The Lost Appreciation of Baseball on the Radio

Posted: 9th December 2009 by Mike Osterberg in MLB
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“The pitch- swung on and hit in the air to deep right-center field, that ball is high, it is far, it is GONE! It’s a GRAND SLAM! Ballgame over! Yankees win! THE YANKEES WIN! The unmistakable voice of the New York Yankees, John Sterling, is the source of this booming home run call. He made this call on May 17, 2002, when Jason Giambi hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 14th inning against the Minnesota Twins during a massive, hours-long downpour of rain. As the play unfolded on the television broadcast of the game, it was clear that it was one of the more dramatic home runs in recent memory. If you were listening on the radio, however, that drama was magnified tenfold. Most people prefer to watch the games on television, and rightfully so. That said, there is much to ...

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