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The Baseball Network announcers

The following is a list of announcers who called Major League Baseball telecasts for the joint venture (lasting for the 1994-1995 seasons) between Major League Baseball, ABC and NBC called The Baseball Network announcers who represented each of the teams playing in the respective games were typically paired with each other on regular season Baseball Night in America telecasts. ABC used Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver and Lesley Visser as the lead broadcasting team. Meanwhile, NBC used Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, Bob Uecker and Jim Gray as their lead broadcasting team.




















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1995 American League Division Series broadcasters

Series Network Play-by-play Color Commentator(s)
Seattle Mariners/New York Yankees NBC (Games 1, 2)
ABC (Games 3, 4, 5)
Gary Thorne (Games 1, 2)
Brent Musburger (Games 3, 4, 5)
Tommy Hutton (Games 1, 2)
Jim Kaat (Games 3, 4, 5)
Cleveland Indians/Boston Red Sox NBC (Games 1, 2)
ABC (Game 3)
Bob Costas (Games 1, 2)
Steve Zabriskie (Game 3)
Bob Uecker (Games 1, 2)
Tommy Hutton (Game 3)

1995 National League Division Series broadcasters

Series Network Play-by-play Color Commentator(s)
Atlanta Braves/Colorado Rockies NBC (Games 1, 2)
ABC (Games 3, 4)
Greg Gumbel (Games 1, 2)
Pete Van Wieren (Games 3, 4)
Joe Morgan (Games 1, 2)
Larry Dierker (Games 3, 4)
Cincinnati Reds/Los Angeles Dodgers NBC (Games 1, 2)
ABC (Game 3)
Pete Van Wieren (Games 1, 2)
Al Michaels (Game 3)
Larry Dierker (Games 1, 2)
Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver (Game 3)

1995 League Championship Series broadcasters


Year Network Play-by-play Color Commentator(s)
1995 ABC (Games 1, 2, 7)
NBC (Games 3, 4, 5, 6)
Brent Musburger (Games 1, 2)
Bob Costas (Games 3, 4, 5, 6)
Jim Kaat (Games 1, 2)
Bob Uecker (Games 3, 4, 5, 6)


Year Network Play-by-play Color Commentator(s)
1995 ABC (Games 1, 2)
NBC (Games 3, 4)
Al Michaels (Games 1, 2)
Greg Gumbel (Games 3, 4)
Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver (Games 1, 2)
Joe Morgan (Games 3, 4)

1995 World Series broadcasters

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1995 ABC (Games 1, 4, 5)
NBC (Games 2, 3, 6)
Al Michaels
Bob Costas
Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver
Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker


  1. ^ TOM CHEEK: 32 years (Expos, 1974-76; Blue Jays, 1977-2004) and retired…Spent the final 28 years of his career with the Blue Jays as radio play-by-play man...When forced to retire during the 2004 season because of a brain tumor, was the only person to had worked every Blue Jays game...Broadcast for the Baseball Network, 1994-95…Called many post season games on Canada radio for Telemedia…Play-by-play experience includes baseball, basketball, football and hockey for the University of Vermont...From 1974 to 1976 was the swing man on Montreal Expos radio broadcasts on television nights...Member of the broadcast team for ABC Sports at the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid and 1984 Olympics at Sarajevo...Has broadcast college basketball for Mutual Radio Network.
  2. ^ "Braves-Padres game to highlight TBN's `Baseball Night in America' tonight". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 15 July 1995. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "SUMMERALL-MADDEN KICK OFF 15TH YEAR FANS ARE EXCITED FOR THIS SEASON.". Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. 11 August 1995. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Holmes, Tyson bouts come without the big cost". Arizona Daily Star. 15 September 1995. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  5. ^ KEN HARRELSON: 29 years overall (Red Sox, 1975-81; White Sox, 1982-85, 90 - ; Yankees, 1987-88), the last 16 with the White Sox…The 2000 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year…Finished fourth campaign with color man Darrin Jackson after teaming with Tom Paciorek for 10 seasons from 1990-99…The Hawk's exuberant "YES" call and colorful nicknames have become familiar to Sox fans…Worked in the broadcast booth for the Sox from 1982-85, leaving to become executive vice president for baseball operations…After serving as the club's general manager for one season, he resigned to resume his broadcasting career…In NY, teamed with Spencer Ross in 1987 and Bobby Murcer in 1988…Also served as a broadcaster on The Baseball Network in 1994-95…Played major league baseball for nine seasons, helping lead the Red Sox to the American League pennant in 1967…Appeared in 900 major-league games, batting .239 with 131 home runs and 421 RBI…Credited with bringing the batting glove to baseball, he played golf professionally for a time before entering broadcasting.
  6. ^ JIM KAAT: 19 years (Yankees, 1986, 1995 - ; Braves, 1987; Twins, 1988-93), 11 with the Yankees, including the last 11 as a television analyst for the YES Network and WCBS-TV…In 1995 was nominated for the New York Emmy award in the "On Camera Achievement" category…In 1996, and 1998 respectively, was on the team that won New York Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Live Sports Coverage-Single Program" for coverage of Dwight Gooden's no hitter and David Wells' perfect game…In 1998, MSG's Yankee telecasts also won the New York Emmy for "Outstanding Live Sports Coverage Series-Professional"…Also provided pre-game insights on telecasts…In 1995 also called ALDS for the Baseball Network and ABC Sports…Previously spent one year as the chief analyst on ESPN's "Baseball Tonight"…Served as the primary analyst for CBS Sports from 1989-93….Began baseball broadcasting career as an analyst working for the Home Team Sports Network, covering minor league games before resuming his playing career for two more seasons…In 1984-85 was the chief correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America," and covered the World Series...In 1988 covered Olympic baseball on NBC and handled spring training feature sports, the college World Series and the Major League Playoffs and World Series for ESPN…Reached the big leagues in 1959 with the Senators and went on the play for the Twins, White Sox, Phillies, Yankees and the Cardinals….A member of six divisional champions, two pennant winners and the 1982 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
  7. ^ TIM MCCARVER: 23 years, the last 10 (1996 - ) with FOX…Club experience with the Mets (1983-98), Yankees (1999-2001) and the Giants (2002), and, network experience with ABC (1984-89, '94), CBS (1990-93) and the Baseball Network (1994-95)…FOX's lead analyst, teaming with Joe Buck…Won three straight Emmys (2000-02) and has received 12 nominations as a network analyst…the only network baseball analyst to broadcast the last 14 regular and postseasons…Covered the '86 and '88 All-Star Games…Broke in as a broadcaster with the Phillies (1980-82), sharing booth space with Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn…Teamed with Jack Buck (1990-91) and the Sean McDonough (1992-93) for CBS…Played in 21 major league seasons (1959-80) and is one of seven modern-day players to play in four decades…Played in two All-Star games and won two World Series with the Cardinals.
  8. ^ AL MICHAELS: 25 years (1971-1995) and retired, with the Reds (1971-73), Giants (1974-76), NBC (1972), ABC (1976-89), and the Baseball Network (1994-95), …One of ABC mainstays on Baseball broadcasts...Resume includes calling seven World Series, six All-Star Games and eight LCS…Also covered the 1995 Divisional Playoffs.
  9. ^ JOE MORGAN: 20 years, mostly as a network analyst…Analyst for ESPN's weekly Sunday Night Baseball telecasts…Also works select Wednesday and holiday games for the network, as well as the Home Run Derby…Since 1998, he has provided analysis for ESPN Radio during its World Series broadcasts…Worked Division Series games for ESPN from 1996-2000…In 2002 provided analysis on ESPN-produced Division Series telecasts on ABC Family…Won a Sports Emmy for his work in 1997…Provided analysis for NBC from 1994 to 2000, including The Baseball Network…Previously worked Oakland Athletics' home games on Sports Channel (1995) and San Francisco Giants' games (1986-94)…From 1985-88, he worked as a college baseball analyst for ESPN…Began broadcasting career in 1985 covering Cincinnati Reds games for WLWT-TV, the local NBC affiliate. He also worked as a baseball analyst on NBC's national telecasts. Morgan served as an analyst on select ABC Monday Night Baseball telecasts and as an analyst for the 1988 League Championship Series on ABC…Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1990.
  10. ^ "Insiders". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 23 July 1995. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  11. ^ Previously, he was a member of the Indiana Pacers radio and television broadcasting teams from 1984-86. His national network assignments have included work with NBC, ABC and ESPN.
  12. ^ Stewart. Larry (22 September 1995). "NBC's Ryder Cup Is Only for Early Birdies". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  13. ^ DEWAYNE STAATS: 29 years (Astros, 1977-84; Cubs, 1985-89; Yankees, 1990-94; ESPN, 1995-97; Devil Rays, 1998 - ), the last eight in Tampa Bay…Anchors the Emmy-Award winning telecast for the Devil Rays…Before joining the Rays spent three years calling play-by-play for ESPN in a variety of sports, including Major League Baseball and NCAA baseball, basketball and football…Began his major league play-by-play career as the radio and TV voice of the Astros from 1977-84, then called radio and TV action for the Cubs from 1985-89…Was the lead play-by-play announcer for the Yankees and also spent the 1994-95 seasons calling action for The Baseball Network (ABC/NBC)…Began his career as a sports reporter for WSIE Radio while a student at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and began his baseball career as the radio voice of the Oklahoma City 89ers (1973-74).
  14. ^ DAVE VAN HORNE: 37 years (Expos, 1968-2000; Marlins, 2001 - ), the last five as the lead play-by-play radio announcer in Florida…The English radio and television voice of the Montreal Expos for 33 seasons…His broadcasting tenure with the Expos was the sixth longest in the NL, behind Vin Scully (Dodgers), Bob Murphy (Mets), Ralph Kiner (Mets), Jack Buck (Cardinals) and Joe Nuxhall (Reds)…Has broadcast eight no-hitters, including two perfect games….Called Expos games on Canadian radio and television as well as The Baseball Network on NBC and ABC. He partnered in the booth with the likes of Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Ken Singleton, Buck Martinez and Tommy Hutton, among others…Has broadcast three World Series and National League Championship Series for a Canadian network…Began his career in Virginia while a college student and spent 10 years there broadcasting football, basketball and baseball (the IL's Richmond Braves) before joining the Expos in their inaugural season in 1969….Was twice selected the Virginia Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association…The recipient of the 1996 Jack Graney Award, given by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, for contributions to the game through broadcasting…Big broadcasting moments: the Expos inaugural game (4/8/69), Willie Mays' 3,000th hit, Nolan Ryan passing Walter Johnson in strikeouts, Steve Carlton striking out his 4,000th batter, and Pete Rose's 3,000th and 4,000th hits.
  15. ^ Lupica, Mike (30 July 1995). "SHOOTING FROM THE LIP Michael Deserves Better". Newsday. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  16. ^ After leaving the Mets at the end of the '89 season, I broadcast MLB and college basketball for ESPN for 4 years. Then, in an effort to further reduce the number of events, I did games for The Baseball Network for the two seasons ('94 & '95) that the network existed.