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Gary Cohen (born April 29, 1958 in Queens, New York) is an American sportscaster, best known as a radio and television play-by-play announcer for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... 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. ... 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. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008) Citi Field (2009-Present) Polo Grounds... Major Leagues redirects here. ...


Cohen joined the Mets' broadcast team in 1989, after stints as the voice of the minor league Durham Bulls and Pawtucket Red Sox. He also called ice hockey and basketball games for Providence College, and football for Brown University. Along with his work with the Mets, Cohen has also called postseason MLB games for ESPN Radio and basketball games for Seton Hall University and St. John's University on 1050 AM before it was taken over by ESPN. He also served as a backup announcer on New York Rangers radio broadcasts as well as calling Olympic hockey for Westwood One on multiple occasions. Cohen graduated with a political science degree from Columbia University, where he began his broadcasting career with WKCR Sports. 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Class-Level Triple-A (1973-Present) Double-A (1970-1972) Minor League affiliations International League North Division Eastern League (1970-1972) Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox (1970-Present) Current uniform Name Pawtucket Red Sox (1970-Present) Ballpark McCoy Stadium (1970-Present) Minor League titles League titles 1973, 1984 Division... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article is about the sport. ... This page refers to a college in Rhode Island. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... ESPN Radio is an American sports radio network. ... “Seton Hall” redirects here. ... St. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since the 1920 Summer Olympics. ... Westwood One, Inc. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... WKCR Sports is the department of sports programming on WKCR 89. ...

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Cohen calling Seton Hall game.
Cohen calling Seton Hall game.

Cohen's signature radio phrases included "A pleasant good afternoon/evening everybody", used at the start of every game; "Back to talk about it in a moment" at the conclusion of each game; "Swing and a miss, he struck him out!" (shortened to "Struck him out!" in recent years) after a meaningful strikeout; "It's outta here!'" when a player hits a home run; and ending the game by describing the final play and finishing with "...and the ball game is over!" He is known for his vivid and succinct description of the game action, his silky, yet delicately smooth baritone voice, corny joking with former broadcast partner Howie Rose, and his sometimes biting, but always well-informed baseball commentary. In 2003, Cohen became the Mets' lead radio voice following the retirement of Bob Murphy. In October 2006, during the Mets' postseason run, Cohen returned to the WFAN booth with Rose and newcomer Tom McCarthy for a couple of innings each game. Cohen has also called several National League Division Series for ESPN Radio. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Howie Rose (born 1954) is an American sportscaster with the New York Mets and the New York Islanders for WFAN and Fox Sports New York. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Murphy in front of the radio booth named in his honor Robert Allan Murphy (19 September 1924 – 3 August 2004) was an American sportscaster who spent 50 years doing play-by-play of Major League Baseball games on television and radio. ... October 2006 is the tenth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... Tom McCarthy is an American sports broadcaster. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Division Series (NLDS) determine which two teams from the National League will advance to the National League Championship Series. ... ESPN Radio is an American sports radio network. ...

Television

It was announced on November 9, 2005 that Cohen would become the play-by-play announcer for the new Mets cable television network, SportsNet New York (SNY). As part of the agreement, Cohen also calls about 25 Mets games per year on WPIX along with analysts (and former Mets) Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez. is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... SportsNet New York (SNY) is a New York City-based sports cable network which airs in the New York metro area and all of New York state, and nationwide via satellite. ... WPIX, channel 11, is a television station in New York City. ... Ronald (born August 19, 1960) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Oakland Athletics and Montreal Expos. ... Keith Hernandez (born October 20, 1953 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who played for the St. ...


Family

Cohen is married to Lynn Cohen and has five children, Jess, Jaclyn, Trevor, Kira and Zach. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.[1]


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