Red Barber Red BarberThe man who broadcast Jackie Robinson’s first season with the Dodgers...Read More
2018 – Major League Baseball experiments with a new medium as today’s game between the Phillies and Mets is broadcast live exclusively on “Facebook Watch”, a new application recently launched by the social media giant. Reviews are mixed, as viewers complain about the size of the graphics relative to that of most laptop or tablet screens and the invasive nature of streaming comments by users (which can be turned off, although this possibility is not readily apparent to many viewers, it seems). This is clearly an attempt to interest some younger viewers who have tuned out traditional media in watching a live game. But some of the kinks will need to be worked out before it can dethrone the well-regarded MLB.TV, which already provides live and delayed game coverage on a huge variety of connected devices.Read More
ESPN fires pitcher-turned-broadcaster Curt Schilling after another controversial rant on social media
ESPN fires pitcher-turned-broadcaster Curt Schilling after another controversial rant on social media, this one regarding transgender people and their right to access public bathrooms. Schilling is a repeat offender, having already been suspended late last year for his inopportune political rantings.Read More
legendary Nancy Faust’s organ who entertained fans for more than 3,000 White Sox is purchased by Red Sox organist Josh Kantor
The organ, played by the legendary Nancy Faust who entertained fans at Old Comiskey Park and the U.S. Cellular Field for more than 3,000 White Sox home games over 41 seasons, is purchased by Red Sox organist Josh Kantor, who grow up in Chicago listening to her renditions of Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye and Take Me Out to the Ballgame. The iconic instrument was put up for bid by the team during their annual holiday charity auction at U.S. Cellular Field.Read More
January 1, 2014 – Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, 86, serves as Grand Marshal of the...Read More
Jon Miller, who has been broadcasting San Francisco Giants games since 1997, is this year’s Ford Frick Award winner. Widely respected for his work, Miller broadcast games for four teams prior to working for the Giants, including those of the Baltimore Orioles from 1983 to 1996. Since 1990, he has described ESPN’s nationally-televized Sunday night game in partnership with Joe Morgan.Read More
New York Yankees Public Address announcer Bob Sheppard officially retires at the age of 99. Known as the “Voice of God,” Sheppard had been the Yankees PA announcer from 1951 to 2007 before his deteriorating health forced him to step down. He briefly returned in 2008 to announce the Yankees lineup for the final game at the old Yankee Stadium.Read More
Major League Baseball launches MLB Network, a cable and satellite television channel based out of Secaucus, NJ. The channel debuts in nearly 50 million cable and satellite homes – the largest debut in cable television history, exceeding any other cable television launch by approximately 20 million homes.Read More
Nikko Smith, Ozzie’s son who made it to the third round of theAmerican Idol semi-finals, is voted off the popular reality show
Nikko Smith, Ozzie’s son who made it to the third round of theAmerican Idol semi-finals, is voted off the popular reality show. A few days later, the young entertainer will be asked back by the producers to replace Mario Vazquez, who withdrew from the competition, prompting judge Paula Abdul to call him “The Comeback Kid” after his performance of West Side Story’s “One Hand, One Heart”.Read More
“You want the truth. You can’t handle the truth. The truth of this situation is an extremely talented bunch of guys who want to look at all directions except where they should really look and kind of make excuses for what happened. At the end of the day, boys, don’t tell me how rough the water is, you bring in the ship.” – STEVE STONE, Cubs veteran broadcaster criticizing the team for making excuses during an October interview on WGN radio.The Cubs, hoping to fill the void created by Steve Stone’s resignation, hire former Diamondback manager and current Fox television analyst Bob Brenly to broadcast games on WGN. After spending twenty years in the broadcast booth, Stone left Chicago after his on-air comments concerning the team’s swoon in the wild-card race angered manager Dusty Baker and some of the players.Read More
ESPN becomes the first network to ask players, coaches, and umpires to wear a microphone during a game
ESPN becomes the first network to ask players, coaches, and umpires to wear a microphone during a game. The innovative concept begins when A’s catcher Ramon Hernandez is wired during the nationally televised Sunday night contest, a 6-5 Oakland victory over Seattle at Safeco Field.Read More
New York Mets games this season will be broadcast by WPIX, Channel 11, after being aired on WOR, Channel 9, since the club’s inception in 1962.
New York Mets games this season will be broadcast by WPIX, Channel 11, after being aired on WOR, Channel 9, since the club’s inception in 1962. The New York Yankees’ games, which had been aired for nearly 50 years on Channel 11, will now be seen on Channel 5, a FOX affiliate.Read More
1996 – Legendary broadcaster Mel Allen dies at the age of 83. In 1939, Allen started doing play-by-play for both the New York Yankees and New York Giants, and later narrated the long-running television show, This Week in Baseball. In 1978, Allen received the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence.Read More
On June 10, 1995, colorful broadcaster Lindsey Nelson dies at the age of 76. A member of the New...Read More
Mets P Bret Saberhagen admits to having sprayed bleach at three reporters on July 27th. He agrees to donate one day’s pay – $15,384.61 – to the Eye Research Foundation.Read More
1992 – The episode of the animated series The Simpsons entitled “Homer at the Bat” gets its first broadcast on FOX. In the episode, Springfield Nuclear Plant owner C. Montgomery Burns hires a team of major league ringers in order to win a bet he placed on a softball game against a rival businessman. In the end, though, it’s the hapless Homer Simpson who saves the day with a walk-off hit-by-pitch. A number of contemporary major league stars, many of them future Hall of Famers lend their voices and likeness to the show, which is considered one of the classic episodes of the series.Read More
In what is believed to be his last day with the team, Ernie Harwell, whose contract is not renewed by team management and WJR, waves goodbye to the fans and the crowd attending the season finale gives the ‘Voice of the Tigers’ for the past 32 years a long and loud standing ovation. The veteran broadcaster will return to Detroit in 1993, thanks to the warm invitation from new team owner Mike Ilitch, and will continue to do play-by-play until the end of the 2002 season.Read More
At a press conference, Tiger management and WJR announce 1991 will be Ernie Harwell’s 32nd and final season in the broadcast booth. The dismissal of the Motor City’s popular play-by-play announcer starts a furor among fans, which includes a threatened boycott of Domino’s Pizza, a business of club owner Tom Monaghan, and the rise of the slogan, “Say It Ain’t So, Bo”, which appears on bumper stickers and T-shirts all over Detroit, referring to Bo Schembechler, the team president and former University of Michigan football coach.Read More
On March 28, 1985, Sports Illustrated releases its April 1st issue, which contains a fictitious...Read More
On a televised episode of ABC’s Sports Beat, Howard Cosell informs interviewee Roger Maris of the Yankees’ plan to retire the slugger’s number 9 at the Old Timers’ Game ceremonies in July. The former Bronx Bombers’ reaction is at first is disbelief, followed by a genuine pleasure for being recognized for his achievements during his seven years with the team.
On a televised episode of ABC’s Sports Beat, Howard Cosell informs interviewee Roger Maris of the Yankees’ plan to retire the slugger’s number 9 at the Old Timers’ Game ceremonies in July. The former Bronx Bombers’ reaction is at first is disbelief, followed by a genuine pleasure for being recognized for his achievements during his seven years with the team.Read More
Ballantine Books publishes the first of seven annual Bill James Abstracts, bringing the author into the national spotlight for his statistical insight into the game. The sabermetrician’s original self-published efforts, written while working the night shift as a security guard at the Stokely-Van Camp’s pork and beans cannery, introduces baseball fans to new ways of measuring a player’s ability, using stats such as such Runs Created.Read More
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- Willie Mays hits 4 homeruns at County StadiumTodays memory is brought to you by - www.FranchisingConnection.com , book a free consultation today to see if they can help you find the perfect business. Today’s classic moment features the San Francisco giants and the Milwaukee Braves on April 30 1961. The Say Hey Kid Willie Mays ties the Major League Record of […]
- Dodgers at Mets Radio Broadcast April 1963 Snider & Hodges face their old teamTodays game is brought to you by - www.FranchisingConnection.com , book a free consultation today to see if they can help you find the perfect business. Today’s classic game features the Los Angeles Dodgers sporting a 10-10 record - at the (7-11) New York Mets from the Polo Grounds in New York on April 19 […]
- Detroit Tigers Take on New York Yankees April 28 1968Full Radio Broadcast of the Detriot Tigers and New York Yankees. The Game features future Hall of Famer Al Kaline.
- Ken Johnson pitches a no-hitter for Houston Full Radio Broadcast April 23 1964Today's game is brought to you by - www.FranchisingConnection.com , book a free consultation today to see if they can help you find the perfect business. On April 23, 1964, At Colt Stadium Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt .45s becomes the first major leaguer to hurl a nine-inning no-hitter and lose the game. […]
- Full Radio Broadcast Baltimore @ New York YankeesBaltimore Orioles take on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
- TONY CONIGLIARO MAKES HIS DEBUTApril 16, 1964 Tony Conigliaro makes his debut against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox win 4-3, in extra innings and Tony C goes 1-5 in his debut.
- World Series Game 2 San Francisco vs New York Yankees October 5 1962On October 5, 1962 – World Series Game 2 The San Francisco Giants scored two runs in Game 2, in the first when Chuck Hiller hit a leadoff double off Ralph Terry and scored on two ground outs, then in the seventh when Willie McCovey smashed a tremendous home run over the right-field fence to […]
- Giants and Dodgers play 165th game of season to decide to PennantOn October 3, 1962 -- At Dodger Stadium, the Giants beat Los Angeles, 6-4, to take the rubber game of the best-of-three National League playoffs, clinching the National League pennant. LA shortstop Maury Wills sets a major league record for the most games played in a season, appearing in all of his team's 165 games. […]
- Bob Turley & Mickey Mantle top Kansas City A's Radio BroadcastJune 28 1960 - Bob Cerv delivers a check swing double to break a tie in the 8th keeping the Yankees in First Place over the Orioles. Mantle hits his 17th homerun of the season. Bob Turley picks up his 10th win
- Yankees set the Homerun Record vs Red Sox Radio BroadcastOn September 30, 1960 - The Yankees beat the Red Sox, 6 - 5, and set a new American League record for homers with 192. Tony Kubek and Jesse Gonder hit the homers today as the Bombers win their 13th straight.
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- Bob Turley & Mickey Mantle top Kansas City A's Radio Broadcast March 17, 2021