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The Baseball Network announcers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following is a list of announcers who called Major League Baseball telecasts for the joint venture (lasting for the 1994-1995 seasons) between Major League Baseball, ABC and NBC called The Baseball Network. Announcers who represented each of the teams playing in the respective games were typically paired with each other on regular season Baseball Night in America telecasts. ABC used Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver and Lesley Visser as the lead broadcasting team. Meanwhile, NBC used Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, Bob Uecker and Jim Gray as their lead broadcasting team.

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Baseball Night in America commentator pairings

1994 schedule

All of these games aired on ABC; due to the strike[17][18] NBC was unable[19] to air its slate of games, which were supposed to begin on August 26.[20][21]

Date Teams Play-by-play Color commentators
July 16[22][23][24] Baltimore at California[25][26] Ken Wilson Bert Blyleven
Cleveland at Chicago White Sox Ken Harrelson Lary Sorensen
Detroit at Kansas City Tom Hammond Tommy Hutton
Milwaukee at Minnesota George Grande George Frazier
Boston at Oakland Dick Stockton Jerry Remy
New York Yankees at Seattle[27][28] Al Michaels Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver
Toronto at Texas Steve Busby Buck Martinez
San Francisco at Montreal[29] Claude Raymond Camille Dube
San Diego at New York Mets Gary Thorne Bob Murphy
Los Angeles at Philadelphia Chris Wheeler Jim Kaat
Houston[30] at Pittsburgh Lanny Frattare Larry Dierker
Florida at Atlanta[31][32] Pete Van Wieren[33] Steve Zabriskie
Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati[34] Marty Brennaman Thom Brennaman
St. Louis at Colorado Joe Buck Dave Campbell
July 18 Texas at Cleveland Tom Hamilton Steve Busby
Kansas City at Milwaukee Tom Hammond George Frazier
Minnesota at Toronto Jim Hughson Buck Martinez
Boston[35] at California Al Michaels Jim Palmer[36] and Tim McCarver
Detroit at Chicago White Sox Ken Harrelson[37] Lary Sorensen
New York Yankees at Oakland[38] Dick Stockton Dewayne Staats
Baltimore at Seattle Jon Miller Ron Fairly
San Diego at Montreal Dave Van Horne Jerry Coleman
Los Angeles at New York Mets Gary Thorne Jim Kaat
San Francisco at Philadelphia Ted Robinson Garry Maddox
Atlanta at Pittsburgh[39] Pete Van Wieren Steve Blass
Florida at Cincinnati[40] Paul Kennedy Johnny Bench
Chicago Cubs at Colorado Steve Physioc Dave Campbell
St. Louis at Houston[41][42] Joe Buck Larry Dierker
July 25[43] Chicago White Sox[44] at Kansas City Ken Harrelson Steve Palermo[45]
Minnesota at Texas Steve Busby George Frazier
Philadelphia at Florida Chris Wheeler[46] Mike Schmidt
Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh[47] Steve Physioc Steve Blass
New York Mets at St. Louis Gary Thorne Al Hrabosky
Montreal at Atlanta Pete Van Wieren Ken Singleton
Houston at Cincinnati[48] Brent Musburger Larry Dierker
Colorado at San Diego Jerry Coleman Dave Campbell[49]
Los Angeles[50] at San Francisco Al Michaels Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver
August 6 Cleveland at Boston Tom Hamilton Bob Montgomery
Baltimore at Milwaukee Steve Zabriskie[51] Mike Flanagan
Detroit at Toronto Bob Carpenter Rick Cerone
Chicago White Sox at California Ken Harrelson Bert Blyleven
Seattle at Kansas City Dave Niehaus Billy Sample
New York Yankees at Minnesota Al Michaels Jim Palmer[46] and Tim McCarver
Texas at Oakland[52] Dick Stockton Steve Busby
San Diego at Chicago Cubs[53] Steve Physioc Lary Sorensen
Florida at New York Mets Gary Thorne Bob Murphy
Montreal at Philadelphia[54] Dave Van Horne Garry Maddox
St. Louis at Pittsburgh Joe Buck[55] Steve Blass
Atlanta at Cincinnati Brent Musburger Buck Martinez
San Francisco at Houston Ted Robinson Larry Dierker

1995 schedule

ABC scheduled games

Date Teams Play-by-play Color commentators
July 15[56][57] Minnesota at New York Yankees Al Michaelsv Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver
Kansas City at Baltimore Gary Thorne Paul Splittorff
Oakland at Cleveland Roger Twibell Steve Busby
Milwaukee at Chicago White Sox Ken Harrelson John Wathan
Texas at Boston Brent Musburger Joe Torre
Toronto at Seattle Chip Caray Buck Martinez
Florida at Los Angeles[58] Joel Meyers Tommy Hutton
Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs Johnny Bench Keith Hernandez
Houston at San Francisco Ted Robinson Larry Dierker
Colorado at New York Mets Bob Murphy Dave Campbell
Philadelphia at Montreal Chris Wheeler Ken Singleton
St. Louis at Pittsburgh Dewayne Staats Steve Blass
Atlanta at San Diego Pete Van Wieren Joe Garagiola
July 17 Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees Al Michaels Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver
Kansas City at Boston Brent Musburger Jim Kaat
California at Cleveland Tom Hamilton Rick Cerone
Toronto at Minnesota Jim Hunter Buck Martinez
Oakland at Milwaukee Johnny Bench Joe Torre
Baltimore at Texas Steve Busby Tommy Hutton
Detroit at Seattle Steve Physioc Ron Fairly
St. Louis at Montreal Dave Van Horne Billy Sample
New York Mets at Chicago Cubs Gary Thorne Keith Hernandez
Houston at Los Angeles Joel Meyers Larry Dierker
Philadelphia at Colorado Chris Wheeler Dave Campbell
Florida at San Francisco Ted Robinson Duane Kuiper
Cincinnati at San Diego[59] George Grande Joe Garagiola
July 24 Cleveland at California Al Michaels Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver
Minnesota at Boston Bob Kurtz George Frazier
New York Yankees at Texas[60] Steve Busby Bobby Murcer and Suzyn Waldman
Milwaukee at Seattle Steve Physioc Ron Fairly
Atlanta at Pittsburgh Pete Van Wieren Steve Blass
Colorado at Philadelphia Chris Wheeler Dave Campbell
New York Mets at Chicago Cubs[61] Gary Thorne Tommy Hutton
Los Angeles at Houston Joel Meyers Larry Dierker
San Francisco at Florida Paul Kennedy Duane Kuiper
San Diego at Cincinnati Bob Carpenter Billy Sample
August 5 Boston at Toronto Dewayne Staats Buck Martinez
Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Ken Harrelson Joe Torre
Kansas City at Minnesota Dave Armstrong John Wathan
Milwaukee at Baltimore Gary Thorne George Frazier
New York Yankees at Detroit[62] Bobby Murcer Lary Sorensen
Seattle at Oakland Roger Twibell Jerry Remy
Texas at California Ken Wilson Steve Busby
Atlanta at Montreal Pete Van Wieren Ken Singleton
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Steve Zabriskie Rick Cerone
Florida at New York Mets Bob Murphy Keith Hernandez
Houston at Pittsburgh Lanny Frattare Larry Dierker
Los Angeles at San Francisco Al Michaels Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver
Philadelphia at Cincinnati George Grande Chris Wheeler
San Diego at Colorado Steve Physioc Dave Campbell
August 12 Baltimore at Boston Dewayne Staats Bob Montgomery
California at Minnesota Ken Wilson George Frazier
Cleveland at New York Yankees Al Michaels Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver
Detroit at Milwaukee Kent Derdivanis Lary Sorensen
Baltimore at Chicago White Sox Ken Harrelson John Wathan
Seattle at Kansas City Dave Niehaus Paul Splittorff
Toronto at Texas Steve Busby Buck Martinez
Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Steve Physioc Duane Kuiper
Cincinnati at Florida[63] Paul Kennedy George Grande
Colorado at Atlanta Pete Van Wieren Dave Campbell
Montreal at Philadelphia Chris Wheeler Mike Schmidt
New York Mets at Houston Bob Murphy Larry Dierker
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Ted Robinson Steve Blass
St. Louis at San Diego Steve Zabriskie Jerry Reuss
August 19 Baltimore at Oakland Dick Stockton Jerry Reuss
Boston at Seattle Dave Niehaus Bob Montgomery
Kansas City at Toronto Dave Armstrong Buck Martinez
Detroit at Cleveland Tom Hamilton Rick Cerone
Baltimore at Detroit Bob Carpenter Lary Sorensen
New York Yankees at California Ken Wilson Bobby Murcer
Texas at Chicago White Sox Ken Harrelson Steve Busby
Atlanta at St. Louis Pete Van Wieren George Frazier
Chicago Cubs at Colorado Al Michaels Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver
Florida at Pittsburgh Paul Kennedy Steve Blass
Houston at Cincinnati[64] George Grande Larry Dierker
Los Angeles at New York Mets Brent Musburger Jim Kaat
San Diego at Montreal Dave Van Horne Ken Singleton
San Francisco at Philadelphia Chris Wheeler Duane Kuiper

NBC scheduled games

Date Teams Play-by-play Color commentators
August 25 Baltimore at California Ken Wilson John Wathan
Boston at Oakland Joel Meyers Bob Montgomery
Chicago White Sox at Toronto[65] Ken Harrelson Buck Martinez
Detroit at Cleveland Bob Costas Bob Uecker
Minnesota at Milwaukee Jim Hunter George Frazier
New York Yankees at Seattle Dave Niehaus Suzyn Waldman
Texas at Kansas City Steve Busby Paul Splittorff
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh George Grande Steve Blass
Houston at Florida Paul Kennedy Larry Dierker
Los Angeles at Philadelphia Greg Gumbel[66] Joe Morgan
San Diego at New York Mets Bob Murphy Rick Cerone
San Francisco at Montreal Duane Kuiper Ken Singleton
St. Louis at Colorado Steve Zabriskie Dave Campbell
September 1 California at Boston Bob Costas Bob Uecker
Cleveland at Detroit Tom Hamilton Lary Sorensen
Kansas City at Texas Dave Armstrong John Wathan
Milwaukee at Minnesota Steve Physioc George Frazier
Oakland at New York Yankees Jim Hunter Keith Hernandez and Suzyn Waldman
Seattle at Baltimore Jon Miller Billy Sample
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Greg Gumbel Joe Morgan
Colorado at St. Louis Joe Buck Dave Campbell
Florida at Houston Paul Kennedy Larry Dierker
Montreal at Los Angeles Dave Van Horne Jerry Reuss
New York Mets at San Francisco Bob Murphy Duane Kuiper
Philadelphia at San Diego Joe Garagiola Chris Wheeler
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati[67] Lanny Frattare Johnny Bench
September 8 Baltimore at Cleveland[68] Tom Hamilton[69] Rick Cerone
Boston at New York Yankees Bob Costas Bob Uecker
Chicago White Sox at Oakland Ken Harrelson Jerry Reuss
Detroit at Toronto Gary Thorne Lary Sorensen
Kansas City at Seattle Ron Fairly Paul Splittorff
Minnesota at California Ken Wilson John Wathan
Texas at Milwaukee Steve Busby Billy Sample
Atlanta at Florida Pete Van Wieren Mike Schmidt
Cincinnati at Colorado[70] Greg Gumbel Joe Morgan
Houston at Philadelphia Chris Wheeler Larry Dierker
Los Angeles at Pittsburgh Lanny Frattare George Frazier
San Diego at St. Louis Dewayne Staats Buck Martinez
September 15 Boston at Cleveland Tom Hamilton Bob Montgomery
Kansas City at California Bob Costas Bob Uecker
Milwaukee at Toronto Steve Zabriskie Buck Martinez
Minnesota at Oakland Jim Hunter Paul Splittorff
New York Yankees at Baltimore Jon Miller Bobby Murcer
Seattle at Chicago White Sox Ken Harrelson Ron Fairly
Texas at Detroit Steve Busby Lary Sorensen
Atlanta at Cincinnati[71] Greg Gumbel Joe Morgan
Chicago Cubs at San Diego Steve Physioc Jerry Reuss
Florida at Colorado Paul Kennedy Dave Campbell
Houston at Montreal Dave Van Horne Larry Dierker
Los Angeles at St. Louis Joel Meyers John Wathan
Philadelphia at New York Mets Gary Thorne Chris Wheeler
San Francisco at Pittsburgh Ted Robinson Steve Blass
September 22[72] Baltimore at Milwaukee Jim Hunter Rick Cerone
California at Texas Bob Costas Bob Uecker
Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Ken Harrelson George Frazier
Cleveland at Kansas City Tom Hamilton John Wathan
Detroit at New York Yankees Bobby Murcer Lary Sorensen
Oakland at Seattle Dave Niehaus Buck Martinez
Toronto at Boston Gary Thorne Bob Montgomery
Colorado at San Francisco Ted Robinson[73] Dave Campbell
Cincinnati at Philadelphia[74] Chris Wheeler Billy Sample
Montreal at Atlanta Pete Van Wieren Ken Singleton
New York Mets at Florida Bob Murphy Mike Schmidt
San Diego[75] at Los Angeles Greg Gumbel Joe Morgan
St. Louis at Houston Steve Zabriskie Larry Dierker
September 29 Boston at Milwaukee Bob Kurtz Jerry Reuss
Detroit at Baltimore Gary Thorne Lary Sorensen
Kansas City at Cleveland Tom Hamilton Paul Splittorff
New York Yankees at Toronto[76] Jim Hunter Buck Martinez
Oakland at California Ken Wilson George Frazier
Seattle at Texas Bob Costas Bob Uecker
Atlanta at New York Mets Pete Van Wieren Rick Cerone
Cincinnati at Montreal[77] George Grande Ken Singleton
Los Angeles at San Diego Greg Gumbel Joe Morgan
San Francisco at Colorado Ted Robinson Dave Campbell

Postseason

1995 American League Division Series broadcasters

Series Network Play-by-play Color Commentator(s)
Seattle Mariners/New York Yankees NBC (Games 1, 2)
ABC (Games 3, 4, 5)
Gary Thorne (Games 1, 2)
Brent Musburger (Games 3, 4, 5)
Tommy Hutton (Games 1, 2)
Jim Kaat (Games 3, 4, 5)
Cleveland Indians/Boston Red Sox NBC (Games 1, 2)
ABC (Game 3)
Bob Costas (Games 1, 2)
Steve Zabriskie (Game 3)
Bob Uecker (Games 1, 2)
Tommy Hutton (Game 3)

1995 National League Division Series broadcasters

Series Network Play-by-play Color Commentator(s)
Atlanta Braves/Colorado Rockies NBC (Games 1, 2)
ABC (Games 3, 4)
Pete Van Wieren (Games 1, 2, 3)
Al Michaels (Game 4)
Larry Dierker (Games 1, 2, 3)
Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver (Game 4)
Cincinnati Reds/Los Angeles Dodgers NBC (Games 1, 2)
ABC (Game 3)
Greg Gumbel (Games 1, 2)
Al Michaels (Game 3)
Joe Morgan (Games 1, 2)
Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver (Game 3)

1995 League Championship Series broadcasters

ALCS

Year Network Play-by-play Color Commentator(s)
1995 ABC (Games 1, 2)
NBC (Games 3, 4, 5, 6)
Brent Musburger (Games 1, 2)
Bob Costas (Games 3, 4, 5, 6)
Jim Kaat (Games 1, 2)
Bob Uecker (Games 3, 4, 5, 6)

NLCS

Year Network Play-by-play Color Commentator(s)
1995 ABC (Games 1, 2)
NBC (Games 3, 4)
Al Michaels (Games 1, 2)
Greg Gumbel (Games 3, 4)
Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver (Games 1, 2)
Joe Morgan (Games 3, 4)

1995 World Series broadcasters

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1995 ABC (Games 1, 4, 5)
NBC (Games 2, 3, 6)
Al Michaels
Bob Costas
Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver
Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker

See also

References

  1. ^ TOM CHEEK: 32 years (Expos, 1974-76; Blue Jays, 1977-2004) and retired…Spent the final 28 years of his career with the Blue Jays as radio play-by-play man...When forced to retire during the 2004 season because of a brain tumor, was the only person to had worked every Blue Jays game...Broadcast for the Baseball Network, 1994-95…Called many post season games on Canada radio for Telemedia…Play-by-play experience includes baseball, basketball, football and hockey for the University of Vermont...From 1974 to 1976 was the swing man on Montreal Expos radio broadcasts on television nights...Member of the broadcast team for ABC Sports at the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid and 1984 Olympics at Sarajevo...Has broadcast college basketball for Mutual Radio Network.
  2. ^ "Braves-Padres game to highlight TBN's `Baseball Night in America' tonight". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 15 July 1995. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  3. ^ "SUMMERALL-MADDEN KICK OFF 15TH YEAR FANS ARE EXCITED FOR THIS SEASON". Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. 11 August 1995. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Holmes, Tyson bouts come without the big cost". Arizona Daily Star. 15 September 1995. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  5. ^ KEN HARRELSON: 29 years overall (Red Sox, 1975-81; White Sox, 1982-85, 90 - ; Yankees, 1987-88), the last 16 with the White Sox…The 2000 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year…Finished fourth campaign with color man Darrin Jackson after teaming with Tom Paciorek for 10 seasons from 1990-99…The Hawk's exuberant "YES" call and colorful nicknames have become familiar to Sox fans…Worked in the broadcast booth for the Sox from 1982-85, leaving to become executive vice president for baseball operations…After serving as the club's general manager for one season, he resigned to resume his broadcasting career…In NY, teamed with Spencer Ross in 1987 and Bobby Murcer in 1988…Also served as a broadcaster on The Baseball Network in 1994-95…Played major league baseball for nine seasons, helping lead the Red Sox to the American League pennant in 1967…Appeared in 900 major-league games, batting .239 with 131 home runs and 421 RBI…Credited with bringing the batting glove to baseball, he played golf professionally for a time before entering broadcasting.
  6. ^ JIM KAAT: 19 years (Yankees, 1986, 1995 - ; Braves, 1987; Twins, 1988-93), 11 with the Yankees, including the last 11 as a television analyst for the YES Network and WCBS-TV…In 1995 was nominated for the New York Emmy award in the "On Camera Achievement" category…In 1996, and 1998 respectively, was on the team that won New York Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Live Sports Coverage-Single Program" for coverage of Dwight Gooden's no hitter and David Wells' perfect game…In 1998, MSG's Yankee telecasts also won the New York Emmy for "Outstanding Live Sports Coverage Series-Professional"…Also provided pre-game insights on telecasts…In 1995 also called ALDS for the Baseball Network and ABC Sports…Previously spent one year as the chief analyst on ESPN's "Baseball Tonight"…Served as the primary analyst for CBS Sports from 1989-93….Began baseball broadcasting career as an analyst working for the Home Team Sports Network, covering minor league games before resuming his playing career for two more seasons…In 1984-85 was the chief correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America," and covered the World Series...In 1988 covered Olympic baseball on NBC and handled spring training feature sports, the college World Series and the Major League Playoffs and World Series for ESPN…Reached the big leagues in 1959 with the Senators and went on the play for the Twins, White Sox, Phillies, Yankees and the Cardinals….A member of six divisional champions, two pennant winners and the 1982 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
  7. ^ TIM MCCARVER: 23 years, the last 10 (1996 - ) with FOX…Club experience with the Mets (1983-98), Yankees (1999-2001) and the Giants (2002), and, network experience with ABC (1984-89, '94), CBS (1990-93) and the Baseball Network (1994-95)…FOX's lead analyst, teaming with Joe Buck…Won three straight Emmys (2000-02) and has received 12 nominations as a network analyst…the only network baseball analyst to broadcast the last 14 regular and postseasons…Covered the '86 and '88 All-Star Games…Broke in as a broadcaster with the Phillies (1980-82), sharing booth space with Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn…Teamed with Jack Buck (1990-91) and the Sean McDonough (1992-93) for CBS…Played in 21 major league seasons (1959-80) and is one of seven modern-day players to play in four decades…Played in two All-Star games and won two World Series with the Cardinals.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ JOE MORGAN: 20 years, mostly as a network analyst…Analyst for ESPN's weekly Sunday Night Baseball telecasts…Also works select Wednesday and holiday games for the network, as well as the Home Run Derby…Since 1998, he has provided analysis for ESPN Radio during its World Series broadcasts…Worked Division Series games for ESPN from 1996-2000…In 2002 provided analysis on ESPN-produced Division Series telecasts on ABC Family…Won a Sports Emmy for his work in 1997…Provided analysis for NBC from 1994 to 2000, including The Baseball Network…Previously worked Oakland Athletics' home games on Sports Channel (1995) and San Francisco Giants' games (1986-94)…From 1985-88, he worked as a college baseball analyst for ESPN…Began broadcasting career in 1985 covering Cincinnati Reds games for WLWT-TV, the local NBC affiliate. He also worked as a baseball analyst on NBC's national telecasts. Morgan served as an analyst on select ABC Monday Night Baseball telecasts and as an analyst for the 1988 League Championship Series on ABC…Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1990.
  10. ^ "Insiders". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 23 July 1995. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  11. ^ Previously, he was a member of the Indiana Pacers radio and television broadcasting teams from 1984-86. His national network assignments have included work with NBC, ABC and ESPN.
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  13. ^ DEWAYNE STAATS: 29 years (Astros, 1977-84; Cubs, 1985-89; Yankees, 1990-94; ESPN, 1995-97; Devil Rays, 1998 - ), the last eight in Tampa Bay…Anchors the Emmy-Award winning telecast for the Devil Rays…Before joining the Rays spent three years calling play-by-play for ESPN in a variety of sports, including Major League Baseball and NCAA baseball, basketball and football…Began his major league play-by-play career as the radio and TV voice of the Astros from 1977-84, then called radio and TV action for the Cubs from 1985-89…Was the lead play-by-play announcer for the Yankees and also spent the 1994-95 seasons calling action for The Baseball Network (ABC/NBC)…Began his career as a sports reporter for WSIE Radio while a student at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and began his baseball career as the radio voice of the Oklahoma City 89ers (1973-74).
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