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SBSoxFan
07-08-2006, 01:13 PM
I know there's been a fair amount of discussion here regarding announcers. So, it got me thinking. What HR calls are you aware of (past and present), what are your favorite and least favorite, and if you were an announcer what would your HR call be?

Of course we have Hawk's "put it on the board!" I also remember Jack Brickhouse's "hey, hey!".

During the WBC, I forget who was playing, but they played a tape of a foreign announcer calling a HR. It was awesome --- the baseball equivalent of "GGGGGGGOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!" in soccer.

My HR call would probably be "touch 'em all!". I'm sure it's been done before!

What are yours?

RKMeibalane
07-08-2006, 01:21 PM
Harry Kalas- "It is outta' here! Home run Michael Jack Schmidt!"

goofymsfan
07-09-2006, 02:10 AM
I like Rick Rizzs home run call, "to the track, to the wall, good bye baseball!"

I also like Dave Niehaus's grand slam call, "Get out the Rye bread and mustard grandma. It's Grand Salami time!!!"

Tigerslover
07-09-2006, 02:32 AM
I always liked Ernie Harwell's call of LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG GONEEEEEEEEEE!

lumpyspun
07-09-2006, 02:47 AM
This is from Seattle Times, they aren't all homerun calls...but it's a pretty good rundown, I just put a few up:

Team Announcer Year Signature call
Baltimore Orioles Joe Angel 2nd "Hasta la vista pelota!" on home runs.
Boston Red Sox Joe Castiglione 24th None.
Chicago White Sox Ken Harrelson 17th "You can put it on the board ... YES!" for home runs and "He gone!" for a strikeout.
Cleveland Indians Tom Hamilton 17th "Ballgame!" after last out of an Indians win.
Detroit Tigers Dan Dickerson 7th "Gone!" on home runs.
Kansas City Royals Denny Matthews 38th None, says he doesn't believe in them.
Los Angeles Angels Rory Markas 5th "Just another Halo victory!" after Angels win.


SEATTLE TIMES WEBSITE (http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=artchart04&date=20060604&query=ken+harrelson)

Tigerslover
07-09-2006, 03:08 AM
Speaking of Seattle, what about Dave Niehaus's FLY FLY AWAY?

Jjav829
07-09-2006, 12:21 PM
"He hits it high! He hits it deep! He hits it out of here!" - Duane Kuiper

And it's not a home run call, but I like the Pirates announcers game-ending call. "Raise the Jolly Roger!"

voodoochile
07-09-2006, 12:28 PM
I like the SC announcer version when showing highlights - "New baseball, $5.00" (or whatever dollar amount he uses - I tend to mix them around).

This year it's been very useful as I cannot recall seeing as many flyballs that I was sure were gone the minute they left the bat.

Railsplitter
07-09-2006, 01:37 PM
Bob Prince, back in Pittsburgh's Forbes Field days, would say "Open the window Aunt Minnie, here comes another one!"

Epark84
07-09-2006, 07:13 PM
John Gordon's, "touch 'em all" call is pretty original

SOXSINCE'70
07-09-2006, 08:54 PM
:hawk
"That's high and deep to left field,stretch!Get up,get on back there,
you can put it on the boarrrrrd,yyyyyyesssssss!!"

cbotnyse
07-09-2006, 11:15 PM
:putitontheboard
I felt like this thread needed this.

MYBOYAJ
07-09-2006, 11:44 PM
How about this:

"There's a fly ball, it might be, it could be, it is! A homerun. Holy cow."

PKalltheway
07-10-2006, 01:16 AM
George Grande, the Reds' tv announcer says "It's gonna beeeeeeeeeee gone!"

Thome25
07-10-2006, 08:57 AM
Hawk's "Put it on the Board" call is my favorite. But, I also liked Rooney's "It's a Goner" call too.

Mr.1Dog
07-10-2006, 09:55 AM
One call that I can not stand is the New York Yankee's "See Ya". For some reason it just annoys me. I apologize for not knowing the announcers name.

Paulwny
07-10-2006, 01:20 PM
One call that I can not stand is the New York Yankee's "See Ya". For some reason it just annoys me. I apologize for not knowing the announcers name.

Michael Kay

0o0o0
07-10-2006, 01:56 PM
:DJ

"You can kiss that baby good night!"

StockdaleForVeep
07-10-2006, 02:24 PM
My least fave is the one girl(zelasko?) on fox when she does hilights and goes "Buh Bye"

Frontman
07-12-2006, 07:48 PM
I've actually grown to like both Farmio's and Singleton's calls. Farmio's "It's got a chance, folks. It's tagged and bagged....Gone for a home run." It actually gives you a bit of tension that you don't normally get from a radio broadcast, since when you watch a game, you're on the edge of the seat seeing if it will make it out.

Singelton I like just due to being raw. He gets excited and is not only a fan but a very recent former player who remembers how great it was to hit one out, and it shows in his comments.

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Fenway
07-12-2006, 07:56 PM
Jerry Trupiano (Red Sox Radio) Way Back WAY BACK Home Run!


Joe Castiglione (Red Sox Radio) Seattle Times is wrong, his catch phrase is "Can You Believe It"