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    Who do you think is the best baseball announcer of all time? It could be a radio announcer or a television announcer, you make the decision.

  • #2
    Here is a thread I created. Maybe it can act as a Form Chart.

    http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=73209

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bill Burgess View Post
      Here is a thread I created. Maybe it can act as a Form Chart.

      http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=73209
      Great thread! Wow!
      I was always partial to Barber, Curt Gowdy, and Jack Buck. I liked Tony Kubek also.
      A lot of the local guys (Coleman, Rizzuto, Carey, Stone) are great if you grew up with them. But to an outsider, they arent very good.
      I never heard Asburn , Drysdale, or Brickhouse.
      Scully and Garagiola rub me the wrong way.
      McCarver doesnt bother me the way he bothers a lot of other people.
      Presently, Jim Kaat and Ken Singleton are good for the Yankees these days.
      http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/

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      • #4
        I'm partial to Ernie Harwell, but since I grew up in Detroit I'm biased.

        Here's a couple fun questions:

        Who is the best color man in history?

        And what is the best announcing crew ever? I'd pick Red Barber and Vin Scully. Hard to beat that combination.
        "Hey Mr. McGraw! Can I pitch to-day?"

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        • #5
          I don't know about the best ever, but my favourite has to be Tom Cheek. He was the voice of the Blue Jays since the beginning, literally. He broadcasted every single Jays game from April 7, 1977 to June 3, 2004, when he took 2 days off after his father died.(A streak of 4306 consecutive games) He was added to the Skydome's Level of Excellence later that year.

          Bill, I think your Meet The Announcers thread is still missing pictures of Tom:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gojays View Post
            I don't know about the best ever, but my favourite has to be Tom Cheek. He was the voice of the Blue Jays since the beginning, literally. He broadcasted every single Jays game from April 7, 1977 to June 3, 2004, when he took 2 days off after his father died.(A streak of 4306 consecutive games) He was added to the Skydome's Level of Excellence later that year.

            Bill, I think your Meet The Announcers thread is still missing pictures of Tom:

            Not Tonight, but one day, you and I need to have a nice talk about Jimmy Key.
            http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gojays View Post
              I don't know about the best ever, but my favourite has to be Tom Cheek. He was the voice of the Blue Jays since the beginning, literally. He broadcasted every single Jays game from April 7, 1977 to June 3, 2004, when he took 2 days off after his father died.(A streak of 4306 consecutive games) He was added to the Skydome's Level of Excellence later that year.

              Bill, I think your Meet The Announcers thread is still missing pictures of Tom:

              I will second that.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gojays View Post
                Bill, I think your Meet The Announcers thread is still missing pictures of Tom:
                Yes, that was true. But not any more!

                I also still need photos of some other announcers. Mark Scott, Van Patrick, Ralph Kiner, Bill O'Donnell, Bill King and Richie Ashburn. Behind the mike, of course.

                Thank you for the great shots of Tom! Much appreciate it, gojays.
                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 04-06-2008, 08:59 PM.

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                • #9
                  Here is a picture of Kiner

                  I remember him with the Mets. He is a great announcer.
                  My favs that I have seen are Gowdy, Kubek, Garagiola, Rizzuto, Coleman, and San Diego's Ted Leitner. Ted is one you can love or hate. But he knows his baseball.
                  Here are some pictures of Ted


                  Last edited by soberdennis; 04-06-2008, 08:53 PM.

                  Welcome back ARod. Hope you are a Yankee forever.
                  Phil Rizzuto-a Yankee forever.

                  Holy Cow

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                  • #10
                    I'm a Yankees fan so I'll comment on them first. I looooved Phil Rizzuto. He was so much fun. The radio team has John Sterling who's a clown and pompous and I don't care for Suzan Waldman. For the TV guys I hate Michael Kay. I loved Jim Kaat but he retired after 2006. Ken Singleton is very good and I hope Bobby Murcer comes back soon because he's good too. Paul O'Neill is pretty bad. Al Lieter is pretty good and expresses his opinions which I like. The Yankees have a problem with Kay, Sterling, and Waldman being too pro Yankees in a corporate way. David Cone has impressed me so far as he's new this year. And John Flaherty is OK. The Yankees have 37 different announcers.

                    For the Red Sox I like the older radio guy but I can't remember his name. The younger guys are bland and boring. For the Red sox TV guys I can't stand Don Orsillo. The guy acts like every positive thing the Red Sox do is equalavent to winning the world series. On the other hand I absolutely love Jerry Remy. I think he's the best color man in baseball. I think he's natural and funny as hell. Not just baseball announcer funny, but funny funny. The pizza throwing incident last year might be the funniest thing I ever heard in a baseball broadcast. I watch Yanks/Sox games on NESN just so I can listen to Remy.

                    I don't get Mets games for some asinine reason, the games are blocked out on extra innings but comcast says we're out of their local broadcast area, comcast lies.

                    I really do love to hear Vin Scully when I can.

                    Scott
                    I told you not to be stupid you moron.

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                    • #11
                      My favorites:

                      Marty Brennaman
                      Jon Miller
                      Vin Scully
                      John Sterling
                      Milo Hamilton
                      :radio Please check out my collection of vintage baseball recordings:

                      http://www.oldtimesports.net/users/AWilliams

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bill Burgess View Post
                        I also still need photos of some other announcers. Mark Scott, Van Patrick, Ralph Kiner, Bill O'Donnell, Bill King and Richie Ashburn. Behind the mike, of course.
                        Can anyone get me photos of Mark Scott, Van Patrick, Ralph Kiner, Bill O'Donnell, Bill King or Richie Ashburn behind the mike? Anyone?

                        Would really be helping me out!! I'm desperate.

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                        • #13
                          Ralph Kinner


                          Bill King


                          Sorry Bill that's all I could find in short time, I dont know if that's what your looking for, but I'll do more research when I have more time.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by George H Ruth View Post
                            Ralph Kinner


                            Bill King


                            Sorry Bill that's all I could find in short time, I dont know if that's what your looking for, but I'll do more research when I have more time.
                            Thanks so much, George!! I really, truly appreciate it!!

                            Are you sure that shot of Bill King isn't Buck Canal?
                            mcdonald_arch.jpg

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                            • #15
                              OK now! I'm making some progress! Still lookin' for photos of the following, behind the mike, of course.

                              Can anyone get me photos of Mark Scott, Van Patrick, Bill O'Donnell or Richie Ashburn behind the mike? Anyone?

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