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Encyclopedia > Bob Costas
Bob Costas
Born March 22, 1952(1952-03-22) (&&&&&&&&&&02054556 yrs)
Queens, New York
Occupation Sportscaster
Spouse Jill Sutton
Children Keith and Taylor

Robert Quinlan "Bob" Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... This article is about the television network. ...

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Life and honors

Bob Costas was born in Queens, New York in a Catholic family, the son of Jayne (née Quinlan) and John George Costas, who was an electrical engineer.[1] He grew up in Commack, New York, graduating from Commack South High School. Following high school, he attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, though he left school before graduating to begin his professional career. Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... Née redirects here. ... Commack is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. ... Commack Union Free School District is a public school district located in Suffolk County, New York. ... The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is a communications school at Syracuse University. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ...


His sportscasting career started while attending Syracuse University, as an announcer for the Syracuse Blazers minor hockey team. His career as a professional began as play-by-play announcer for the Spirits of St. Louis of the American Basketball Association, followed by a stint with KMOX radio in St. Louis. Costas later did play-by-play for Chicago Bulls broadcasts on WGN-TV during the 1979-1980 season.[2] [3] He was briefly employed by the CBS network prior to joining NBC Sports in 1980. The Spirits of St. ... For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... KMOX is an AM radio station broadcasting from St. ... St. ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The 1979-80 NBA Season was the 34th season of the National Basketball Association. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... See also: 1979 in sports, other events of 1980, 1981 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Buddy Baker won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Johnny Rutherford won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford Formula One Champion - Alan...


ABA

Costas is a prominent contributor to the ABA book Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association. He is extensively quoted on many topics, and the book includes his reflections of ABA life during his tenure as radio voice of the Spirits of St. Louis.


Baseball

Costas is a devoted baseball fan (he's been suggested as a potential commissioner) and wrote the best-selling Fair Ball: A Fan's Case for Baseball in 2000. For his 40th birthday, Oakland Athletics manager Tony La Russa allowed Costas to manage the club during a spring training game. The first time Costas visited baseball legend Stan Musial's St. Louis eatery, he left a $3.31 tip in homage to Musial's lifetime batting average (.331). Costas delivered the eulogy at Mickey Mantle's funeral. In eulogizing Mantle, Costas described the baseball legend as "a fragile hero to whom we had an emotional attachment so strong and lasting that it defied logic." Costas has even carried a 1958 Mickey Mantle baseball card in his wallet. In 1920, the owners of Major League Baseball, in order to reestablish confidence of fans in the sport following the Black Sox Scandal, established the office of Commissioner of Baseball. ... See also: 1999 in literature, other events of 2000, 2001 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Tony La Russa after the 2006 World Series Anthony La Russa, Jr. ... Stan Musials number 6 was retired by the St. ... USD redirects here. ... Look up eulogy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... For other uses, see Funeral (disambiguation). ... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... A baseball card is one type of trading card, relating to baseball, usually printed on some type of paper stock or card stock. ...


Costas has been fairly outspoken about his disdain for Major League Baseball instituting a wild card. Costas believes that it diminishes the significance of winning a divisional championship. He prefers a system in which winning the wild card puts a team at some sort of disadvantage, as opposed to on an equal level with teams by which they were outplayed over a 162 game season. Or, as explained in his book Fair Ball, have only the three division winners in each league go to the postseason, with the team with the best record receiving a bye into the League Championship Series. Once, on the air on HBO's Inside the NFL, he mentioned that the NFL regular season counted for something, but baseball's was beginning to lose significance. In North American professional sports leagues, the term wild card refers to a team that qualifies for the championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision (usually called a conference or division) outright. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ...


In 1999, Costas teamed with his then-NBC colleague, Joe Morgan to call two weekday night telecasts for ESPN. The first was on Wednesday, August 25 with Detroit Tigers playing against the Seattle Mariners. The second was on Tuesday, September 21 with the Atlanta Braves playing against the New York Mets. The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... An NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ... This article is about the former Major League Baseball player. ... ESPN Major League Baseball is a promotion of Major League Baseball on ESPN and ESPN2, with simulcasts on ESPNHD or ESPN2HD. Major League Baseball on ESPN debuted on April 15, 1990 with Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN Major League Baseball is guaranteed to remain on air until 2013. ... It has been suggested that Wednesday Night Baseball Doubleheader be merged into this article or section. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1999 Detroit Tigers had a record of 66-92 and finished in third place 27-1/2 behind the Indians. ... Location Kingdome (Since 1977) Seattle, Washington (Since 1977) 1999 Information Owner(s) Hiroshi Yamauchi, represented by John Ellis Manager(s) Lou Piniella Local television FSN Northwest Local radio unknown The Seattle Mariners 1999 season was their 23rd since the franchise creation, and ended the season finishing 3rd in the American... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Main article: 1999 National League Division Series Atlanta wins series, 3-1 Main article: 1999 National League Championship Series October 12: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia The Braves began their eighth consecutive NLCS with a 4-2 victory over the Mets, defeating a team they left for dead two weeks earlier. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1999 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Bobby Valentine Local television WPIX Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1999 season was the 38th regular season for the Mets. ...


In 2002, Bob was the play-by-play announcer, alongside ESPN's Harold Reynolds, for Triple Play 2002 during the ballgame for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. 2002 2002 in games 2001 in video gaming 2003 in video gaming Notable events of 2002 in video gaming. ... ESPN Major League Baseball is a promotion of Major League Baseball on ESPN and ESPN2, with simulcasts on ESPNHD or ESPN2HD. Major League Baseball on ESPN debuted on April 15, 1990 with Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN Major League Baseball is guaranteed to remain on air until 2013. ... Harold Craig Reynolds (born November 26, 1960 in Eugene, Oregon) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball. ... PS2 redirects here. ... For the Xboxs successor, see Xbox 360. ...


Family

Costas was married from 1983 to 2001 to Carole Randall Krumenacher, who goes by "Randy." They had two children, son Keith, born in 1986, and daughter Taylor, born in 1989. Costas once jokingly promised Minnesota Twins center fielder Kirby Puckett that if he was batting over .350 by the time his child was born he would name the baby Kirby. True to his word, since Kirby was hitting better than .350, Bob's son was given the name Keith Michael Kirby Costas, whose first name comes from Randy's brother. On March 12, 2004, Costas married Jill Sutton. For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Awards and honors

Bob Costas has won multiple National Sportcaster of the Year awards (from the National Sportcaster and Sportswriter Association) and nearly 20 Emmy Awards for outstanding sports announcing. In 1999, Costas was a recipient of the Curt Gowdy Award, which is awarded to members of the electronic and print media for outstanding contributions to baseball. He is also an honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation The Sports Emmy Awards are Emmy Awards that are given away for coverage of sports from the previous calendar year. ... See also: 1998 in sports, other events of 1999, 2000 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Athletics Hicham El Guerrouj sets the new World Record in the mile at the World Championships in Rome. ... Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster, well-known as the longtime voice of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally-televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports in the 1960s and 1970s. ... The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation or MMRF is a non-profit organization based in New Canaan, Connecticut dedicated to accelerating the search for a cure of multiple myeloma. ...


He was selected as the Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism recipient in 2004. The Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism was established in 2002 to honor the memory of one of Americas pre-eminent sports writers, Dick Schaap. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2006, Costas was also awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Loyola College in Maryland. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Loyola College in Maryland, formerly Loyola College, is a private, coeducational university in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, affiliated with the Society of Jesus and the Roman Catholic Church. ...


On April 19, 2007, while at the Iowa Cubs vs. Albuquerque Isotopes Pacific Coast League baseball game, Costas was made an honorary member of the Iowa Cubs Video Production Team during a brief induction ceremony in the Principal Park pressbox. is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Class-Level Triple-A Minor League affiliations Pacific Coast League (1998-Present) American Conference North Division American Association (1969-1997) Major League affiliation Chicago Cubs (1981-Present) Chicago White Sox (1976-1980) Houston Astros (1975) Chicago White Sox (1973-1974) Oakland Athletics (1969-1973) Current uniform Name Iowa Cubs (1982... The Albuquerque Isotopes are the second-newest team in the Pacific Coast League, one of minor league baseballs two US-based AAA leagues, although the PCL is nothing new for the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... Principal Park, formerly Sec Taylor Stadium, is a minor league baseball stadium located in Des Moines, Iowa. ...


Television career

NBC Sports

When Costas was first hired by NBC, Don Ohlmeyer, who at the time, ran NBC Sports, told the then 28 year old Costas that he looked like a 14 year old. Ohlmeyer presumably based his reaction on Costas' modest stature (Costas is 5' 7" (1.70 m) in height) and boyish, babyfaced appearance (Costas' appearance has, at times, been compared to actor Mark Hamill's). After Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling made disparaging remarks about Barry Bonds (concerning Bonds' alleged steroid use) in a 2007 HBO interview with Costas[4], Bonds immediately responded by dismissing Schilling's comments and calling Costas a "midget" who "knows absolutely jack shit about baseball". Don Ohlmeyer (born Donald Winfred Ohlemeyer, Jr. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ...


He has been an in-studio host of National Football League coverage and play-by-play man for the NBA and for Major League Baseball. Costas has teamed with Isiah Thomas and Doug Collins for basketball telecasts (from 1997-2000) and Tony Kubek (from 1983-1989), Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker (from 1994-2000) for baseball telecasts. Before becoming the studio host for The NFL on NBC in 1984, Costas did play-by-play with analyst Bob Trumpy for NFL games. NFL redirects here. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... NBA redirects here. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Isiah Lord Thomas III () (born April 30, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is currently the head coach of the NBAs New York Knicks. ... For the Canadian journalist see Doug Collins (journalist) Paul Douglas Collins (born July 28, 1951 in Christopher, Illinois), is a former four-time NBA basketball All-Star and NBA basketball coach. ... The NBA on NBC was a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on the National Broadcasting Company television network from 1990 to 2002. ... The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1999-2000 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Tony Kubek (left) interviews Joe Morgan following the Cincinnati Reds Game 4 victory in the 1976 World Series. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1983 throughout the world. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is about the former Major League Baseball player. ... Robert George Uecker ((IPA pronunciation: [], a homophone of the card game Euchre) (born January 26, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American former Major League Baseball player, later an award-winning sportscaster, comedian and actor. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... An NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ... The NFL on NBC is the brand given to NBC Sports coverage of National Football League games until 1998, when NBC lost the NFL American Football Conference rights to CBS. NFL coverage returned to NBC on Sunday, August 6, 2006 under the title NBC Sunday Night Football [1], beginning its... The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... Bob Trumpy(Born in 1945) is a former professional American Football tight end who played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1968 to 1977. ...


Olympics

Costas has frontlined many Olympics broadcasts for NBC. They include the Olympics in Barcelona in 1992, Atlanta in 1996, Sydney in 2000, Salt Lake City in 2002, Athens in 2004, and Turin in 2006. A personal influence on Costas has been legendary ABC Sports broadcaster Jim McKay, who hosted many Olympics for ABC from the 1960s to the 1980s. This article is about the television network. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... The 1996 Summer h Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games celebrated in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, and with the theme slogan Light The Fire Within, were celebrated in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... Torino redirects here. ... The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... [1] ABC Sports is a division of ABC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... James Kenneth McManus, better known by his professional name of Jim McKay (b. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ...


Costas confirmed on Late Night with Conan O'Brian that he will be broadcasting from Beijing during the 2008 Summer Olympics. Late Night with Conan OBrien is an American late night television talk show on NBC featuring varied comedic material and celebrity interviews. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be celebrated from August 8, 2008, to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony commencing at 08:08:08 pm CST (12:08:08 UTC) at the Beijing National Stadium in...


Major League Baseball on NBC

One of Bob Costas' most memorable broadcasts occurred on June 23, 1984 (in what would go down in baseball lore as The Sandberg Game). Costas along with Tony Kubek, were calling the Saturday baseball Game of the Week from Chicago's Wrigley Field. The game between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals in particular was cited for putting future Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg (as well as the 1984 Cubs in general, who would go on to make their first postseason appearance since 1945) "on the map." In the ninth inning, the Cubs trailed 9-8, and faced the premier relief pitcher of the time, Bruce Sutter. Sandberg, then not known for his power, slugged a home run to left field against the Cardinals' ace closer. Despite this dramatic act, the Cardinals scored two runs in the top of the tenth. Sandberg came up again in the tenth inning, facing a determined Sutter with one man on base. Sandberg then shocked the national audience by hitting a second home run, even further into the left field bleachers, to tie the game again. The Cubs went on to win in the 11th inning. Costas said when Sandberg hit that second home run, "Do you believe it?!" is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1984 throughout the world. ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... An NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 1984 Information Owner(s) Tribune Company Manager(s) Jim Frey Local television Superstation Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Chicago Cubs 1984 season was the 109th season for the Cubs. ... Location Busch Memorial Stadium (Since 1966) St. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 1984 Information Owner(s) Tribune Company Manager(s) Jim Frey Local television Superstation Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Chicago Cubs 1984 season was the 109th season for the Cubs. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1945 throughout the world. ... Howard Bruce Sutter (born January 8, 1953 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) (last name is pronounced with a long U, i. ...


While broadcasting Game 4 of the 1988 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics on NBC, Costas angered many members of the Dodgers (especially the team's manager, Tommy Lasorda) by commenting that the team quite possibly had the weakest-hitting lineup in World Series history. Later, after the Dodgers had won Game 4 (en route to a 4-1 series victory), Lasorda sarcastically suggested that the MVP of the 1988 World Series should be Bob Costas. Dates: October 15, 1988–October 20, 1988 MVP: Orel Hershiser (Los Angeles) Television: NBC CBS Radio (Jack Buck and Bill White announcing) Announcers: Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola Umpires: Doug Harvey (NL), Larry McCoy (AL), Bruce Froemming (NL), Durwood Merrill (AL), Jerry Crawford (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL) ALCS: Oakland Athletics... This page is under construction. ... The Oakland Athletics 1988 season involved the As finishing 1st in the American League West with a record of 104 wins and 58 losses. ... This article is about the television network. ... For the Chrysler executive, see Thomas W. LaSorda. ...


Besides calling the 1989 American League Championship Series for NBC, Costas also filled-in for a suddenly ill Vin Scully (who had come down with laryngitis.) for Game 2 of the 1989 National League Championship Series. Game 2 of the NLCS occurred on Thursday, October 5, which was an off day for the ALCS. NBC then decided to fly Costas from Toronto to Chicago to substitute for Scully on Thursday night. Afterwards, Costas flew back to Toronto, where he resumed work on the ALCS the next night. The 1989 American League Championship Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the Toronto Blue Jays from October 3 to October 8. ... For the American architecture historian, see Vincent Scully. ... Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx. ... The 1989 National League Championship Series was played between the National League West champion San Francisco Giants and the National League East champion Chicago Cubs. ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ...


Bob Costas anchored NBC's pre and post-game for NFL broadcasts and the pre and post-game shows for numerous World Series and Major League Baseball All-Star Games during the 1980s (the first being for the 1982 World Series). Costas didn't get a shot at doing play-by-play (as the games on NBC were previously called by Vin Scully) for an All-Star Game until 1994 and a World Series until 1995 (when NBC split the coverage with ABC). It wasn't until 1997 when Costas finally got the chance to do play-by-play for a World Series from start to finish. Costas ended up winning a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... For the American architecture historian, see Vincent Scully. ... Date July 12, 1994 Venue Three Rivers Stadium City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Managers American League - Cito Gaston (TOR) National League - Jim Fregosi (PHL) MVP Fred McGriff (ATL) Television NBC, Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, Bob Uecker Attendance 59,568 First pitch Willie Stargell The 1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was... Dates October 21, 1995–October 28, 1995 MVP Tom Glavine (Atlanta) Television network ABC Games 1, 4, and 5, NBC Games 2, 3, and 6 Announcers ABC: Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, and Tim McCarver NBC: Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, and Bob Uecker Umpires Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Bruce... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Dates October 18, 1997 – October 26, 1997 MVP Liván Hernández (Florida) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Umpires Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL), Joe West (NL), Greg Kosc (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Ken Kaiser (AL) The 1997 World Series is regarded as... The Sports Emmy Awards are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American sports television programming, including sports-related series, live coverage of sporting events, and best sports announcers. ... The Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play was first given away in 1993. ...

See also: Major League Baseball on NBC, The Baseball Network, and Tony Kubek#With Bob Costas

An NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ... The Baseball Network was a short-lived television joint venture involving the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), and Major League Baseball. ... Tony Kubek (left) interviews Joe Morgan following the Cincinnati Reds Game 4 victory in the 1976 World Series. ...

NBA on NBC

When NBC gained the NBA network contract from CBS in 1990, Costas hosted the telecasts and was teamed in the studio with ex-Lakers coach Pat Riley. He also hosted the studio program Showtime and did play-by-play for the 1991 All-Star Game. In 1997, Costas began a three year stint as the lead play-by-play man for The NBA on NBC. NBC enlisted Costas' services after they were forced to (temporarily) remove Marv Albert from their broadcasts due to lingering personal and legal problems at the time. Costas stepped aside following the 2000 NBA Finals, in favor of a returning Marv Albert. The NBA on CBS was a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on CBS Sports. ... The 1990-91 NBA Season was the 45th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... For the American guitarist, see Patrick Riley. ... NBA Showtime was the pregame show aired before each NBA on NBC telecast. ... The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The NBA on NBC was a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on the National Broadcasting Company television network from 1990 to 2002. ... Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and is commonly referred to as the voice of basketball. ... The 2000 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1999-2000 National Basketball Association season. ...


While this, in essence, ended his active role on the NBA on NBC program (by this point, Hannah Storm and Ahmad Rashad had replaced Costas on studio anchoring duties), Costas would return to due play-by-play for selected playoff games. Costas also anchored NBC's NBA Finals coverage in 2002, which was their last to date. Hannah Storm (born Hannah Storen on June 13, 1962) is an American television news journalist and a current co-host of CBS The Early Show. ... Ahmad Rashad Ahmad Rashad (born Bobby Moore November 19, 1949 in Portland, Oregon, raised in Tacoma, Washington) is an Emmy award-winning sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former American football wide receiver for the St. ... The 2002 NBA Finals was the 56th championship round of the National Basketball Association. ...


Costas is a critic of the raunchier side of pro wrestling. He condemned Karl Malone during a live NBA broadcast for participating periodically in WCW matches. Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ...

See also: NBA on NBC and NBA Showtime

The NBA on NBC was a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on the National Broadcasting Company television network from 1990 to 2002. ... NBA Showtime was the pregame show aired before each NBA on NBC telecast. ...

NHL on NBC

Costas hosted NBC's coverage of the AMP Energy NHL Winter Classic, an outdoor regular season game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Buffalo's Ralph Wilson Stadium on New Year's Day 2008. [5] {{NHL Team | team_name = Buffalo Sabres | bg_color = #002D62 | text_color = #FDBB30 | logo_image = Sabres. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie First Settled 1789 Founded 1801 Incorporated (City) 1832 Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... Ralph Wilson Stadium is a football stadium located in the town of Orchard Park, a suburb of Buffalo, New York. ... This article is about the date January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini/Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also: NHL on NBC

NHL on NBC is a TV show that televises National Hockey League games on NBC and is produced by NBC Sports. ...

Breeders' Cup

Costas filled in for Tom Hammond at the hosting desk during the 2002 Breeders' Cup when Hammond had to undergo open-heart surgery. For former NBA player, see Tom Hammonds. ... See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... The Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. ...


Football Night in America

In 2006, Costas returned to studio hosting duties on The NFL on NBC (under the Football Night in America banner), which was returning after a near ten year hiatus. Costas last hosted NFL telecasts for NBC in 1992. The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... // GrandStand The first official NFL on NBC pregame show was called GrandStand, a program that doubled as an ABCs Wide World of Sports knockoff in the off-season. ... Football Night in America is the studio show preceding NBCs broadcasts of Sunday night National Football League (NFL) games starting in the 2006 NFL season. ... The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ...


Costas is nicknamed "Rapping Roberto" by New York Daily News sports media columnist Bob Raissman.[6] Al Michaels also called him "Rapping Roberto" during the telecast between the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Giants on September 10, 2006 in response to Costas calling him "Alfalfa."[7] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ... League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Royal Blue, White Mascot Blue Personnel Owner Jim Irsay General Manager Bill Polian Head Coach Tony Dungy... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ...

See also: NFL on NBC, The NFL on NBC Pregame Show, Football Night in America, and NBC Sunday Night Football

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Later

Costas hosted Later with Bob Costas on NBC, 1988-1994. This show was something of a break from the typical TV talk show format of the era, featuring Costas and a single guest having a conversation for the entire half hour, without a band, opening monologue or studio audience. On several occasions, Costas held the guest over for multiple nights, and these in-depth discussions won Costas much praise for his interviewing skills. (Following his departure, the show became a much more conventional talk show, hosted first by Greg Kinnear and later by Carson Daly. Daly still hosts the show today.) This is a list of television-related events in 1988. ... The year 1994 in television involved some significant events. ... Gregory Kinnear (born June 17, 1963) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and television personality, who rose to stardom as the first host of E!s Talk Soup. ... Carson Jones Daly (born June 22, 1973 in Santa Monica, California) is an American television personality. ...


Syndicated radio

Costas also hosted the syndicated radio program Costas Coast to Coast, 1986-1996, which has recently been revived as Costas on the Radio. Like Later, Costas' radio shows have focused on a wide variety of topics, and have not been limited to sports discussion. Bob's current radio show, Costas on the Radio, airs on 200 stations nationwide each weekend and syndicated by the Clear Channel owned Premiere Radio Networks. Costas on the Radio is a weekly syndicated radio program hosted by sportscaster Bob Costas. ... A clear channel, in the general sense, is a communications channel (such as a radio frequency) on which only one transmitter operates at a time. ... Premiere Radio Networks is a radio syndication and preparation company based in the United States. ...


HBO

In 2001, Costas was hired by HBO to host a 12 week series called On the Record with Bob Costas.[8] On the Record with Bob Costas was similar to the format of the old Later program as they both concentrated on in-depth celebrity interviews. This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ...


In 2002, Costas began a stint as co-host of HBO's long running series Inside the NFL. Costas remained host of Inside the NFL through the end of the 2007 NFL season. He hosted the show with Cris Collinsworth and former NFL legends Dan Marino and Cris Carter. The program aired each week during the NFL season. The year 2002 in television involved some significant events. ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... The 2007 season of the National Football League (NFL) is the 88th season played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Anthony Cris Collinsworth (born January 27, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio), is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... For the Gambino crime family mobster, see Daniel Marino. ... Cristopher D. Carter (born November 25, 1965 in Troy, Ohio) is a former American football player in the NFL. He played wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles (1987-89), the Minnesota Vikings (1990-2001) and the Miami Dolphins (2002). ...


In 2005, On the Record with Bob Costas was revamped to become Costas Now, a monthly show that would focus more on sports and air year-round in a 9 p.m. ET/PT time slot. Costas Now is more akin to HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ... Real Sports with Bryant Gumble is a monthly magazine on HBO that started on April 2, 1995. ...


Larry King Live

In June 2005, Costas was named by CNN president, Jonathan Klein, as a regular substitute anchor for Larry King's Larry King Live for one year. Costas, as well as Klein, have said that Costas is not trying out for King's position on a permanent basis. Nancy Grace was also named a regular substitute host for the show.[9] The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Jonathan Klein Corporate Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Getty Images]] Jonathan Klein, a native of South Africa, co-founded stock-photography company Getty Images in London, England in 1995. ... This article is about the television host. ... Larry King Live is an American talk show hosted by Larry King on CNN. The show debuted in 1985, and is CNNs most watched program, with over one million viewers nightly. ... Nancy Ann Grace (born October 23, 1959) is an American talk show host and former prosecutor. ...


On August 18, 2005, Costas refused to host a Larry King Live episode where the subject was missing teen Natalee Holloway. Costas said he had no hard feelings about the subject, but that he was uncomfortable with it.[10] is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ... Natalee Ann Holloway (born October 21, 1986), from Mountain Brook, Alabama, United States, disappeared on May 30, 2005 during a graduation trip in Aruba. ...


Other appearances

Costas appeared on the War to Settle the Score, a pre-WrestleMania program that The WWF aired on MTV. WrestleMania (chronologically known as WrestleMania I) was the first WrestleMania professional wrestling event from the World Wrestling Federation, which took place on March 31, 1985 in New York, New York at the world-famous Madison Square Garden. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


Apart from his normal sportscasting duties, Costas also announced periodic dogsled and elevator races on Late Night with David Letterman. Late Night with David Letterman was a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC hosted by David Letterman. ...


Costas once appeared on the television program NewsRadio as himself. He hosted an award show and later had some humorous encounters with the crew of WNYX. Costas also once appeared as a guest on the faux talkshow cartoon Space Ghost Coast to Coast. This article is about the sitcom. ... Space Ghost Coast to Coast (SGC2C) is an animated spoof talk show. ...


Bob Costas has been impersonated several times by Darrell Hammond on Saturday Night Live.[11] This article is about the comedian. ... SNL redirects here. ...


Costas appeared as himself along with his rival/counterpart Al Michaels (who now works for NBC) from ABC in the movie BASEketball. Costas also appeared as himself in the movie Pootie Tang. Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... BASEketball is a 1998 David Zucker comedy feature film starring South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Dian Bachar, Robert Vaughn, Yasmine Bleeth, and Jenny McCarthy. ... Pootie Tang is a 2001 cult comedy film, directed by Louis C.K.. The film was adapted from a comedy sketch which first appeared on The Chris Rock Show. ...


In a supposed effort to fulfill a deal he made on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, as coverage of a game resumed he sipped a glass of pink lemonade and said "Ah, that's restaurant quality lemonade." The Late Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show on CBS. It immediately follows The Late Show with David Letterman and is produced by Lettermans Worldwide Pants Incorporated in CBS Television City, next to the studio of the game program The Price Is Right. ... Craig Kilborn (born August 24, 1962) is an American comedian and former talk show host. ...


Costas guest-voiced (as himself) on the Family Guy episodes "Patriot Games" and "Petergeist". Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... “Patriot Games” is an episode from season four of FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... “Petergeist” is an episode from season four of FOX animated television series Family Guy. ...


Costas is very loosely associated with the Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw morning show of San Diego, California, and has been known to appear frequently on that show, where, due to one of the show's in-jokes, some of the show's hosts (as well as many San Diego residents) know Costas, belovedly, as the "King of Doucheville." He also appeared in Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw's motion picture The JK Conspiracy. Dave, Emily, Shelly, unknown technician, and Chainsaw Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw is a morning show on 101. ... San Diego redirects here. ... Dave, Emily, Shelly, unknown technician, and Chainsaw Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw is a morning show on 101. ...


Jim Rome considers Costas to be one of the most intelligent people he's interviewed on The Jim Rome Show. One of the more famous callers to the show, 'Jeff in Richmond', often refers to Costas as his "good friend and colleague". Costas has good-naturedly mentioned his bemusement regarding the hoopla that has come from all this. James Jim Rome (born October 14, 1964) is an American sports radio talk show host syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications. ... The Jim Rome Show is a sports radio talk show hosted by Jim Rome. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ...


Costas was name checked in a Ludacris song after he had mentioned being a fan on the late night talk show Last Call with Carson Daly.-1... Last Call with Carson Daly is a late night NBC talk show, hosted by former MTV VJ Carson Daly. ...


In 2006, Costas voiced the animated character Bob Cutlass, a race announcer, in the movie Cars. The year 2006 in film involved some significant events. ... This is a list of characters from the 2006 Pixar film, Cars (film). ... This article is about the animated movie. ...


On October 18, 2007, Costas appeared along with former Baseball Commissioner, Fay Vincent at Williams College for "A Conversation About Sports" moderated by Will Dudley, Associate Professor of Philosophy. is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... In 1920, the owners of Major League Baseball, in order to reestablish confidence of fans in the sport following the Black Sox Scandal, established the office of Commissioner of Baseball. ... Francis Thomas Fay Vincent, Jr. ... Williams College is a highly selective [1] private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ...


Politics

Costas is a self-avowed liberal and declared on June 27, 2007, that the presidency of George W. Bush had "tragically failed." Modern American liberalism is a form of liberalism that began in America in the last years of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century. ... is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...

I think it is now overwhelmingly evident, if you're honest about it, even if you're a conservative Republican, if you're honest about it, this is a failed administration. And no honest conservative would say that George W. Bush was among the 500 most qualified people to be President of the United States. That's not based on political leaning. If a liberal, and I tend to be liberal, disagrees with a conservative, they can still respect that person's competence and the integrity of their point of view.[12] Conservative may refer to: Conservatism, political philosophy A member of a Conservative Party Conservative extension, premise of deductive logic Conservativity theorem, mathematical proof of conservative extension Conservative Judaism britney spears Category: ... GOP redirects here. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ...

He went on to say that although a liberal he has voted for some Republicans in the past.


Notes

  1. ^ Bob Costas Biography (1952-)
  2. ^ fuzzymemories.tv
  3. ^ fuzzymemories.tv
  4. ^ Associated Press, Schilling: Bonds and McGwire lack of denials tantamount to admissions. USA Today, July 2, 2007.
  5. ^ NHL.com - 2008 NHL Winter Classic
  6. ^ Bob Raissman (2006-09-12). NBC out-Foxed in opener. New York Daily News.
  7. ^ Michael Hiestand (2006-09-11). Scores, injury updates early fodder for NBC's Sunday-night NFL show. USA Today.
  8. ^ IMDb > "On the Record with Bob Costas" (2001)
  9. ^ CNN hires Bob Costas. Associated Press (2005-06-09).
  10. ^ Bob Costas refuses to anchor Holloway coverage. Associated Press (2005-08-19).
  11. ^ Darrell Hammond impersonation on Bob Costas
  12. ^ Bob Costas: 'Inescapable Fact' That Bush Presidency 'A Tragically Failed Administration' | NewsBusters.org
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Date July 12, 1994 Venue Three Rivers Stadium City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Managers American League - Cito Gaston (TOR) National League - Jim Fregosi (PHL) MVP Fred McGriff (ATL) Television NBC, Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, Bob Uecker Attendance 59,568 First pitch Willie Stargell The 1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was... Date July 9, 1996 Venue Veterans Stadium City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Managers American - Mike Hargrove () National - Bobby Cox (ATL) MVP Mike Piazza (LAD) Television , Attendance 62,670 First pitch Mike Schmidt, Richie Ashburn, Jim Bunning, Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts The 1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played at Veterans... Date July 7, 1998 Venue Coors Field City Denver, Colorado Managers American - Mike Hargrove (CLE) National - Jim Leyland (FLA) MVP Roberto Alomar (BAL) Television NBC, Bob Costas, Joe Morgan Attendance 51,267 First pitch Elias Kurts The 1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played on July 7, 1998... The 2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 71st playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. ... The 1950 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies. ... The 1951 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the New York Giants, who had won the National League pennant in a thrilling three-game playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers on a legendary home run by Bobby Thomson (the Shot Heard Round the World). ... The 1952 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in 7 games for their fourth straight title – tying the mark they set between 1936 and 1939 – and the 15th in their history, and their third defeat of the... 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In a rematch of the 1957 Series, the 1958 World Series matched the defending champion Milwaukee Braves against the New York Yankees. ... The 1959 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers beating the American League champion Chicago White Sox, four games to two. ... Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ... The 1961 World Series of baseball matched the New York Yankees (109-53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61), with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons. ... The 1962 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the San Francisco Giants, who had won their first NL pennant since moving from New York in 1958, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff. ... The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games to capture their second title in five years. ... The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. ... The 1966 World Series matched the Baltimore Orioles against the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Orioles sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. ... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of... The 1970 World Series was between the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Orioles winning in five games. ... The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... The 1972 World Series sent the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in a matchup of what were to become the two premier MLB dynasties of the 1970s. ... Dates: October 13 – October 21 MVP: Reggie Jackson (Oakland) Television: NBC Announcers: Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek, Monte Moore and Lindsey Nelson Umpires: Marty Springstead (AL), Augie Donatelli (NL), Jerry Neudecker (AL), Paul Pryor (NL), Russ Goetz (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL) ALCS: Oakland Athletics over Baltimore Orioles (3-2) NLCS: New... The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat. ... 1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... haha ... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... Dates October 18, 1986–October 25, 1986 MVP Ray Knight (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship... Dates: October 15, 1988–October 20, 1988 MVP: Orel Hershiser (Los Angeles) Television: NBC CBS Radio (Jack Buck and Bill White announcing) Announcers: Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola Umpires: Doug Harvey (NL), Larry McCoy (AL), Bruce Froemming (NL), Durwood Merrill (AL), Jerry Crawford (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL) ALCS: Oakland Athletics... Dates October 21, 1995–October 28, 1995 MVP Tom Glavine (Atlanta) Television network ABC Games 1, 4, and 5, NBC Games 2, 3, and 6 Announcers ABC: Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, and Tim McCarver NBC: Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, and Bob Uecker Umpires Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Bruce... Dates October 18, 1997 – October 26, 1997 MVP Liván Hernández (Florida) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Umpires Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL), Joe West (NL), Greg Kosc (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Ken Kaiser (AL) The 1997 World Series is regarded as... Dates October 23, 1999–October 27, 1999 MVP Mariano Rivera (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas and Joe Morgan Umpires Randy Marsh (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL), Gerry Davis (NL), Rocky Roe (AL), Steve Rippley (NL), Jim Joyce (AL) The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York...

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