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Fenway
03-21-2005, 03:46 PM
Yet another new book by Curt Smith ( Voices of Summer ) where he ranks the 101 top MLB announcers


Here are how White Sox voices fared (obviously some worked for more than one team)

6 Harry Caray WS 71-81
8 Jack Brickhouse WS 42-45 47-67
16 Bob Elson WS 29-41 47-67
24 Milo Hamilton WS 61-65
49 Vince Lloyd WS 57-64
50 Ken Harrelson WS 82-85 89-present
63 Don Drysdale WS 82-87
66 John Rooney WS 88-present


His top 10
1 Vin Scully
2 Mel Allen
3 Ernie Harwell
4 Jack Buck
5 Red Barber
6 Caray
7 Bob Prince
8 Brickhouse
9 Dizzy Dean
10 Lindsey Nelson

Viva Medias B's
03-21-2005, 03:48 PM
Where's Ron Santo?

Foulke You
03-21-2005, 03:49 PM
Yet another new book by Curt Smith ( Voices of Summer ) where he ranks the 101 top MLB announcers


Here are how White Sox voices fared (obviously some worked for more than one team)

6 Harry Caray WS 71-81
8 Jack Brickhouse WS 42-45 47-67
16 Bob Elson WS 29-41 47-67
24 Milo Hamilton WS 61-65
49 Vince Lloyd WS 57-64
50 Ken Harrelson WS 82-85 89-present
63 Don Drysdale WS 82-87
66 John Rooney WS 88-present


His top 10
1 Vin Scully
2 Mel Allen
3 Ernie Harwell
4 Jack Buck
5 Red Barber
6 Caray
7 Bob Prince
8 Brickhouse
9 Dizzy Dean
10 Lindsey Nelson

You mean Ron Santo or Chip Carey wasn't in the top 10?

Nice to see Rooney and Hawk get some recognition.

Foulke You
03-21-2005, 03:50 PM
Where's Ron Santo?

LOL..you beat me to it.:D:

MUsoxfan
03-21-2005, 03:51 PM
Hawk should be higher than 50, if for no other reason than being recognized, original and a staple on Sportscenter highlights:cool:

JRIG
03-21-2005, 03:52 PM
Rooney should be and will be higher when it's all said and done. There's no one I'd rather listen to sitting on the deck on a warm summer night.

Rooney is the best in the business.

Baby Fisk
03-21-2005, 03:52 PM
I still have a headache from reading Smith's book about stadiums. Clipped phrases. Jarring segways. Herky-jerky.

Please tell me this one isn't 500+ pages. :o:

Fenway
03-21-2005, 04:54 PM
I still have a headache from reading Smith's book about stadiums. Clipped phrases. Jarring segways. Herky-jerky.

Please tell me this one isn't 500+ pages. :o:

only 393 :cool:

same writing style however

thecell
03-21-2005, 05:18 PM
You mean Ron Santo or Chip Carey wasn't in the top 10?

He didn't have a leg to stand on in this poll.

SpammySosa
03-21-2005, 05:40 PM
He didn't have a leg to stand on in this poll.

NOT funny.

thecell
03-21-2005, 05:44 PM
NOT funny.

Thanks for your opinion.

StillMissOzzie
03-21-2005, 06:52 PM
Rooney should be and will be higher when it's all said and done. There's no one I'd rather listen to sitting on the deck on a warm summer night.

Rooney is the best in the business.

Wow, does JRIG stand for John Rooney Is God?

SMO
:D:

PAPChiSox729
03-21-2005, 10:21 PM
Where's Ron Santo?

LOL!
:rolling:

PaleHoseGeorge
03-21-2005, 10:26 PM
Rooney should be and will be higher when it's all said and done. There's no one I'd rather listen to sitting on the deck on a warm summer night.

Rooney is the best in the business.

I agree. In fact Rooney has a cadence that reminds me quite a bit of Ernie Harwell. He'll still be broadcasting when all these other dopes are long gone and forgotten.

Personally I would have ranked Harwell #1 with Allen and Scully #2 and #3, but that's just me.
:cool:

Baby Fisk
03-21-2005, 10:29 PM
It's prolly a childhood nostalgia thing, but I loved Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola on NBC's Game of the Week back in the 80s.

FarWestChicago
03-21-2005, 10:38 PM
Rooney should be and will be higher when it's all said and done. There's no one I'd rather listen to sitting on the deck on a warm summer night.

Rooney is the best in the business.Rooney is absolutley excellent. Hopefully Farmer won't be as annoying now that we won't have to hear him profess his love for Sham-ME during every game. :rolleyes:

Mohoney
03-22-2005, 03:48 AM
I probably would have put Mel Allen #1, Vin Scully #2, Ernie Harwell #3, Harry Caray #4, and Jack Buck #5.

TDog
03-22-2005, 04:59 AM
Vin Scully has to be on top of any such list. And however high Harry Caray is, his ranking reflects what he was before his stroke, and probably before he left the Cardinals.

JKryl
03-22-2005, 11:31 AM
It's prolly a childhood nostalgia thing, but I loved Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola on NBC's Game of the Week back in the 80s.

Joe Garagiola? Listening to Joe Garagiola was like listening to teeth grinding. I wonder where he and Steve Stone were listed?

Medford Bobby
03-22-2005, 11:52 AM
:(: I'm sure Wayne Hagin's stock is going up too...............:whiner:

MHOUSE
03-23-2005, 04:20 AM
What about Bob Uecker? He and Jim Powell have a good show for the Brew Crew. I agree that Chip Caray and Ron Santo are two of my least favorites and you can add Joe Buck to that list as well.

I also concur that Rooney is one of the best in the business. My roommate at school is a Cardinals fan and he was laughing out loud while I had the ESPN broadcast on MLB Audio in the room and said Rooney and Farmer were great.

hose
03-23-2005, 07:17 AM
I would rank Vin Scully the best that I ever heard.

Rooney is top notch also.

When Joe Torre was doing color for the Angels I thought he was excellent.

JRIG
03-23-2005, 07:43 AM
What about Bob Uecker? He and Jim Powell have a good show for the Brew Crew. I agree that Chip Caray and Ron Santo are two of my least favorites and you can add Joe Buck to that list as well.

I also concur that Rooney is one of the best in the business. My roommate at school is a Cardinals fan and he was laughing out loud while I had the ESPN broadcast on MLB Audio in the room and said Rooney and Farmer were great.

Rooney's a Missouri guy originally. Your roommate should love him!

TornLabrum
03-23-2005, 08:02 AM
I didn't get to hear him much but to my mind the greatest baseball announcer ever was Jay Hanna Dean.

The Racehorse
03-23-2005, 08:08 AM
Jimmy Piersall not in the top 10? Oh the humanity! :D:

wdelaney72
03-23-2005, 09:33 AM
I agree that Rooney is one of the best in the business.

Not to be a Cub apologist, but it's kind of sad that Pot Hughes doesn't get any love. I think he's very good at what he does, he just unfortunately has to
1) do Cub games
2) work with Santo

Santo clearly brings down the overall quality of their radio broadcast. While Hughes is no John Rooney, he's a very good play by play announcer. He deserves better.

Baby Fisk
03-23-2005, 09:46 AM
Joe Garagiola? Listening to Joe Garagiola was like listening to teeth grinding. I wonder where he and Steve Stone were listed?
I was a kid at the time. You can't account for the bizarre preferences of children. :cool:

peeonwrigley
03-24-2005, 02:15 AM
I agree that Rooney is one of the best in the business.

Not to be a Cub apologist, but it's kind of sad that Pot Hughes doesn't get any love. I think he's very good at what he does, he just unfortunately has to
1) do Cub games
2) work with Santo

Santo clearly brings down the overall quality of their radio broadcast. While Hughes is no John Rooney, he's a very good play by play announcer. He deserves better.

I think Hughes is pretty good, too. However, when I'm listening to Cubs radio its usually because I've heard that they're blowing a lead and I want to hear Santo's reactions. I guess in that regard Ronny is good - people will tune in to hear him meltdown.

SOXSINCE'70
03-24-2005, 12:50 PM
Joe Garagiola? Listening to Joe Garagiola was like listening to teeth grinding.


Agreed.Yay on Vin Scully,Nay on Garagiola.I used to
call him Joe "garage door opener".:roflmao: :roflmao:

JKryl
03-24-2005, 01:35 PM
I was a kid at the time. You can't account for the bizarre preferences of children. :cool:

I know what you mean. I moved to the north side when I was 13, and they almost convinced me that the Scrubs were a viable team.

BigEdWalsh
03-25-2005, 09:24 AM
However, when I'm listening to Cubs radio its usually because I've heard that they're blowing a lead and I want to hear Santo's reactions. I guess in that regard Ronny is good - people will tune in to hear him meltdown.

:D: Me too! I suppose there are a lot of us who do that. :santo Ohhh noooooooo!

Fenway
03-25-2005, 03:21 PM
I think Hughes is pretty good, too. However, when I'm listening to Cubs radio its usually because I've heard that they're blowing a lead and I want to hear Santo's reactions. I guess in that regard Ronny is good - people will tune in to hear him meltdown.

I am sure many Yankees haters turn to WCBS to hear John Sterling when the Yankees are losing.

http://www.synapticblur.com/pics/yankees.jpg

Paulwny
03-26-2005, 11:34 AM
I am sure many Yankees haters turn to WCBS to hear John Sterling when the Yankees are losing.

http://www.synapticblur.com/pics/yankees.jpg

HOW RIGHT YOU ARE !!!! :D:

MRKARNO
04-13-2005, 05:05 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cs-0504130219apr13,1,1734905.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

In a new book that ranks the best 101 baseball broadcasters (of all time I guess), two current White Sox announcers made the list. Hawk comes in at number 50 and John Rooney comes in at 66. There are also 13 other broadcasters who called White Sox games including Harry Carrey, Jack Brickhouse and others. The number one overall was Vin Scully (rightfully).

SpammySosa
04-13-2005, 05:10 PM
There was a thread on this several weeks ago:
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46956&highlight=101+rooney

itsnotrequired
04-13-2005, 05:30 PM
Where's DJ? :dunno:

socko82
04-13-2005, 06:08 PM
No Farmio???

Fenway
04-13-2005, 06:15 PM
The Red Sox board interviewed Curt Smith on how he approached the ratings

Don Hyslop of RedSoxNation.net recently spoke with Curt Smith (http://www.curtsmithusa.com/), author of Voices of Summer (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671738488/104-7496717-5719131?V=glance), which ranks the greatest broadcasters of all time. A huge Red Sox fan, Smith lives near Rochester, New York where he writes for the local newspaper, has a weekly program on public radio, and is a lecturer at the University of Rochester. A former presidential speechwriter, he has written on politics and has penned numerous books on baseball, including What Baseball Means to Me, Our House -- the Story of Fenway, The Red Sox Fanís Little Book of Wisdom, and Americaís Dizzy Dean.

Go to Topic (http://www.redsoxnation.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=14891&s=)

http://www.libreriauniversitaria.it/data/images/BUS/300/446/0786714468.jpg

BillyCoker5
04-13-2005, 06:17 PM
where's stone

MRKARNO
04-13-2005, 06:21 PM
There was a thread on this several weeks ago:
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46956&highlight=101+rooney

My bad. The Trib just posted something on it, so I incorrectly figured that the list had just been released. But I guess one can never trust the paper that did this:

http://cache.corbis.com/education/images/marketing/contact/pic_1.jpg

I want Mags back
04-13-2005, 07:53 PM
Jon Miller and Tim Mccarver both in the top 20

***?

SouthBendSox
04-13-2005, 08:18 PM
love farmer

SoxxoS
04-13-2005, 08:19 PM
Jon Miller and Tim Mccarver both in the top 20

***?

Both deserved...I am a BIG fan of Jon Miller...

whitesoxwilkes
04-13-2005, 08:35 PM
The Red Sox board interviewed Curt Smith on how he approached the ratings

Don Hyslop of RedSoxNation.net recently spoke with Curt Smith (http://www.curtsmithusa.com/), author of Voices of Summer (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671738488/104-7496717-5719131?V=glance), which ranks the greatest broadcasters of all time. A huge Red Sox fan, Smith lives near Rochester, New York where he writes for the local newspaper, has a weekly program on public radio, and is a lecturer at the University of Rochester. A former presidential speechwriter, he has written on politics and has penned numerous books on baseball, including What Baseball Means to Me, Our House -- the Story of Fenway, The Red Sox Fanís Little Book of Wisdom, and Americaís Dizzy Dean.

Go to Topic (http://www.redsoxnation.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=14891&s=)



Curt lived about a mile from me when I was growing up and was at Silver Stadium (former home of the AAA Rochester Red Wings) almost as much as I was. He's an all around class act in spite of being a Carmines fan.

kevingrt
04-13-2005, 10:32 PM
How long till Willsy makes the list?

paciorek1983
04-13-2005, 10:35 PM
Thank God Dan Shulman is not on that list. He's doing the wed night espn game and i can't watch it now. And listening to him on the radio is just as bad.:(:

MRKARNO
04-13-2005, 10:40 PM
Jon Miller and Tim Mccarver both in the top 20

***?

McCarver I'm not a big fan of, but Jon Miller is the best in the business right now, right after Vin Scully.

paciorek1983
04-13-2005, 10:44 PM
McCarver I'm not a big fan of, but Jon Miller is the best in the business right now, right after Vin Scully.

Yeah, Jon Miller is classic. Too bad he's not doing the game tonight on espn.

Tragg
04-13-2005, 11:21 PM
Where's Red Rush?

No Lowell Passe?

Gene Elston is underrated on that list.

Curt Gowdy was a terrible announcer.

And you might get arrested in this country if you don't call the terrible Al Michaels a great announcer in any sport.

gaelhound
04-19-2005, 04:18 AM
Am I the only one that remembers Jack Drees and Bud Kelly? Now these guys were ordinary, really ordinary.:gulp:

Spicoli
04-19-2005, 08:52 AM
I agree. In fact Rooney has a cadence that reminds me quite a bit of Ernie Harwell. He'll still be broadcasting when all these other dopes are long gone and forgotten.

Personally I would have ranked Harwell #1 with Allen and Scully #2 and #3, but that's just me.
:cool:

Too bad Rooney is paired with Farmer! I love listening to Rooney except that Farmer flaps his lips, often at the expense of hearing one of the best announcers in the game. Rooney should fly solo.

Epark84
04-19-2005, 05:29 PM
Rooney should be and will be higher when it's all said and done. There's no one I'd rather listen to sitting on the deck on a warm summer night.

Rooney is the best in the business.


couldnt agree more. rooney will be top 10 by the time all is said and done. He should be higher than hawk at any rate. rooney is just great to listen to, even though im not a huge farmer fan....also pat hughes is pretty solid despite being a cub announcer. santo brings him down a lot. Also from our other enemy, the twinks, john gordon is good to listen to and so was herb carneal before he got really old. He still does a few games, but hes not all there anymore