Special Sub-Topic: Baseball Broadcasters
|Who broadcasted Atlanta Braves games over the radio and TBS for 33 years until his passing in August 2008?|
Skip Caray & Skip Carey & Caray & Carey. Skip is part of a three generation line of baseball broadcasters. Sadly, he passed away on August 3, 2008, at 68 after a long battle with Diabetes and related complications. His sons, Chip and Josh, carry on the family tradition broadcasting in the Braves organization.
|Which Kansas City Royals radio broadcaster won the Ford Frick award in 2007? |
Denny Matthews. Denny had been calling Royals games for their entire existence. Denny is also known for a famous radio blooper. Denny was reading an advertisement for a Kansas City based snack company, "Next time you're in the supermarket, grab some Guy's Nuts!"
|Which Dodger announcer called his 59th season of baseball in 2008? |
Vin Scully. Vin Scully began calling Dodger games in Brooklyn in 1950. Vin received the Ford Frick award and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.
|Which "colorful" announcer called games for the Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, and New York Yankees over three decades? |
Red Barber & Barber. Barber was affectionately known as The Ol' Redhead. Red also broadcast the first Major League Baseball game on television in 1939 while working for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Barber finished his career with the New York Yankees in 1966 when he was fired for asking a cameraman to pan the empty stands as the Yankees completed a miserable season.
|Which legendary announcer called games for his hometown St. Louis Cardinals, as well the A's, White Sox, and finally Cubs over his long and memorable career?|
Harry Caray & Caray & Harry Carey & Carey. Harry Caray is the father of Skip Caray and grandfather of Chip and Josh Caray, all with successful broadcasting careers. Harry is best known for his catch-phrase, "Holy Cow!"
|Who was Harry Caray's first partner with the Cardinals, later the Cards' play-by-play man, and the father of another successful sports broadcaster?|
Jack Buck. Joe is Jack's son and became a successful broadcaster for the Cardinals as well as other sports including football. Mike Shannon called his 37th season as a Cardinal broadcaster in 2008, following his career as a player. John Rooney called games for both the White Sox and the Cardinals.
|Which broadcaster known as "Mr. Baseball", starting calling Milwaukee Brewers games since 1971? |
Bob Uecker. Bob Uecker had a six-season Major League career as a catcher for several teams. Uecker also starred in the '80s TV hit, "Mr. Belvedere", and portrayed the hilarious Harry Doyle in the "Major League" movies.
|Which legendary broadcaster was fired by the Detroit Tigers in 1991, only to be brought back by popular demand the following season, then retired in 2002?|
Ernie Harwell. Ernie Harwell is the first and likely only broadcaster ever to be traded for a player. Harwell was calling games for the Southern Association's Atlanta Crackers when the Brooklyn Dodgers traded Cliff Dapper, a catcher, to the Crackers in exchange for Harwell's contract. Ernie went on to broadcast for the New York Giants before joining the Detroit Tigers in 1960.
|Who was the 2008 Ford Frick award winner, having called Seattle Mariner games since the team's first season?|
Dave Niehaus. Niehaus provided the broadcast voice for the 1999 Nintendo 64 release "Ken Griffey Jr. Slugfest". Niehaus was working for the California Angels when the Seattle Mariners joined the American League, and asked him to join their broadcast team. Duane and Glen Kuiper were brothers and MLB broadcasters for the 2008 Giants and A's respectively. Jon Miller broadcasted for the Giants as well as calling games for ESPN.
|"Hey-Hey!" Who was the television broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs from the late 1940s through the early 1980s?|
Jack Brickhouse. Ironically, both Jack Brickhouse and Harry Caray died in 1998, the same season that saw both Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire trying to break Roger Maris' home run record. Jack Brickhouse was a Chicago institution calling boxing matches, Chicago Bears football, and baseball for both the Cubs and White Sox.
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