Friday Oct 20

The 20 Greatest Broadcasters in MLB History

A look at baseball's twenty greatest voices and the iconic calls that made them legendary.

1)  Vin Skully- Dodgers
--"It is 9:46 PM, 2 and 2 to Harvey Kuenn, one strike away, Sandy into his wind up, here's the pitch..swung on and missed, a perfect game!"
--"So the winning run is at second base, with two out, 3 and 2 to Mookie Wilson...little roller up along first..behind the bag! It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight and the Mets win it!"
--"In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened!"

2)  Mel Allen- Yankees
--"Sudden death now, last of the ninth. 9 to 9. There's a drive into deep left field, look out now… that ball is goooing, going gone! And the World Series is over! Mazeroski… hits it over the left field fence for a home run, and the Pirates win it 10-9 and win the World Series!"

3)  Jack Buck- Cardinals
--"Go crazy folks, go crazy!",
--"I don't believe what I just saw!"
--"And we'll see ya tomorrow night!"

4)  Red Barber- Dodgers
--"This is Red Barber speaking. Let me say hello to you all."
--"Here's a pitch...swung on, belted..its a long one..deep to the left center..back goes Giofreedo, back back back back back back..heee makes a one-handed catch against the bullpen!! Oh doctor!"

5)
Ernie Harwell-Tigers
--"Long gone!"
6) Bob Prince- Pirates
--"A bloop and a blast" "Kiss it goodbye!"
7) Harry Caray- Cubs/Cardinals
--"Take me out to the baaallgaaame, take me out with the croooowd.."

8)  Russ Hodges- Giants
--"THE GIANTS WON THE PENNANT!! THE GIANTS WON THE PENNANT!! THE GIANTS WON THE PENNANT!! THE GIANTS WON THE PENNANT!!"

9)  Curt Gowdy- Red Sox and NBC national
--"It could be...it could be...it is!" (Williams homers in his final at bat)

10) Harry Kalas- Phillies
--"Heres the stretch by Robinson.. the 3-0 pitch...swing and a long drive...there it is...number 500...a career 500th home run for Michael Jack Schmidt!"
11)  Bob Elson-White Sox
12) Phil Rizzuto-Yankees
--"Holy cow!"
13)
Bob Uecker- Brewers, national
"-Get up, get outa here"
14)  Milo Hamilton- Cubs/Braves/Pirates and four other clubs
--"He's sittin' on 714... Here's the pitch by Downing... swinging... there's a drive into left-center field... that ball is gonna beee... OUTTA HERE! IT'S GONE! IT'S 715! There's a new home run champion of all time... and it's HENRY AARON!"

15)
Chuck Thompson- Orioles
--"Here's a swing and a high fly ball going deep to left, this may do it!…Back to the wall goes Berra, it is…over the fence, home run, the Pirates win!…Ladies and gentlemen, Mazeroski has hit a one-nothing pitch over the left field fence at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of ten to nothing!"
16) Jerry Coleman- Padres
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-"You can hang a star on that baby"

17) Bob Wolff-Senators
18) Jack Brickhouse- Cubs
--"Whoo, boy! Next time around, bring me back my stomach!" "Hey, hey!" "There's a long drive waaay back in center field...waaay baaack, baaack, it is...caaaaaught by Willie Mays! Willie Mays just brought this crowd to its feet... with a catch... which must have been an optical illusion to a lot of people."

19)
Dave Niehaus- Mariners
--"Get out the rye bread and the mustard this time grandma, it is a GRAND SALAMI and the Mariners lead it 10-6! I don't believe it. My oh my!!"
20) Skip Caray- Braves
--"A lotta room in right-center, if he hits one there we can dance in the streets. The 2-1. Swung, line drive left field! One run is in! Here comes Bream! Here's the throw to the plate! He is...safe! Braves win! Braves win! Braves win! Braves win!...Braves win! They may have to hospitalize Sid Bream; he's down at the bottom of a huge pile at the plate. They help him to his feet. Frank Cabrera got the game winner! The Atlanta Braves are National League champions again! This crowd is going berserk, listen!"


Honorable Mentions:
Lindsey Nelson (Mets), Dizzy Dean (Browns, national), Joe Garagiola (national), Marty Brennaman (Reds), Ned Martin (Red Sox), Bob Murphy (Mets), Lon Simmons (Giants/A's), Bob Costas (national), Jimmy Dudley (Indians), Herb Carneal (Twins), Denny Matthews (Royals), Dave Van Horne (Expos), Arch McDonald (Senators), Tom Cheek (Blue Jays), Gene Elston (Astros), By Saam (Phillies), Tony Kubek (national), Jerry Remy (Red Sox),  Bill King (A's)

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