Thousands of baseball fans have already used Facebook to stay connected to their heroes at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Once again this year, baseball fans can nominate their favorite broadcaster for the Hall of Fame's prestigious Ford C. Frick Award throughout September.
Online voting for fan selections for the 2012 Frick Award ballot will begin at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Hall of Fame's Facebook site and will conclude at 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 30. The top three fan selections from votes tallied at the site during September will appear on the final 10-name ballot for the award. The 2012 Frick Award winner will be selected by a 20-member electorate, with the winner to be announced at baseball's Winter Meetings in Dallas in December.
Listed below are bios for the 75 candidates that appear on the fan ballot:
JOE ANGEL: 32 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 eight 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.
RICHIE ASHBURN: 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.
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STEVE BLASS: 28 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.
DICK BREMER: 30 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 in his 23-year career.
THOM BRENNAMAN: 21 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: 32 years (Reds, 1976-82; Astros, 1987- ), the last 25 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.
JOE BUCK: 18 years (1991-2007), all with the Cardinals...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.
SKIP CARAY: 33 years (1976-2008), 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…Passed away Aug. 3, 2008.
BOB CARPENTER: 27 years (Cardinals, 1984, 1995-01, 2004-05; Rangers, 1985-89; Mets, 1992-93; Twins, 1994; ESPN, 1990-04; Nationals 2006- ), the last six 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: 32 years (Indians, 1979, ’82; Brewers, 1981; Red Sox, 1983- ), the last 29 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.
TOM CHEEK: 31 years (Expos, 1974-76; Blue Jays, 1977-2004) and retired…Spent the final 28 years of his career with the Blue Jays as radio play-by-play man...When forced to retire during the 2004 season because of a brain tumor, was the only person to had worked every Blue Jays game - 4,306 consecutive games...Broadcast for the Baseball Network, 1994-95…Called many post season games on Canada radio for Telemedia…Play-by-play experience includes baseball, basketball, football and hockey for the University of Vermont...From 1974 to 1976 was the swing man on Montreal Expos radio broadcasts on television nights...Member of the broadcast team for ABC Sports at the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid and 1984 Olympics at Sarajevo...Has broadcast college basketball for Mutual Radio Network…Passed away Oct. 9, 2005.
GARY COHEN: 23 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).
KEN COLEMAN: 35 years (Indians, 1954-63; Reds, 1975-78; Red Sox, 1966-74, 1979-89) and retired…A household name in New England…Started broadcasting Indians’ games in 1954 and continued behind the microphone for 11 years with them…In 1966, he returned to his native New England as the radio play-by-play announcer for the Red Sox…Replaced Curt Gowdy, who moved on the NBC…Teamed with Gowdy and Harry Caray on NBC’s coverage of the 1967 World Series…Broadcast Red Sox games through 1974 before heading back to Ohio for a four-year stint on Reds’ television…Returned to Fenway Park once again in 1979 spent his final 11 years behind the microphone for the Red Sox radio network…Passed away Aug. 21, 2003.
JACK CORRIGAN: 26 years (Indians, 1985-01; Rockies, 2003- ), the first 17 with the Indians and nine 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.
LARRY DIERKER: 21 years (1979-96; 2004-06), all with the Astros, from 1979-96 as a color analyst on radio and TV, and since 2004 on television alone…A longtime staple in the Houston franchise, began his association with the club as a pitcher with the Colt .45s in 1964…In 39 years of service to the organization he has served as a player, front-office member, broadcaster, and manager…Left the booth after 1996 to manage the club from 1997-2001.
JACQUES DOUCET: 34 years and retired….Spent entire baseball broadcast career as the play-by-play radio voice of the Expos on the French network…Also filed daily reports from Florida during spring training and took part in the network’s special baseball radio shows…Prior to radio covered the club as a beat writer for the daily newspaper La Presse…For many years, he did the play-by-play for the Championship and World Series games…Inducted to the Quebec Baseball Hall of Fame in May 2002 and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in June of 2003.
DICK ENBERG: 13 years (California Angels, 1968-78, 1985; NBC, 1982; Padres 2010- ), the last two 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.
RON FAIRLY: 25 years (Angels, 1982-86; Giants, 1987-92; Mariners, 1993-2006 ), the last 14 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 who played in four World Series.
ED FARMER: 22 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: 26 years (1986- ), all with the A’s, including the last 23 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.
LANNY FRATTARE: 33 years (Pirates, 1976-2008), all with the Pirates, the longest tenure as a radio broadcaster with the club, surpassing 1986 Ford Frick Award winner Bob Prince who broadcast for 29 years (1948-75)….His association with the Pirates organization began in 1974 and 1975 when he broadcast games for the Triple-A Charleston (WV) Charlies…Joined the Pirates at the major league level in 1976.
JOHN GORDON: 34 years (Orioles, 1970-73; Yankees, 1982-86; Twins, 1987- ), the last 25 as the Twins' radio play-by-play voice…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….He was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2008.
WAYNE HAGIN: 24 years (Athletics, 1981; Giants 1987-88; White Sox, 1989-1991; Rockies, 1993-2002; Cardinals, 2003-2006; Mets, 2008- ), the last four with the Mets’ radio team…First play-by-play voice of the Colorado Rockies and held duties for 10 seasons… Did both radio and television during three season in St. Louis… Named Colorado Sportscaster of the Year in 2000… Called National League Division Series in 2000 and 2006.
MERLE HARMON: 30 seasons (Kansas City A’s, 1955-61; Milwaukee Braves, 1964-65; Milwaukee Brewers, 1970-79; Minnesota, 1967-69; Texas, 1982-89) and retired…ABC Game of the Week (1965), NBC (1980-81)…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…Passed away April 15, 2009.
KEN HARRELSON: 34 years overall (Red Sox, 1975-81; White Sox, 1982-85, 91- ; Yankees, 1987-88), the last 21 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.
MIKE HEGAN: 35 years (Brewers, 1977-88; Cleveland, 1989- ), the last 23 with the Indians…Has teamed with Tom Hamilton for 14 years in the Indians radio booth and spent 30 years in the TV booth….Spent 18 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.
MARK HOLTZ: 17 years (1981-97) and retired, all with the Texas Rangers, before leukemia took his life Sept. 7, 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.
JERRY HOWARTH: 31 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.
WAITE HOYT: 25 seasons, all with the Cincinnati Reds (1942-65, 1972), and retired…One of the first to transition from the playing field into the broadcast booth…Broadcast one World Series, when the Reds went in 1961…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.”...Hoyt as elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969, after pitching for six pennant winners in New York in the 1920s and 21 seasons overall…Passed away Aug. 25, 1984.
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.
PAT HUGHES: 29 years (Twins, 1983; Brewers, 1984-95; Cubs, 1996- ), the last 16 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: 26 years, the last 15 (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: 30 years (Expos, 1982-86; Yankees, 1987-89; Blue Jays, 1990-96; Marlins, 1997- ), the last 15 with the Marlins as a television analyst...Worked as the color analyst for the 2000 National League Championship Series and World Series for Major League Baseball International…Spent seven seasons as a color commentator with the Toronto Blue Jays and did weekly telecasts for ESPN…Teamed with Marlins radio broadcaster Dave Van Horne in Montreal…Major League playing career spanned twelve years, playing first base for the Dodgers, Phillies, Blue Jays and Expos.
ERNIE JOHNSON: 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.
TODD KALAS: 19 years (Mets, 1992-93; Phillies, 1994-96; Rays, 1998- ), the last 14 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.
MICHAEL KAY: 20 years (1992- ), all with the Yankees, including the last 10 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.”
GEORGE KELL: 37 years, all with the Tigers (1959-63, 1965-96), and retired…After a Hall of Fame playing career, became a broadcasting fixture in Detroit…With the exception of 1964, broadcast Detroit games from 1959 to 1996…While sitting out the 1957 season with an injury while playing for the Orioles, Kell was first exposed to broadcasting…Began airing pre-game programming for Baltimore in 1958, and joined the Tigers in 1959 as a radio-television commentator…Teamed up with fellow Hall of Famer Al Kaline for the television broadcasts of Tigers games from 1976 to 1996…Played 15 big league seasons (1943-1957) with the Philadelphia Athletics, Tigers, Red Sox, White Sox and Orioles as a third baseman…Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983…Passed away March 24, 2009.
RALPH KINER: 47 years (White Sox, 1961; Mets, 1962-2007), the last 46 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 No. 4 was retired in the summer of 1987 in ceremonies at Pittsburgh.
BILL KING: 25 years (A’s. 1981-2005), all with the A’s as the lead radio play-by-play man, and retired…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…Passed away Oct. 18, 2005.
MIKE KRUKOW: 21 years (Giants, 1991- ), all with the Giants, in the television booth, and the last 16 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: 27 years (Giants, 1985, 1987-92, 94- ; Rockies, 1993), 25 with the Giants including the last 17, 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: 17 years (Twins, 1995-98; Royals, 1999- ), the last 13 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: 32 years, all with the Padres (1980- )…Has worked the last 31 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.
NED MARTIN: 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…Passed away July 23, 2002.
BUCK MARTINEZ: 25 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.
TIM McCARVER: 31 years, the last 16 (1996- ) with FOX...Club experience with the Mets (1983-98), Yankees (1999-2001) and the Giants (2002), and network experience with NBC (1980), 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 for "Outstanding Sports Event Analyst" (2000-02)...The only network baseball analyst to broadcast the last 27 regular and postseasons, including 22 World Series...Covered the '97, '99 and 2001-2011 All-Star Games...Called Mark McGwire's record breaking 62nd regular season home run in 1998...Broke in as a broadcaster with the Phillies (1980-82), sharing booth space with Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn...Teamed with Jack Buck (1990-91) and 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.
AL MICHAELS: 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.
RICK MONDAY: 27 years (Padres, 1989-92; Dodgers, 1985-88, 1994- ), 21 with the Dodgers including the last 18…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.
JOE MORGAN: 25 years (Giants, 1986-94; A’s, 1995; ESPN, 1990-2010), mostly as a network analyst…Analyst for ESPN's weekly Sunday Night Baseball telecasts for 21 seasons…Worked Division Series games for ESPN from 1996-2000…In 2002 provided analysis on ESPN-produced Division Series telecasts on ABC Family…Won a Sports Emmy for his work in 1997…Provided analysis for NBC from 1994 to 2000, including The Baseball Network…Previously worked Oakland Athletics' home games on Sports Channel (1995) and San Francisco Giants' games (1986-94)…From 1985-88, he worked as a college baseball analyst for ESPN…Began broadcasting career in 1985 covering Cincinnati Reds games for WLWT-TV, the local NBC affiliate…He also worked as a baseball analyst on NBC’s national telecasts. ..Morgan served as an analyst on select ABC Monday Night Baseball telecasts and as an analyst for the 1988 League Championship Series on ABC…Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1990.
JOSE MOTA: 15 years (Game of the Week, 1997-01; DirecTV, 2001; Angels, 2002- ), including nine with the Angels’ Spanish radio booth and the last two as 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: 33 years (1982- ), all with Texas, the last 16 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.
JOE NUXHALL: 38 years, all with the Reds (1967-04)…Teamed with 2000 Frick Winner Marty Brennaman for 31 seasons (1974-04)…Had been with the Reds for 53 years…Pitched in the majors for 16 years (1944, 1952-’66), including all or parts of 15 seasons with the Reds…At 15 years old on June 10, 1944, became the youngest player in modern day history to appear in a major league game, a record that still stands…Passed away Nov. 15, 2007.
EDUARDO ORTEGA: 25 years (Padres, 1987-90, ’92- ; Giants, 1991), the last 20 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.
AMAURY PI-GONZALEZ: 31 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.
ROSS PORTER: 28 years (1977-2004), all with Los Angeles, and retired…In addition to television play-by-play duties, hosted the Dodgers' postgame "DodgerTalk" Show…Provided play-by-play for the 1977 and 1978 World Series and the 1984 NL Championship Series on CBS Radio and the 1988 World Series for the Dodgers' flagship station…Won the Southern California Sportscaster Association's Tom Harmon Award for Radio Sports Anchor in 1991 and Radio Talk Show Host award in 1992 and 1993…Also won "Best Talk Show" honors at the SCSBA's annual awards in February 1999…Holds the major league record for the longest consecutive play-by-play by one announcer when he called the action in a 22-inning game between the Dodgers and Expos on Aug. 23, 1989…For that broadcast, was honored with a Special Achievement Award by the SCSBA in 1990…A play-by-play announcer since the age of 14, the University of Oklahoma graduate is the only broadcaster to have called the action for both a World Series champion (1981 and 1988 Dodgers) and an NCAA basketball champion (1990 UNLV)…Won an Emmy during his 10-year stint as a sportscaster for KNBC-TV before joining the Dodgers…Called NFL games for NBC-TV from 1970-76.
JIM PRICE: 19 years (Tigers 1993- ), all with Detroit, and 13th 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.
JERRY REMY: 24 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: 29 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.
PHIL RIZZUTO: 40 years (1957-96), all with the Yankees and retired…This former All-Star shortstop, elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994, and has been associated with the Yankees for over five decades… “The Scooter” spent 13 big league seasons (1941-42, 1946-56) with the Bronx Bombers, helping them win seven of nine World Series during his tenure…Was named American League MVP in 1950…Upon retiring as a player, he spent 40 years as a popular Yankee announcer…Teamed with Frank Messer and Bill White in the broadcast booth for 15 of those years…In 1991 was elected to the American Sportscasters’ Hall of Fame…Known for such expressions as “holy cow” and “that huckleberry”…Yankees retired his number 10 in 1985…To make room for Enos Slaughter, the Yankees released Rizzuto in August 1956, but a sponsor convinced the team to hire Rizzuto for the announcing booth the next season (where he would replace Jim Woods)…Passed away Aug. 13, 2007.
JOHN ROONEY: 25 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).
RON SANTO: 21 years (1990-2010), all with the Cubs, as a WGN Radio color commentator and retired…Played for the Cubs from 1960-73 and with the White Sox in 1974…Won five Rawlings Gold Glove awards during his 15-year major league career … A nine-time National League All-Star selection, batting .277 during his career with 342 home runs and 1,331 RBI… A member of the inaugural Cubs Walk of Fame Class of 1992 and was selected to the club's all-century team in 1999…A member of the board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation … His 28th annual Ron Santo Walk for the Cure walk-a-thon raised over $5 million for diabetes research in 2005…Over $63 million has been raised since he began his involvement with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation…Passed away Dec. 3, 2010.
BILL SCHROEDER: 17 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: 14 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.
HERB SCORE: 34 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…Passed away Nov. 11, 2008.
MIKE SHANNON: 40 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.
CHARLIE SLOWES: 14 years (Devil Rays 1998-2004; Nationals 2005- ), the last seven 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.
PAUL SPLITTORFF: 23 years (1988-2011), all with the Royals as the analyst on the Royals Television Network and retired…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 served as an analyst for the Big 12 Conference…Passed away May 25, 2011.
DEWAYNE STAATS: 34 years (Astros, 1977-84; Cubs, 1985-89; Yankees, 1990-94; ESPN, 1995-97; Rays, 1998- ), the last 14 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).
JOHN STERLING: 29 years (Braves, 1982-87; Yankees, 1989- ), the last 23 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: 27 years (Cubs 1983-2000, 2003-04; ESPN 2005-06; TBS 2007; White Sox 2008- ), the last four 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.
DARON SUTTON: 14 years (Braves 1998-99, Angels 2000-01, Brewers 2002-06, Diamondbacks 2007- ), including last five 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.
GARY THORNE: 26 years (Mets 1985-88, 1994); White Sox (1989); ABC (1990-93, 1997 - ); ESPN (2003 - ); Orioles (2007- ), spent the last five 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.
PETE VAN WIEREN: 33 years (1976-2008), 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.
RICH WALTZ: 15 years (Mariners, 1997-04; Blue Jays, 2000; Marlins, 2005- ), the last seven 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 WHEELER: 35 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.