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Old 10-16-2019, 01:08 PM
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Other than Hawk, what are some of the more memorable catch-phrases used by announcers?

Have you heard any announcer refer to an opposite field home run as " gone oppo" ?
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:45 PM
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Here in DC, the Nationals TV guy says "SEE! YOU! LATER!" for home runs, and the Nationals radio guy says "BANG! ZOOM!" for home runs, which I think is supposed to imitate the sound that fireworks make (though fireworks for HRs were discontinued at Nationals games over a decade ago due to neighborhood noise complaints, except for playoff games). I don't know that either has national currency.

For the White Sox, I will always remember the short-lived "Uh-oh! That's an n-run bye-bye!" call that Darrin Jackson tried to make happen in 2006. I actually went to a Sox game that year with a homemade sign that had DJ's face on it, with the words "Uh-oh! That's an [ ] run bye-bye!" written on them, and a little slit where I could insert the numbers 1, 2, 3, or 4 in case of a home run. But alas the Sox won that game without hitting a single home run! Of course "Light it up!" is the objectively superior Sox HR call from the 2000's.
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:52 PM
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Old 10-16-2019, 03:22 PM
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Other than Hawk, what are some of the more memorable catch-phrases used by announcers?

Have you heard any announcer refer to an opposite field home run as " gone oppo" ?
"Going oppo" or someone "went oppo" is pretty common to hear in all levels of baseball, so not surprised hearing it.
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Old 10-16-2019, 03:30 PM
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The late great Ernie Harwell's catch phrases.

https://www.vintagedetroit.com/blog/...catch-phrases/
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:02 PM
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Some of my favorites down through the years.

Bob Elson...Remember fans, errors like hits and runs are all part of this great game. (after a costly Sox error)
That's a White Sox wallop and a box of White Owl cigars for Orestes
Minoso.
A walk is as good as a hit.
I'll be back in a few minutes with some more dugout dope from Comiskey
Park. (Pregame Dugout show)
Don't forget fans, Ted Williams, Jackie Jenson and all the rest of the Red
Sox gang will be here this weekend for a Friday night game, a Saturday matinee and a tremendous Sunday double header.


Jack Brickhouse....Oh brother. (After a lousy play in a crucial moment or a heartbreak loss.)
Back, Back Back, hey hey a home run for Little Nell!! thatta boy
Nellie!

Harry Caray.....That wouldn't be home run in a phone booth.
Struck him out and made him look bad.
High fly to left field, it could be, it might be, it is a home run for Bill
Melton. HOLY COW!!
Here comes Miss Chicago walking on by.
Oh for a long one.
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SOX WIN, SOX WIN, SOX WIN!!!
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:45 PM
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Some of my favorites down through the years.

Bob Elson...
That's a White Sox wallop and a box of White Owl cigars for Orestes
Minoso.
I may be wrong but, I believe it was, "That was a White Owl wallop and a box of cigars to (player name).
It was probably a paid commercial by White Owl since Mel Allen used the same phrase announcing yankee games.
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:48 PM
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I may be wrong but, I believe it was, "That was a White Owl wallop and a box of cigars to (player name).
It was probably a paid commercial by White Owl since Mel Allen used the same phrase announcing yankee games.
I remember it both ways but preferred the phrase in my thread, makes more sense also because it was a White Sox homer and the player got the box of White Owl cigars. I'm also pretty sure that the phrase I liked better was in the early to mid 50s while the phrase you mentioned was later on in the 50s. No doubt that it had to be part of the commercial deal that White Owls had to be mentioned in the Home Run calls.

Never forget Elson doing the General Finance spots with Friendly Bob Adam's at Andover 3-2020 standing by all game long with loans from 25 dollars to 500 dollars.

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I may be wrong but, I believe it was, "That was a White Owl wallop and a box of cigars to (player name).
It was probably a paid commercial by White Owl since Mel Allen used the same phrase announcing yankee games.
White Owl Wallop is what I remember. And Krank's Shave Cream contained Diexin. What a disappointment to discover later on that Diexin was vegetable oil.
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Red Rush (Sox and A's announcer in the 60's and 70's):
"6-4-3; how sweet it can be!"
"Swella fella, just like Gonella!"
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One of Harry Caray's lesser known catch phrases, probably because it was reserved for late inning rallies: "The big possums walk late."
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Here in DC, the Nationals TV guy says "SEE! YOU! LATER!" for home runs, and the Nationals radio guy says "BANG! ZOOM!" for home runs, which I think is supposed to imitate the sound that fireworks make.
Nah, it's a Ralph Kramden reference. "One of these days, Alice, one of these days; bang, zoom, right to the moon."


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