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Encyclopedia > Pittsburgh Pirates broadcasters and media

This is a list of broadcasters who have performed play-by-play, color commentary, or other media functions for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Play-by-play, in broadcasting, means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... A color (or colour) commentator is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,20,21,33,40 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882-1889) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers Stadium...



Former broadcasters


Donald Albert (Don) Hoak (born February 5, 1928 in Roulette, Pennsylvania - died October 9, 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Milo Hamilton (born September 2, 1927 in Fairfield, Iowa) has been a Major League Baseball announcer for a number of decades, with a variety of teams. ... Bob Prince (July 1, 1916 - June 10, 1985) was a radio and television sportscaster and commentator best known for his 27-year stint as the voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball club. ... Mike Lange was the lead play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey radio and television network from 1975 until 2006. ... Jim Rooker (1970s) Jim Rooker (born James Phillip Rooker on September 23, 1942 in Lakeview, Oregon) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and broadcaster. ...

Current broadcasters


Lanny Fratare born March 23, 1948 in Rochester, NY, is a Pittsburgh Pirates broadcaster. ... Steve Blass (born April 18, 1942 in Canaan, Connecticut) is a former Major League Baseball right handed pitcher and a current broadcast announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Robert Vernon (Bob) Walk (Born November 26, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ...

Talk Show Hosts/Columnists


Mark Madden is a newspaper columnist, radio host, and author in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

External link

  • MLB broadcasters listing



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