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    Favorite Baseball Announcers (all-time)

    Mike Shannon is great to listen to. Some of my other favorites are Hughes/Santo (Cubs), John Rooney, Vin Scully, and Charlie Steiner.
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    As a Yankee fan, you gotta love Rizzuto. His comments were pure poetry! And if you don't believe me, search Amazon to find that book of "poetry" that came straight from his game broadcasts!

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    Originally posted by penfold
    As a Yankee fan, you gotta love Rizzuto. His comments were pure poetry! And if you don't believe me, search Amazon to find that book of "poetry" that came straight from his game broadcasts!
    I've never had the chance to listen to him
    Global Warming and climate change hysteria could well represent the historical pinnacle of collective insanity.

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    Harry Kalas... ... III'd liiiike to wish a happy birthday to Betty in Conshohocken sheee's niiiiinety niiiiiiine today!

    he's boring but he cracks me up

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    Mel Allen, Phil Rizzuto, John Sterling and Harry Carry
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    Originally posted by penfold
    As a Yankee fan, you gotta love Rizzuto. His comments were pure poetry! And if you don't believe me, search Amazon to find that book of "poetry" that came straight from his game broadcasts!
    I love Rizzuto...but some credit has to go to Bill White too...they played off of each other incredibly well. I really miss hearing the two of them every time Im forced to listen to Kay. I wish they could bring Rizzuto back for even just ONE game.

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    Why no love for Ernie Harwell?

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    Ernie Harwell for his memorable last game as the voice of the Detroit Tigers.

    Vin Scully for his memorable calls including "3 and 2 to Mookie Wilson..." you know the rest.

    Phil Rizzuto, Mel Allen, John Sterling, Harry Caray, Harry Kalas
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    Originally posted by SubwayFanatic
    Why no love for Ernie Harwell?
    He and Scooter are tied. I wish I'd heard Joe Buck, since I heard he was great also. Since team announcers weren't excluded, I'd add Bob Sheppard.
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    Originally posted by penfold
    As a Yankee fan, you gotta love Rizzuto. His comments were pure poetry! And if you don't believe me, search Amazon to find that book of "poetry" that came straight from his game broadcasts!
    One of the GREATEST books EVER written.

    It's called Oh Holy Cow! The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto edited by Tom Peyer & Hart Seely.

    I have the book and very often reread it. If you are a Yankee Fan during the time Phil was on the air, you'll remember just about every passage in the book. It is a Masterpiece.


    Phil is by far my all time favorite announcer. When you added Bill White to the mix... it was pure magic.
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    Ralph Kiner and Tim McCarver were a good team in the Mets heyday in the late 80's. This was before McCarver became full of himself and prior to him making his comments more important than the game.

    Back in the day, Tim brought the best out in Ralph and it was the first time I ever heard such a good mix of analysis and interesting conversation.

    When the Yanks hired him I was thrilled. But unfortunately, the Yanks got the annoying version of Tim.

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    Good ol' Vin Scully.

    Probably my favorite famous quote of his:
    "In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened."
    -after Gibby's Game 1 homer in '88

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/quot...y_quotes.shtml

    I've never seen anything but brief clips of the Sandy Koufax perfect game in '65. I just found that link, and I scrolled down and read the transcript of Vinny's call of the 9th inning of that game, and I could see exactly what happened, even though I've never fully, really seen it visually before. And what's remarkable, is that he does the exact same thing over a hundred times a year, every game he calls.

    I wonder how he'd call a football game. If there's anyone besides Lynn Swann who could put poetry in motion in a football game, it'd have to be him.
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    Not in any particular order...


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    Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Harry Carry, Andy Musser, and Ernie Hartwell..definites
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    I'm a young guy, so I haven't heard many different announcers.

    Sterling and Steiner are like part of the landscape of summer for me.

    Also, despite what I know a lot of people think of him, I think Joe Buck does a good job. He keeps his words to a minimum.

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    I listened to Ernie Harwell & George Kell as a kid in Detroit. Even after Kell retired from broadcasting, Ernie kept at it for another 20+ years with a variety of co-commentators, including Al Kaline for few years.

    Listened to Scooter & White after moving to Florida in the late 70's on WPIX...they were quite the pair...

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    I'll tell you who its not. Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. What a couple of wastes of life they are. I don't know why everyone kisses their asses all the time. They make the playoffs unpleasant.

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    Bill White and Frank Messer were great announcers and they were great with the scooter. I learned a lot of baseball from those guys and they knew the game was the story, not them.

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    Jack Buck was great too. Unfortunataly he passed away but he was the voice of summer if you were a Cardinals fan.
    Global Warming and climate change hysteria could well represent the historical pinnacle of collective insanity.

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    Originally posted by Winfield31


    I love Rizzuto...but some credit has to go to Bill White too...they played off of each other incredibly well. I really miss hearing the two of them every time Im forced to listen to Kay. I wish they could bring Rizzuto back for even just ONE game.
    I agree 100%...Phil is probably the most beloved Yankee and the Yankee who loves the team more than any other player...

    Bill White was a gem also with Frank Messer excellent also rest his soul...

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    Hello there everybody....

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    I grew up with The Scooter & Bill White. They are my all-time fave's. So many great child-hood memories. Sterling/Kay in the late 90's are some more great memories.
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