50 years ago: MLB and the Moon landing; A look back; Local voices remember their experiences

Something divine or celestial had to have taken hold some 50 years ago. It was […]


On MLB’s All-Star Tuesday: A collection of all-time riveting play-by-play calls, position-by-position

Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game recognizes the best players in the game by position. While […]


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 […]


2018: Halby’s sportscasting awards; The best and worst, 50 categories

With apologies to Rudy Martzke, the ex-longtime national sports media critic, I humbly share my […]


Scully’s 1965 Koufax call was perfect; yet his most graphic was in 1959, describing a rhubarb at the Coliseum

In 1959, some three years before television replay was introduced, there was a wild argument […]


Sweet 16: Baseball’s all-time ‘Franchise Tag’ announcers – forever their team’s Voice!

MLB team announcers who merit ‘Franchise Tags’ – Names inextricably linked with the franchises they […]


Joe Davis: His second full year in the hallowed Dodger booth, sanctified by Vin Scully

What would you rather do? Follow Willie Mays as the everyday centerfielder in San Francisco, […]


Most cherished, all-time, same market, play-by-play pairs

  As promised, we’re recognizing the top market pairs ever. This is the baker’s dozen […]


Halby’s Morsels: Scully – The early years, from Brooklyn to LA; Jack and Joe Buck

Studying and breaking down baseball’s greatest broadcaster ever, Vin Scully; a 1957 and 1967 version […]


Scully biographer Curt Smith details why Vin is MLB’s best ever

  In this segment of our continuing discussion with prolific author, presidential speechwriter and baseball […]


Cubs’ voice Pat Hughes: Scully, Costas and Bill King are my all-time Sportscasting Grand Masters

In the second part of our series profiling Pat Hughes, the popular radio voice of […]


Tears of Appreciation: Costas, Enberg, Glickman, Scully and Joe Tait

My mother, bless her heart, has a love for old classical music. When listening to […]