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Encyclopedia > George Grande

George Grande (pronounced like the English word "grand") is an American sportscaster who hosted the first broadcast of SportsCenter on ESPN in 1979. In the early years of the network, he served as host of the baseball magazine program that evolved into the current Baseball Tonight program on ESPN. 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 American ESPN show. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... See also: 1978 in television, other events of 1979, 1980 in television, and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1979-80 United States network television schedule. ... Baseball Tonight is a Sports Emmy Award-winning program that airs on ESPN, and is the only nightly highlight show devoted to Major League Baseball. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


Grande was the TV play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseball's New York Yankees in 1989 and 1990. Grande has been the TV play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds since 1993 for Fox Sports Net, teaming with former player Chris Welsh to form the longest-running TV broadcasting partnership in team history. 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. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... 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. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... Chris Welsh(born April 14, 1955 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and a current sportscaster for the Cincinnati Reds. ...


Grande has often served as master of ceremonies for the National Baseball Hall of Fame's annual inductions. A Master of Ceremonies or MC (sometimes spelled emcee), sometimes called a compere or an MJ for microphone jockey, is the host of an official public or private staged event or other performance. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related...


He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1969, where he won the 1968 College World Series while playing for USC's prestigious baseball program. While at USC, he played with 14 future Major Leaguers, including Hall of Famer Tom Seaver and slugger Dave Kingman. Doheny Library. ... George Thomas Seaver (born November 17, 1944 in Fresno, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who broke into the major leagues in 1967 and retired in 1986. ... David Arthur Kingman (born December 21, 1948 in Pendleton, Oregon), nicknamed Kong and Sky King, is an American former Major League Baseball slugger who played for the San Francisco Giants (1971-74), New York Mets (1975-77, 1981-83), San Diego Padres (1977), California Angels (1977), New York Yankees (1977...


Grande is on the board of directors for USA Baseball. USA Baseball was founded in 1978 and is the governing body for amateur baseball in the United States of America. ...


Signature Baseball Calls

For a double play: Six, Four, Three...Yes Sir Eeee.


For a home run: Its gunna beeeeeeee gone!


For a spectacular defensive catch: HE GOT IT! HE GOT IT!


For a hit over the infield: A BLOOP to [right, left, center]!


Opening line: Hi, hello, and welcome everyone! Along with the "crafty" lefthander Chris Welsh, I'm George Grande.


Alternatively, he emphasizes the first syllable in "Cincinnati" to effect of "Ciiiincinati Reds baseball here on FSN!"


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  • reds.com - Broadcasters
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Current Anchors
John Anderson | Chris Berman | Steve Berthiaume | Michelle Bonner | John Buccigross | Linda Cohn | Rece Davis | Josh Elliott | Neil Everett | Robert Flores | Mike Greenberg | Jay Harris | Fred Hickman | Dana Jacobson | Brian Kenny | Suzy Kolber | Steve Levy | Bob Ley | Kenny Mayne | Chris McKendry | Dari Nowkhah | Karl Ravech | Scott Reiss | Stuart Scott | Sage Steele | Scott Van Pelt | Stan Verrett | Matt Winer | Trey Wingo
Former Anchors
Larry Beil | Tim Brando | Cara Capuano | Kevin Corke | Jack Edwards | Rich Eisen | Kevin Frazier | Gayle Gardner | George Grande | Greg Gumbel | Brett Haber | Jason Jackson | Craig Kilborn | Lee Leonard | Tom Mees | Gary Miller | Chris Myers | Keith Olbermann | Dan Patrick | Dave Revsine | Robin Roberts | Sharon Smith | Charley Steiner | Mike Tirico | Pam Ward | Whit Watson
Reporters
Chris Connelly | Hank Goldberg | Bob Holtzman | Pedro Gomez | Mike Massaro | Chris Mortensen | Rachel Nichols | Sal Paolantonio | Lisa Salters | Jeremy Schaap | George Smith | Shelley Smith | Ed Werder

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