The 30 Greatest Broadcasters in MLB History

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  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." "Heres 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. 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!"
  6. Ernie Harwell-Tigers""Long gone!"
  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. Phil Rizzuto-Yankees "Holy cow!"
  11. Bob Elson-White Sox
  12. Bob Prince- Pirates- "A bloop and a blast" "Kiss it goodbye!"
  13. 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!!"
  14. Milo Hamilton- "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. Jimmy Dudley- Indians "So long and lots of good luck, you hear?"
  16. Jerry Coleman- Padres- "Oh doctor!"
  17. Marty Brennaman- Reds- "And this one belongs to the Reds!"
  18. Herb Carneal-Twins
  19. Lon Simmons- Giants/A's- "Tell it goodbye!"
  20. Bob Wolff- Senators
  21. Bob Murphy- Mets - "Three and two the count. And the pitch by Stanley. And a ground ball..trickling..it is a fair ball..gets by Buckner! Rounding third Knight. The Mets will win the ballgame! The Mets win! They win! Unbelievable. The Red Sox in stunned disbelief."
  22. 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!…(long pause for crowd noise)…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!"
  23. Denny Matthews-Royals
  24. Dave Van Horne-Expos "El presidente, el perfecto!"
  25. 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."
  26. Bob Uecker-National- Get up, get outa here"
  27. Arch McDonald- Senators
  28. Lindsey Nelson- Mets
  29. 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!"
  30. Tom Cheek Blue Jays--"Here's the pitch on the way, a swing and a belt! Left field! Way back! BLUE JAYS WIN IT! The Blue Jays are World Series Champions as Joe Carter hits a three run home run in the ninth inning and the Blue Jays have repeated as World Series Champions! Touch em' all Joe! You'll never hit a bigger home run in your life!"
  31. Gene Elston- Astros
  32. By Saam- Phillies
  33. Tony Kubek- National
  34. Bob Costas- National
  35. Jerry Remy-Red Sox
  36. Bill King- "Holy Toledo"
  37. Not Wild About:
  38. Joe Buck-Fox National
  39. Jon Miller- ESPN National
  40. Joe Morgan- Former ESPN National
  41. Tim McCarver- Fox National