Lesley Visser’s pep and punch always sparkle; Sean McManus retires in the Spring; Stubborn Herbie won’t shush

On Lesley Visser and Sean McManus at CBS I had a chance to catch up […]

A World Series of runaway wins and punishing losses; Yet it all came down to a Bill Mazeroski crusher!


In 1960, the Bucs’ Bill Mazeroski won the World Series with a 9th inning crusher in Game #7!

WANT TO ENLIVEN BASEBALL? HEED THE 1960 WORLD SERIES. Criticized by some for seeming old-timey, […]

Red Barber and Mel Allen; First two honored HOF broadcast greats, but not the best of buddies

Mel Allen and his relationship with Red Barber + These two pioneers were held […]

Each MLB team and its most popular voice ever, Part One; Rizzuto has it on popularity in New York

Part One – More to come Phil Rizzuto! Why? You ask. Wasn’t Mel Allen […]

Jack Brickhouse earned a statue for decades of calling sports in Chicago; Left for one season with NY Giants

After the war, in 1945, Larry MacPhail took administrative charge of the Yankees and he […]

Owners and GM’s make myopic decisions, firing their beloved voices; Derek Jeter is the last to err

This happened recently and it stuck to my craw. It triggered me to list similar […]

With 44,000 sets in U.S., the first World Series telecast was 72 years ago today; See timeline: 1947-2019

Seventy two years ago today, history was made. The first ever World Series game […]

Al Helfer, this year’s Frick winner, was likely the most traveled of all the baseball voices ever honored

Ford Frick Award – Fun Facts On NFL Enshrinement Weekend, smack in middle of the […]

1964: Baseball’s best broadcasting year, top to bottom; 25 eventual HOF Ford Frick winners were on the air

For baseball broadcasting,  you might say that it was a glorious year, one not surpassed […]

Curt Smith shares why pioneer Red Barber was fired by Yanks in ’66; Costas gets Frick Award tomorrow in Cooperstown

This Saturday, Bob Costas will be honored with the 42nd Ford Frick Award, emblematic of […]

Historian Curt Smith answers mystery question: Why Mel Allen was fired by GM Ralph Houk in ’64

The ceremony honoring this year’s Ford Frick winner, Bob Costas, will be held Saturday evening in Cooperstown, […]