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Encyclopedia > List of New York Mets broadcasters

Broadcasting for the New York Mets is as follows: Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) The Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986...

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Broadcast outlets

Television

SportsNet New York, also known as SNY, is a New York City-based sports cable network which airs in the New York metro area and nationwide via satellite. ... WPIX, channel 11, is a television station in New York City. ... The Madison Square Garden Network, now shortened to simply MSG, is a regional cable television and radio network serving the New York City area. ... SportsChannel America was a cable television network that existed in the 1980s and early 1990s. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... WWOR-TV, channel 9, is a television station licensed to Secaucus, New Jersey, and serving the New York City metropolitan area. ...

Radio

  • WFAN (July 1, 1987-)
  • WHN (1964-1966, 1972-1974, 1983- June 30, 1987)
  • WMCA (1978-1982)
  • WNEW (1975-1977)
  • WJRZ/WWDJ (1967-1971)
  • WABC (1962-1963)

WFAN (660 kHz), often referred to as Sportsradio 66 or The FAN, is a radio station in New York City. ... WEPN, more commonly known as 1050 ESPN Radio, is a round the clock all-sports talk station in New York City featuring national and local sports programming. ... WMCA, 570 AM, is a radio station in New York City. ... WBBR is a radio station, broadcasting at 1130 AM in New York City. ... WWDJ 970 is a radio station licensed out of Hackensack, New Jersey and serving the New York Metropolitan area. ... WABC AM (770 kHz New York City) NewsTalkRadio 77 is the flagship station of the ABC Radio Network. ...

Broadcasters

Current

Gary Cohen (born April 29, 1958 in Queens, New York) is an American sportscaster, best known as a radio play-by-play announcer for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. ... Ed Coleman is a radio reporter/host for the New York Mets on WFAN. He also did some radio work for the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics, as well as the 1994 Winter Olympics. ... Ronald Maurice Darling (born August 19, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a former starting pitcher for the New York Mets, Oakland Athletics and Montreal Expos for a very brief period. ... Keith Hernandez (born October 20, 1953 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who played for the St. ... Tom McCarthy is an American sports broadcaster. ... 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. ... Ralph McPherran Kiner (born October 27, 1922) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current announcer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Former

Michael Patrick Francesa, Jr. ... Chris Russo is the name of: A candidate on the second season of The Apprentice Christopher Mad Dog Russo, the co-host of WFANs Mike and the Mad Dog radio show in New York City This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Dave OBrien is an American sports announcer who currently broadcasts various Major League Baseball, college basketball, and NBA games for ESPN and Westwood One radio. ... 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. ... Ted Robinson (born on July 19, 1957 in Queens) is one of the United States most recognizable sportscasters. ... Francis Xavier Healy (born September 6, 1946 in Holyoke, Massachusetts), is a former baseball catcher best known for his long tenure calling television broadcasts for the New York Mets on the MSG Network and Fox Sports Net-New York. ... Matt Loughlin is an American sportscaster, and is the current radio play-by-play voice of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League on WFAN, where he is partnered with former Devil Tom Chorske. ... 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. ... Gary Thorne (born June 9, 1948 in Maine) is a play-by-play announcer for ESPN and ABC, working Major League Baseball, College Football and Frozen Four hockey contests. ... James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former catcher in Major League Baseball and a current broadcaster for FOX Sports. ... 1964 Topps baseball card #109 Daniel Joseph Rusty Staub (born April 1, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball player for 23 seasons (1963-1985), for the Houston Colt . ... Derrel McKinley Bud Harrelson (born June 6, 1944 in Niles, California) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers between 1965 and 1980. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Arthur Louis Shamsky (born October 14, 1941 in St. ... Lindsey Nelson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

Miscellaneous

  • Howie Rose is the designated fill-in play-by-play announcer for SNY when Gary Cohen is off. He called several games for SNY in late May and early June 2006 when Cohen was out with an appendectomy. Coincidentally, Mets RF Xavier Nady was on the disabled list with an appendectomy during the same period.
  • Ralph Kiner, Bob Murphy and Lindsey Nelson comprised the Mets original TV/Radio team from the franchise's inception in 1962 through 1978. At the time it was the longest continuous broadcasting team stretch in history.
  • Among Bob Murphy's signature contributions to Mets broadcasting was his trademark "Happy Recap," which he gleefully recounted following each Mets win.
  • Ralph Kiner hosted the postgame show "Kiner's Korner" during much of his time on the WWOR broadcast team and the show returned during the final years on Fox Sports Net. In 2006, with the launch of SNY, Kiner joined the regular broadcast team during the fourth inning of selected Friday home games and some holidays (including the Fourth of July).
  • Bob Murphy's final game as play-by-play announcer for WFAN was September 25, 2003. Gary Cohen replaced him as the number one play-by-play announcer until the conclusion of the 2005 season, when he moved to the SNY television booth. Howie Rose is now the number one WFAN play-by-play announcer.
  • After Bob Murphy passed away on August 3, 2004, the Mets wore commemorative patches on their uniforms for the remainder of the season. The radio broadcast booths at Shea Stadium are named in his honor.
  • In the ninth season Seinfeld episode "The Puerto Rican Day", Jerry and friends leave a Sunday afternoon Mets game early because the team is getting crushed. They become stuck in traffic stemming from the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan, and while hopelessly in gridlock, they listen to Bob Murphy's call of the game on WFAN. The Mets mount a late rally, prompting Jerry to pose as fictional automobile tycoon Kal Varnsen in order to gain access to a television. In the final moments of the episode, Jerry's car is set ablaze when Kramer inadvertently sets the Puerto Rican flag on fire. As he watches the car being destroyed, Jerry learns that the Mets lost the game. Murphy was not credited for his vocal appearance as himself. Not coincidentally, in real life, Jerry Seinfeld is a devout Mets fan.
  • In June 28, 2006, during a series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, color commentator Ron Darling traded places with NESN's Jerry Remy for the game.
  • As the Mets commemorated the 20th anniversary of their 1986 World Series championship, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez were hired by SNY to serve as color commentators for Mets television broadcasts (and occasionally on WFAN radio broadcasts, especially when Gary Cohen is off and Howie Rose covers him on SNY). Darling and Hernandez were key components of that world championship team.
  • On May 25, 2006, WFAN personalities Mike Francesa and Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo broadcast a Major League Baseball game at Shea Stadium between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets on radio for local charities. Russo did the play-by-play and Francesa did the color analysis except that they reversed the roles during the third and seventh innings. WFAN and the Mets teamed up to raise thousands of dollars for several charities in Queens.
  • Legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell hosted Mets pre-game shows during the team's early years.
  • Gary Cohen worked double duty for the Mets' 2006 postseason as host of pre- and post-game coverage on SNY, and fifth inning color commentary and sixth inning play-by-play) in the WFAN radio booth. During past MLB postseasons, Cohen had served as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN Radio.

 
 

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