The Greatest Baseball Announcers Dead or Alive
When we talk about any sport we generally tend to focus more or even obsess over the players, don’t we? However, that’s no justification to ignore the others whose contributions make spectator sports so enjoyable for the audiences! And this holds especially true when we discuss Major League Baseball. Anyone who is a fan of this sport would agree that the baseball announcers have a key role in making the sport so exciting to watch! Know about the greatest baseball announcers of all time!
1. Mel Allen
Birthday: 14 February 1913
Born In: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died On: 16 June 1996
Mel Allen is fondly remembered as 'The Voice of the Yankees', because of his extended association with 'New York Yankees'. He became one of the first two awardees of the 'National Baseball Hall of Fame's' 'Ford C. Frick Award'. He has also appeared in a few movies as a commentator.
Birthday: 29 November 1927
Born In: Bronx, New York, United States
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died On: 02 August 2022
Vin Scully is a former award-winning and halls of fame inductee broadcaster. He is a legend in the field of sports commentary. He holds the record for the longest-tenured announcer working with the 'Dodgers'. This record is also the most extended association of a commentator with a single team in any professional sport.
Birthday: 21 August 1924
Born In: Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Sun Sign: Leo
Died On: 18 June 2002
Jack Buck was a highly respected announcer. He had many halls of fame to his name, including the 'National Baseball Hall of Fame,' the 'Pro Football Hall of Fame,' the 'National Radio Hall of Fame,' and 'St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum.' He had worked with 'St. Louis Cardinals' as an announcer.
Birthday: 26 January 1934
Born In: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Recognizing Bob Uecker's contribution to baseball in general and announcing in particular, National Baseball Hall of Fame awarded him with the 'Ford C. Frick award' in 2003. Since 1971, he works with the 'Milwaukee Brewers' as a broadcaster.
Birthday: 01 March 1914
Born In: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died On: 18 February 1998
In 1988, Harry Caray was inducted into 'NSSA Hall of Fame'. The following year, he became an 'American Sportscasters Association' Hall of Famer. He was also honored with a star on the 'St. Louis Walk of Fame'.