game of the Week studio show, and made the transition to baseball analysis for Fox’s game coverage in 1997…Also served as one of the primary anchors on the Fox Sports Net News Desk, broadcast nightly across all 21 FSN regions…Has earned an Emmy Award and two additional Emmy nominations during his tenure with the network...Also served as a color analyst on the Arizona Diamondbacks broadcasts for 50 games in 2003…Had nine-year major league career (1985-93) included playing for the 1986 AL Champion Boston Red Sox and 1992 NL Champion Atlanta Braves.
JOE MAGRANE: 16 years (ESPN, 1997; Devil Rays, 1998-2008, MLB Network 2009- ), 10 as a color analyst on the Rays TV team before joining MLB Network in 2009…Worked regional ESPN MLB games during the 1997 season prior to his tenure with Tampa Bay…Served as a post-game reporter for the NLCS in 2002…Provided color analysis for baseball coverage at the last two summer Olympic Games…Spent 10 years in the majors, compiling a 56-67 record and reaching a World Series with the Cardinals…Finished third in the N.L. Cy Young voting in 1989, posting 18 wins.
FRED MANFRA: 21 years (Tigers, 1980; Orioles, 1993- ), the last 20 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 NBA All-Star Games (1985-91), among others.
RICK MANNING: 23 years (1990- ), all with Cleveland…Color commentator for SportsTime Ohio and WKYC-TV…Began his professional baseball career with the Cleveland Indians as the No. 1 selection in the 1972 June Draft…The first 8½ years of his 13-year major league career were spent in Cleveland (1975-83)…Concluded his career with the Milwaukee Brewers (1983-87).
BUCK MARTINEZ: 26 years (Blue Jays, 1987-91, 2010- ; ESPN, 1992-02; Orioles, 2003-2009), returning to the Blue Jays in 2010 as a television play-by-play broadcaster… First broadcasting job came in 1982, when he covered the ALCS, the World Series and the All-Star Game for the Telemedia Radio Network…Television broadcast career began in 1987 as a color commentator for the Toronto Blue Jays on The Sports Network…Began working with ESPN radio and television in 1992, a position he held through the 2002 season…In 1995, Martinez was awarded a Sports EMMY Award for his work on ESPN's coverage of Cal Ripken's 2,131st consecutive game…Signed in 1967 by the Phillies and spent 23 years as a catcher in professional baseball with the Royals, Brewers and Blue Jays organization...Also served as manager for Toronto in 2001 and part of the 2002 season.
ANDY MASUR: 14 years (Cubs 1999-2006, Padres 2007- ), the last six with San Diego… Began baseball career with the Chicago Cubs as pre- and post-game host, as well as secondary play-by-play… Moved to Padres in 2007… Began career as a disc jockey in Peoria, Illinois… Has also called University of San Diego and Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball.
TOM McCARTHY: 12 years (Phillies 2001-05, 2008- ; Mets 2006-07), the last five as the Phillies’ play-by-play television voice…Worked two seasons on the Mets’ radio team…Spent six seasons with Trenton Thunder in media relations, broadcasting and front office capacities…Served as radio voice of Saint Joseph’s University men’s basketball from 2004-09…Also served as voice of Rutgers football (2001-03) and Princeton football (1995-2000) and men’s basketball (1995-2003)…In 2007, received the Radio/TV Excellence Award from the New Jersey Sportswriters Association.
DAN McLAUGHLIN: 13 years (2000- ), all with Cardinals… Serves as play-by-play announcer on television broadcasts FS Midwest…Covered St. Louis Blues for 12 years on FSN and CW 11… Called University of Missouri, Missouri Valley Conference, and Horizon League men’s basketball.
HECTOR MOLINA: 16 years (Cubs, 1987-88; White Sox, 1992-99, 2012; Brewers, 2003-2007)…Began his career broadcasting baseball and commentating on sports in Puerto Rico…Announced for the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears for two years…Was the play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox from 1992-99…Spent tours in Vietnam with the Army (1966-69) and the Navy (1973)…Spent five years with the Milwaukee Brewers on Telemundo Wisconsin’s Spanish TV coverage…Returned to White Sox booth in 2012.
RICK MONDAY: 27 years (Padres, 1989-92; Dodgers, 1985-88, 1994- ), 23 with the Dodgers including the last 19…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.
JOSE MOTA: 16 years (Game of the Week, 1997-01; DirecTV, 2001; Angels, 2002- ), including 10 with the Angels’ Spanish radio booth and the last three in the Angels’ English radio booth…Worked play-by-play for DirecTV’s intercontinental MLB broadcasts in 2001, providing weekly coverage to 26 Latin American countries…Worked FOX “Game of the Week” in Spanish for five years, including MLB post-season play and “NFL Sunday” broadcasts…Played in the major leagues with the Padres (1991) and Royals (1995)…Made his acting debut as shortstop “Jose Garcia” in Kevin Coster’s For Love of the Game.
ERIC NADEL: 34 years (1979- ), all with Texas, the last 18 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 20 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.
DAVE O’BRIEN: 18 years (Braves, 1990-91; Marlins, 1993-2001; ESPN, 2001- ; Mets, 2003-05; Red Sox, 2007- ), the last six with the Red Sox radio team…Also the lead announcer for ESPN baseball…Worked for the Mets for three seasons…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).
ENRIQUE OLIU: 15 years (Rays 1998- ) as color analyst on the Rays Spanish broadcast…born in Nicaragua, Oliu came to the United States at age 10 and attended the St. Augustine School for the Blind…Called his first professional action in 1989 for the Jacksonville Expos and then served as color commentator for the St. Petersburg Pelicans of the Senior Professional Baseball League…Also served as public address announcer for Florida College baseball in Tampa for seven years…regular contributor on Solamete Pelota on XM Satellite Radio, has hosted his own show on WQBN 1300-AM…Called action for Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football League from 2003-05 and served as the Spanish voice for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002-03…In 2008, Oliu was inducted into the Florida College Sports Hall of Fame and has been the subject of a documentary by Rosemont Productions.
ELENO ORNELAS: 13 years (Rangers 2000- ), all with Rangers, the last 10 as the team’s lead Spanish play-by-play announcer…Began broadcasting career at KRVA radio in Dallas in 1993 before moving to KESS-AM as a full-time sports announcer in 1998…Has also done radio play-by-play for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and covered the Dallas Cowboys at KESS…Does Spanish radio broadcasts for NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.
DON ORSILLO: 12 years (Red Sox 2001- ), all with Red Sox as TV play-by-play voice on NESN…Named Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year in 2005 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association…Two-time Emmy Award winner for outstanding play-by-play.
EDUARDO ORTEGA: 26 years (Padres, 1987-90, ’92- ; Giants, 1991), the last 21 in San Diego as the Spanish voice of the Padres on radio and television…The Tijuana native’s credentials include a stint calling Padres road games from 1987-90, a season as the voice of the San Francisco Giants in 1991, four years as play-by-play man for the Tijuana Potros of the Mexican Pacific League and the last 12 seasons as the lead play-by-play voice of the Padres…Since 1993 has broadcast the playoffs and World Series for various outlets including CBS Radio’s Hispanic Network and Cadena Latina, teaming with Ford Frick winners Jaime Jarrin and Felo Ramirez…In 2000, 2001 and 2002 he was chosen to broadcast the All-Star Game, bringing the action to millions of fans across Latin America….Since 1998 has handled the play-by-play for the worldwide telecast of the Caribbean World Series…Named Sports Ambassador of Tijuana by Major Jose Guadalupe Osuna Milam in November of 1998, and was honored at 1997 Sportscaster of the Year by the Sportswriters Association of Tijuana.
JIM PALMER: 20 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 Hall of Fame in 1990.
STEVE PHYSIOC: 27 years (Reds, 1983-87; Giants, 1987-88; ESPN, 1989-95; Padres, 1995; Angels, 1996-2009; TBS, 2010; Royals, 2012), returning to the radio and TV both in 2012 with the Royals…Spent 14 seasons as the television play-by-play voice of Angels baseball on FOX Sports Net and KCAL 9 from 1996-2009…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.
AMAURY PI-GONZALEZ: 32 seasons (A’s 1981-90, 2009-10; Giants, 1995-2006; Mariners, 2003-2006; Angels 2007-2008, 2011-), re-joining the Angels in 2011 after two seasons with the A’s…Joined the Angels in 2007 after spending the previous 12 seasons 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…He is the only Major League Baseball announcer to have broadcasted in Spanish for four major league teams (A’s, Giants, Mariners, Angels)…A multi-sport broadcaster, he has covered the World Series, the Super Bowl, boxing, basketball and soccer for Spanish radio.
JIM POWELL: 19 years (Twins, 1993-94; Brewers, 1996-2008; Braves, 2009- ), the last three on the Braves radio network…Named the 1998 Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year and is a three-time Sportscaster of the Year in South Carolina…Was a play-by-play announcer in the minor leagues with the Charlotte Knights and Columbia Mets…Also worked for CBS radio on college football.
JIM PRICE: 20 years (Tigers 1993- ), all with Detroit, and 14th 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 color commentary for ESPN college baseball and anchoring weekend sports on Detroit’s WJBK-TV.
LUIS “YIKY” QUINTANA: 11 years (2002- ), all with the Marlins as the team’s Spanish radio play-by-play announcer…Quintana began his career as a writer for several Cuban sports magazines and newspapers…Worked for TV Cubana in 1980-93 as sports commentator and play-by-play announcer for national and international championships in baseball, volleyball, basketball and boxing, among other sports…Quintana later worked in Venezuela and is a member of the National Cuban Hall of Fame (Class of 2007) for his contributions to sports journalism.
MIGUEL QUINTANA: 14 years (1999- ), all with Diamondbacks on radio play-by-play… Began career as 15-year-old sportswriter for El Sol in Agua Prieta, Sonora… Joined KIFN radio (now KVVA) in Phoenix as sports commentator in 1981 and later moved to KTVW… Also worked in Los Angeles for KVEA-TV before returning to Phoenix in 1995 to serve as play-by-play voice for Arizona Sandsharks indoor soccer team… Selected as one of the stadium announcers for the inaugural World Baseball Classic.
JERRY REMY: 25 years (1988- ), all with the Red Sox providing television color commentary…Served as a commentator for the national Game of the Week with the FOX network…Played 10 seasons in the majors with the Angels and Red Sox and batted .275…Elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006 for his playing and broadcasting accomplishments…Named Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 2004.
RICK RIZZS: 30 years (Mariners, 1983-91, ’95- ; Tigers, 1992-94), including two stints covering 26 seasons with the Mariners…Teamed with 2008 Frick Award winner 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.
TED ROBINSON: 22 years (A’s, 1980; Twins, 1984, 1988-92, 2011; Giants, 1993-2001; Mets, 2002-05), returning to the Twins in 2011…From 1993-2001 was one of the play-by-play voices for the San Francisco Giants… Worked as the voice of the Minnesota Twins in 1984 and again from 1988-1992, and called games for the Oakland Athletics in 1980…The play-by-play announcer for NBC's Baseball Game of the Week from 1986-89…Covered the United States Gold Medal Baseball team for NBC at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
COOKIE ROJAS: 10 years (2003- ), all with the Marlins as analyst
on SAP television broadcasts…Also served as color
commentator on ESPN Spanish Radio from 2003-06…Rojas spent 16 seasons (1962-77)
as a big league player with the Reds, Phillies, Cardinals and Royals, earning
five All-Star Game berths while compiling 1,660 hits and a .263 batting
average…Managed the California Angels in 1988 and the Marlins in 1996.
VICTOR ROJAS: 10 years (Diamondbacks, 2003; Rangers, 2004-08; Angels 2009- ), joined the Angels as play-by-play in 2009 after a stint as a studio host with MLB Network…Before joining the MLB Network in late December, 2008, Rojas spent five seasons as a member of the Texas Rangers television and radio broadcast teams, calling play-by-play as well as providing analysis…Rojas came to Texas after spending the 2003 season doing both play-by-play and analysis for the Arizona Diamondbacks broadcasts…Prior to breaking into Major League broadcasting with the Diamondbacks, Rojas spent two seasons calling television and radio play-by-play for the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League, where he was also hired as the team's Assistant General Manager before becoming General Manager…A former pitcher in the Angels organization, Rojas' career eventually led to coaching….The son of former big league All-Star and Angels manager Cookie Rojas, Victor was on the Florida Marlins baseball staff in 1993 and served as pitching coach at Rio Grande in the Texas-Louisiana League in 1994.
JOHN ROONEY: 26 years (Twins, 1987; White Sox, 1988-05, Cardinals, 2006- ), joined Mike Shannon in the Cardinals radio booth in 2006…Teamed with Ed Farmer on the White Sox Radio Network for the previous 12 seasons… Spent the 1988 season, his first with the Sox, in the television booth…A nationally recognized broadcaster, his major league baseball assignments have included the division series (1995-97, 2002), league championship series (1987-97), All-Star games (1990-97), World Series (1987-97) and the FOX Saturday afternoon “Game of the Week” (1996-98)…Began his baseball broadcasting career at the Class AAA level, spending the 1981-82 seasons with the Oklahoma 89ers and the 1983-84 campaigns with the Louisville Redbirds…He also broadcast the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, including the Final Four (1984-2002)…The first recipient of the Bill Teegins Award, presented in memory of the Oklahoma State broadcaster who lost his life in a tragic plane crash on 1/27/01…Handled play-by-play on CBS Radio’s NFL Game of the Week (1992-97).
HOWIE ROSE: 22 years (Mets, 1987-1991, 1994- ), including last nine as Mets’ play-by-play radio voice…Won the 1995 Dick Young Award from the New York Baseball Scouts for service to baseball within the media…Received the Broadcast Media Award from the Nassau County Sports Commission in 2002…Also broadcasts for New York Islanders…won two Emmys for coverage of the Islanders…Won the New York State Broadcasters Award for play-by-play work during the 1994 Stanley Cup Playoffs…Sas broadcast baseball, hockey, basketball, and soccer…Has been a sportscaster for WCBS Radio, NBC Radio Network, WFAN, Fox Sports New York/MSG.
BILL SCHROEDER: 18 years (1995- ), all with the Brewers as the team’s television color commentator…Began broadcasting in 1998 on WTMJ Radio…Spent eight seasons in the majors with the Brewers and Angels…Caught Juan Nieves’ no-hitter in 1987.
GREG SCHULTE: 15 years (1998- ), all with the Diamondbacks as the team’s play-by-play radio announcer…Called the Diamondbacks World Series championship in 2001…joined the Diamondbacks after 14 years at KTAR…Served 15 years with the Phoenix Suns and also called Arizona State football and baseball games.
MIKE SHANNON: 41 years (1972- ), all with the Cardinals…The Cardinals radio announcer 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.
DAN SHULMAN: 17 years (Blue Jays, 1995-01; ESPN, 1995- ), taking over as the voice of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball package in 2011…Spent the previous eight years as play-by-play commentator on ESPN Radio…Handled play-by-play of the Toronto Blue Jays on The Sports Network (TSN), Canada’s national sports network for seven years…Joined ESPN in 1995 as a play-by-play commentator for baseball and college basketball…Has called post-season games for the network since 1998… Has also called professional hockey and basketball games for TSN.
JOE SIMPSON: 25 years (Mariners, 1987-91; Braves, 1992- ), the last 21 with Atlanta…Served as an analyst for the Seattle Mariners telecasts from 1987-91…Earned the prestigious Georgia Sportscaster of the Year for the first time in his career in 1996…An All-American outfielder/first baseman at the University of Oklahoma, Simpson went on to play professionally for 11 seasons…He began his career in 1973 as a third round draft pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers…After several brief stints with the parent club, Simpson joined the Seattle Mariners prior to the start of the 1979 season…Remained with the Mariners until the 1983 season, when he finished his big league career with the Kansas City Royals.
KEN SINGLETON: 28 years (Expos, 1985-96; Yankees, 1997- ), the last 16 in New York as a Yankees analyst and play-by-play broadcaster...In 1998, he was part of MSG’s production team that won four New York Emmys for its Yankees coverage…Joined YES Network in 2002… 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’ all-time leaders in most offensive categories, including HR, RBI and batting average…A three-time All-Star with a 1983 World Championship ring.
CHARLIE SLOWES: 15 years (Devil Rays 1998-2004; Nationals 2005- ), the last eight years in Washington as the Nationals radio play-by-play announcer…Joined the Devil Rays in their inaugural season as their radio announcer and spent seven seasons in Tampa Bay…know for his trademark “Bang Zoom” tag line…Also served as the radio announcer for the NBA’s Washington Bullets from 1987-1997…Worked at KMOX Radio in St. Louis for three years (1984-86), during which time he was exposed to broadcasting greats Bob Costas and Jack Buck while working in a variety of on-air functions for St. Louis University, the St. Louis Blues, the St. Louis baseball Cardinals and the St. Louis football Cardinals.
OSCAR SORIA: 14 years (1999- ), all as the play-by-play voice on the Diamondbacks’ Spanish broadcasts…Spent 20 seasons as a broadcaster with Mexican Pacific League’s Hermosillo Naranjeros…Writes a daily column for El Imparcial, Hermosillo’s daily newspaper…Has called Mexican Pacific League and Caribbean Series games for ESPN Deportes…Provided play-by-play for inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006.
DEWAYNE STAATS: 35 years (Astros, 1977-84; Cubs, 1985-89; Yankees, 1990-94; ESPN, 1995-97; Rays, 1998- ), the last 15 in Tampa Bay…Called his 5,000th big league game in 2010…Before joining the Rays spent three years calling play-by-play for ESPN in a variety of sports, including Major League Baseball and NCAA baseball, basketball and football…Began his major league play-by-play career as the radio and TV voice of the Astros from 1977-84, then called radio and TV action for the Cubs from 1985-89…Was the lead play-by-play announcer for the Yankees and also spent the 1994-95 seasons calling action for The Baseball Network (ABC/NBC)…Began his career as a sports reporter for WSIE Radio while a student at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and began his baseball career as the radio voice of the Oklahoma City 89ers (1973-74).
CHARLEY STEINER: 25 years (ESPN, 1988-2001; Yankees 2002-04, Dodgers 2005- ); including last eight as radio voice of the Dodgers…Prior to joining the Dodgers, spent three seasons on New York Yankee broadcasts for WCBS Radio and the YES network….With ESPN, the Emmy-award winning broadcaster served as a SportsCenter anchor, baseball and football commentator, and baseball and boxing reporter…Broadcast baseball on ESPN radio and was a frequent play-by-play commentator for ESPN Major League Baseball broadcasts…Began broadcasting career in 1969 at WIRL Radio in Peoria, Ill. as a newscaster….Won the UPI Best Radio Sportscaster award for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in 1981, 1983 and 1985, and the New York State Broadcasters Award for best radio play-by-play in 1983, '84 and '87 before joining ESPN.
JOHN STERLING: 30 years (Braves, 1982-87; Yankees, 1989- ), the last 24 as the radio play-by-play man with the Yankees… 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 Nets (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.
STEVE STONE: 28 years (Cubs 1983-2000, 2003-04; ESPN 2005-06; TBS 2007; White Sox 2008- ), the last five with the White Sox as a TV color analyst…joined ESPN in 2005 after 20 seasons as a Cubs television broadcaster (1983-2000, 2003-04)…Did not broadcast in 2001-02…Spent 15 years in the booth alongside Harry Caray before being paired with Chip Caray for the 1998-2000 seasons…a member of ABC's "Monday Night Baseball" telecasts that season before joining WGN-TV in 1983…The 1980 American League Cy Young Award winner…Pitched in the majors from 1971-81 for San Francisco, the White Sox, the Cubs and Baltimore…Had a career record of 107-93 with a 3.96 ERA in 320 games…Was traded to the Cubs with pitchers Ken Frailing and Jim Kremmel and catcher Steve Swisher from the White Sox in December 1973 for third baseman Ron Santo.
RAUL STRIKER JR.: 10 years (2003- ), all with the Marlins as the team’s SAP television play-by-play announcer…Has called all Marlins home games since 2003 on secondary audio programming…Has also served as Miami Dolphins’ Spanish-language radio analyst and Spanish-language pre-game, halftime and in-game reporter for Miami Heat.
DARON SUTTON: 15 years (Braves 1998-99, Angels 2000-01, Brewers 2002-06, Diamondbacks 2007- ), including last six seasons as Diamondbacks’ primary play-by-play announcer…Five years with Milwaukee in similar capacity…Spent two seasons as play-by-play announcer for Anaheim Angels and hosted club’s pre- and post-game radio shows…Spent two seasons calling Braves games on FSN South.
DON SUTTON: 24 years (Braves 1989-2006; Nationals 2007-2008; Braves 2009- ), joined the Nationals in 2007 after spending 18 years as the voice of the Braves, then returned to the Braves in 2009…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 as a pitcher 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 24 pitchers in history to win 300 games (324)…Pitched for the Dodgers, Astros, Brewers, Athletics and Angels between 1966 and 1988.
PAT TABLER: 12 years (Blue Jays 2001- ), all with Toronto at television analyst…Started at TSN in 1993 as studio analyst before becoming the network’s full-time color analyst in 2001…Former major leaguer who began his career with Chicago Cubs in 1981 before making stops in Cleveland, Kansas City, New York (with the Mets) and Toronto, where he helped the Blue Jays win a World Series title in 1992.
GARY THORNE: 21 years (Mets 1985-88, 1994); White Sox (1989); ABC (1990-93, 1997); ESPN (2003 - ); Orioles (2007- ), spent the last six years with the Baltimore Orioles as the play-by-play TV announcer for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network…He is known for his signature calls of "Goodbye! Home run!" and "Mercy!”… From 1985-1988, Thorne covered the New York Mets as a radio broadcaster and returned to the Mets television booth in 1994…Served as the voice of the Chicago White Sox on WFLD-TV in 1989 and was a back up play-by-play announcer (behind Al Michaels) on ABC's Thursday night MLB telecasts…From 1990 to 1993 he called two primary MLB games per week…Thorne also served as an on-the-field reporter for the World Series and covered the World Series Trophy presentation for ABC…Beginning in 1997, Thorne has served as the play-by-play man for the World Series on Armed Forces Radio/Major League Baseball International-TV…Served as emcee for Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2005, 2007 and 2011-12.
ALEX TREVIÑO: 17 years (1996- ), all with the Astros on the team’s Spanish Radio Network…A native of Monterrey, Mexico, spent 13 seasons in the majors, primarily as a catcher…Played in 939 big league games, posting a .249 batting average.
MATT VASGERSIAN: 14 years (Brewers, 1997-2001; Padres, 2002-2008; MLB Network, 2009- ), the last four with MLB Network…Spent five seasons as the lead play-by-play man of the Milwaukee Brewers, then seven seasons as play-by-play voice of the Padres…Covered baseball and softball at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens…Has worked a wide variety of events, currently covering basketball play-by-play for the San Diego State Aztecs and his alma mater, the USC Trojans.
BETO VILLA: 15 years (1997- ), all in New York, as the Spanish voice of the Yankees… Called Yankee games since the inception of the Yankees Spanish language network… Home-run call has become popular with Hispanic fans in the New York area and worldwide… Also well-know for his pages upon pages of statistics purely on Latin American ballplayers… Has also covered the World Series and Caribbean World Series on Spanish networks.
BOB WALK: 19 years (1994- ), all with the Pirates as radio and TV color analyst…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.
RICH WALTZ: 16 years (Mariners, 1997-04; Blue Jays, 2000; Marlins, 2005- ), the last eight in the Marlins’ television play-by-play role…Served as a fill-in announcer and pregame host for the Seattle Mariners television and radio networks for eight years…In 2000 he served as a fill-in voice of the Toronto Blue Jays on CBC across Canada…Has also called play-by-play for many major college football games for ESPN…Was an college infielder at the University of California-Davis.
CHRIS WELSH: 20 years (Reds, 1993- ), 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.
CHRIS WHEELER: 36 years (1977- ), 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.
DAVE WILLS: 17 years (White Sox, 1996-2004; Rays 2005- ), in his eighth season with the Tampa Bay Rays… Went to Tampa Bay from Chicago where he was the pre- and post-game host for the White Sox, as well as the secondary play-by-play announcer for John Rooney… Served as radio voice of University of Illinois-Chicago men’s basketball from 1997-2005 and hosted the Notre Dame football and men’s basketball pre- and post-game shows on ESPN Radio 1000.
MIKE WILNER: 11 years (Blue Jays 2002- ), all with the Blue Jays…Began radio career with University of Toronto Radio in 1988, doing play-by-play of hockey, football and basketball…Started professional broadcasting career at age 19 with the Class A Welland Pirates, later working for the Class A Watertown Indians and Double-A Hardware City Rock Cats.
PEPE YÑIGUEZ: 15 years (1998- ), all with the Los Angeles Dodgers… Began full-time in 1999 while also assisting the club with out-reach efforts to Spanish-speaking areas… Hosts a weekly sports talk show during the off-season on KWKW… Also broadcasts for FOX Sports International, including every World Series from 1997-2005… Called the 1997 All-Star game at Jacobs Field in Cleveland alongside Tito Fuentes and Dennis Martinez… Has also broadcast the Caribbean World Series.