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    Besides Russ Hodges who else worked Giants games on Radio and TV in the 1950's. Were Giants road games ever on TV?
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    Radio & Tv

    Originally posted by tonypug
    Besides Russ Hodges who else worked Giants games on Radio and TV in the 1950's. Were Giants road games ever on TV?
    I know that ernie harwell did games for the giants back in the 1950s:radio
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    • #3
      Originally posted by tonypug
      Besides Russ Hodges who else worked Giants games on Radio and TV in the 1950's. Were Giants road games ever on TV?
      I believe when Ernie Harwell left for Detroit he was relaced by a fellow named Delaney. I think his first name was Bob. I don't recall the Giants televising road games.
      Last edited by [email protected]; 01-25-2006, 05:07 PM.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by [email protected]
        I believe when Ernie Harwell left for Detroit he was relaced by a fellow named Delaney. I think his first name was Bob. I don't recall the Giants televising road games.
        I know most teams had 2 or 3 announcers who split the innings. The Dodgers had Sculley , Helfer and Doggett. The Yankees had Allen and Barber and then Rizzuto. The only Giant announcer I remember is Hodges. I knew there had to be someone else, especially when the game was televised as well as on the radio.
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        • #5
          Ernie Harwell

          Originally posted by [email protected]
          I believe when Ernie Harwell left for Detroit he was relaced by a fellow named Delaney. I think his first name was Bob. I don't recall the Giants televising road games.
          Ernie harwell worked with russ hodges from 1950 thru 1953 then left for baltimore.ernie harwell did not go to detroit until 1960.Jim Woods who also worked for years on the pittsburgh broadcasts with bob prince worked with russ hodges in 1957.
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          • #6
            Bob Delaney

            Bob Delaney worked with russ hodges and the polo grounders from 1954 thru 1957. before joining the giants broadcast team delaney worked with the boston red sox from 1950 until 1953.
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            • #7
              Hey guys thanks for the info. I am trying to compile a list of the different teams announcers. I believe when the Giants and Yankees finally started doing games on the radio, Mel Allen did the broadcasts for both teams, can anybody confirm that.
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              • #8
                Mel Allen

                Originally posted by tonypug
                Hey guys thanks for the info. I am trying to compile a list of the different teams announcers. I believe when the Giants and Yankees finally started doing games on the radio, Mel Allen did the broadcasts for both teams, can anybody confirm that.
                Mel Allen did games for the new york giants from 1939 thru 1943.and besides doing yankee games he did milwaukee braves games in 1965 and also did cleveland indians games in 1968.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by POLO GROUNDS 1957
                  Mel Allen did games for the new york giants from 1939 thru 1943.and besides doing yankee games he did milwaukee braves games in 1965 and also did cleveland indians games in 1968.
                  I never knew that Mel did Braves and Indians games. Thank you.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tonypug
                    Hey guys thanks for the info. I am trying to compile a list of the different teams announcers. I believe when the Giants and Yankees finally started doing games on the radio, Mel Allen did the broadcasts for both teams, can anybody confirm that.
                    You should definitely check out Sports on New York Radio by David J. Halberstam. Has year-by-year listings of who broadcast whom and where. Exhaustively researched. Came out in 1999.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tonypug
                      Hey guys thanks for the info. I am trying to compile a list of the different teams announcers. I believe when the Giants and Yankees finally started doing games on the radio, Mel Allen did the broadcasts for both teams, can anybody confirm that.
                      Tony, there is a book called "Voices of the Game" authored by Curt Smith which is the most comprehensive history of MLB broadcasting, Smith has a web site if you hit a search engine.

                      Regarding Mel Allen, he did indeed do the Braves in 65, their last Milwaukee season, was doing the tv for games sent back to Atlanta, where the Braves had already announced they were moving the next season. It was assumed he would be the Braves voice the next season in Atlanta, where they would have a large radio/tv network over the southeast, was really considered to be a plum job. But for some reason they picked Milo Hamilton, who was the Chisox #2 radio guy over Allen.

                      He did do the Giants and Yankees, broadcasting their home games on radio. It wasn't till after WW2 that teams began sending their broadcasters on the road and Allen began exclusively doing Yankee games.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 64Cards
                        Tony, there is a book called "Voices of the Game" authored by Curt Smith which is the most comprehensive history of MLB broadcasting, Smith has a web site if you hit a search engine.

                        Regarding Mel Allen, he did indeed do the Braves in 65, their last Milwaukee season, was doing the tv for games sent back to Atlanta, where the Braves had already announced they were moving the next season. It was assumed he would be the Braves voice the next season in Atlanta, where they would have a large radio/tv network over the southeast, was really considered to be a plum job. But for some reason they picked Milo Hamilton, who was the Chisox #2 radio guy over Allen.

                        He did do the Giants and Yankees, broadcasting their home games on radio. It wasn't till after WW2 that teams began sending their broadcasters on the road and Allen began exclusively doing Yankee games.
                        Mel Allen was let go by the Yankees after the 1964 series. I also remember that he went to the Braves, but did not remember how long he lasted. Nor do I recall when he died.

                        The way that the Yankees dismissed him was sad.

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                        • #13
                          No sadder than the way they dismissed/released Phil Rizzuto as an active player. That was, without warning, ................. on Old Timers Day, I believe in 1954. Of course he did go on to broadcast Yankees games for a several decades after that.
                          Incidentaly, Mel passed away on June 16, 1996.
                          Last edited by [email protected]; 02-01-2006, 07:33 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by [email protected]
                            No sadder than the way they dismissed/released Phil Rizzuto as an active player. That was, without warning, ................. on Old Timers Day, I believe in 1954. Of course he did go on to broadcast Yankees games for a several decades after that.
                            Incidentaly, Mel passed away on June 16, 1996.
                            I agree. They both are sad events.

                            I remember watching the game the day Mel Allen announced that Rizzuto had been released. He seemed genuinely sorry.

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                              Giant annoucers

                              The Giant announcers in 1957 were Russ Hodges, Bob Delany and Jim Woods.

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