Crowdsourcing MLB Broadcasters: Names and Places by Carson Cistulli August 1, 2011 Each summer, baseball fans spend upwards of three or four hours per day with the broadcasters for their favorite teams. With the advent, and increasing ubiquity, of services such as Extra Innings and MLB.TV, fans have become acquainted with broadcasters from other markets, as well. It’s not uncommon to come across exasperated tweets — or entire websites — dedicated to censuring the sometimes poor behavior of broadcasters. The present author has even attempted a couple reviews of baseballing broadcasts. But never (so far as I know of, at least) has an attempt been made to put a grade on each of the league’s 30 television broadcast teams. The present post represents the beginning of an attempt to do just that. Much as we attempt, each winter, to facilitate fan projections for players stats here, we will also attempt to do the same for the league’s broadcasting teams. The first step: to arrive at some understanding of who, exactly, we’re grading. The names you see below are intended to represent the main broadcast teams for each of the league’s 30 clubs. The information here is taken from a combination of Wikipedia and MLB.com, but would certainly benefit from readers who know and care about such things. Again, the idea is to identify the broadcasters most frequently found in each team’s booth. Many clubs have occasional color commentators and guest announcers, but isolating the most regular contributors will make this process more streamlined, if slightly less nuanced. So, how do these look? Arizona: Daron Sutton, Mark Grace Atlanta: Chip Caray, Joe Simpson Baltimore: Gary Thorne, Jim Palmer Boston: Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy Chicago Americans: Ken Harrelson, Steve Stone Chicago Nationals: Len Kasper, Bob Brenly Cincinnati: Thom Brennaman, Chris Welsh Cleveland: Matt Underwood, Rick Manning Colorado: Drew Goodman, George Frazier Detroit: Mario Impemba, Rod Allen Florida: Rich Waltz, Tommy Hutton Houston: Bill Brown, Jim Deshaies Kansas City: Ryan Lefebvre, Frank White Los Angeles Americans: Victor Rojas, Mark Gubicza Los Angeles Nationals: Vin Scully Milwaukee: Brian Anderson, Bill Schroeder Minnesota: Dick Bremer, Bert Blyleven New York Americans: Michael Kay, Paul O’Neill New York Nationals: Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, Keith Hernandez Oakland: Glen Kuiper, Ray Fosse Philadelphia: Tom McCarthy, Gary Matthews Pittsburgh: Tim Neverett, Bob Walk St. Louis: Dan McLaughlin, Al Hrabosky San Diego: Dick Enberg, Mark Grant San Francisco: Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow Seattle: Dave Sims, Mike Blowers Tampa Bay: Dewayne Staats, Brian Anderson Texas: Dave Barnett, Tom Grieve Toronto: Buck Martinez, Pat Tabler Washington: Bob Carpenter, F. P. Santangelo Thanks to concerned citizen Sean McNally, who forwarded this suggestion to us via the Twitter.