SABR 47: Mets broadcasters Lewin, Randazzo, Gelbs to speak at Citi Field ballpark session

We’re excited to announce more featured speakers for the SABR 47 convention this summer in New York City.

SABR 47 will be held June 28-July 2, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt New York. Full registration and single-day rates are available now at All baseball fans are welcome to attend.

New York Mets broadcasters Josh Lewin, Wayne Randazzo, and Steve Gelbs will participate in the SABR 47 “A Day at the Ballpark” session on Friday, June 30 at Citi Field.

  • Josh Lewin is in his sixth season as an announcer on New York Mets radio broadcasts. He is also the radio play-by-play voice for the San Diego Chargers (since 2005) and the UCLA Bruins football and men’s basketball teams (since 2016). From 1996 to 2011, he was a play-by-play announcer for national Game of the Week packages and postseason games for Fox Sports. He has also called TV and radio broadcasts for the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs, and Baltimore Orioles.
  • Wayne Randazzo is in his third season as the New York Mets’ pregame and postgame show host on WOR Radio, and he also calls occasional games as the team’s play-by-play announcer. Previously, he worked at CBS Radio in Chicago as an anchor and show host for the Chicago White Sox. He has worked as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN, the Big Ten Network, and MLB Network.
  • Steve Gelbs is in his third full season as the New York Mets field reporter for all SNY television broadcasts. He joined SNY in 2013 as an anchor and sports reporter. Before that, he worked at MSG Network where he served as a host of the “MSG 150” during Knicks and Rangers telecasts. He has been nominated for four New York Emmys, including “Sports Anchor of the Year” in 2012.

Please note: All speakers and events may be subject to change based on availability.

The SABR 47 “Day at the Ballpark” session on June 30 at Citi Field will also include one-on-one interviews with New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson and Mets manager Terry Collins, along with an Analytics Panel featuring team executives T.J. Barra and Joe Lefkowitz and assistant hitting coach Pat Roessler.

Purchase of either full SABR 47 conference registration or Friday single-day registration AND a Mets game ticket will be required to attend this special session. Visit to learn more.

They will join an All-Star lineup of featured speakers at SABR 47 that is expected to include: New York Yankees Sr. VP/Assistant GM Jean Afterman, J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Claire Smith, former major-league pitcher and Ball Four author Jim Bouton, MLB Official Historian John Thorn, MLB Network’s Brian Kenny, Mark DeRosa, and Joel Sherman, correspondent Lindsay Berra, Driving Mr. Yogi author Harvey Araton, longtime New York Times columnist George Vecsey, sports and political commentator Keith Olbermann, Henry Chadwick Award recipients David S. Neft and Peter C. Bjarkman, former Yogi Berra Museum director Dave Kaplan, authors Mark Armour, Mitchell Nathanson, Marty Appel, and Glenn Stout, pro umpire Perry Barber, former Negro Leagues All-Star Jim Robinson, and more. Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists.

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Originally published: May 18, 2017. Last Updated: May 18, 2017.