FanGraphs Audio: Dan Dickerson and Don Gonyea Go Way Back

Episode 957

This week on the show, David Laurila is joined by Dan Dickerson, radio voice of the Detroit Tigers who last joined us back in episode 892, and Don Gonyea, a long-time political correspondent for National Public Radio and a diehard Tigers fan in his own right.

Dan and Don share stories of their decades-long friendship, as well as the baseball they have followed and covered. They reminisce about Mark Fidrych and “the summer of The Bird,” getting to know the legendary Ernie Harwell, following sports and meeting fans while working around the globe, and the fateful day of Armando Galarraga’s near-perfect game.

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Dylan works on FanGraphs Audio, Effectively Wild, the FanGraphs Live Twitch channel, and the Community Research blog. He also enjoys the Waxahachie Swap, the Air Bud principle, and the Oxford comma. You can Tweet him about any of those things @dhhiggins.

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Dan is truly one of the best present day radio voice’s. I was just thinking of the Galarraga blown call the other day and how Joyce’s actions after the fact were top notch. Dan hit it right on the head, tough to be mad at the guy after admitting fault. Great guests and great stories this episode.