Episode #50: March 9, 2020
This week’s guest is Bob Costas, the iconic MLB Network announcer who was the recipient of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence in 2018. Throughout his career, Costas has hosted coverage of many significant baseball events, covering 10 League Championship Series; the 1995, 1997, and 1999 World Series; and the 2000 All-Star Game. From 1982 to 1989, Costas was the play-by-play announcer on NBC’s Baseball Game of the Week telecasts and the author of Fair Ball: A Fan’s Case for Baseball. He also served as NBC’s primetime host for a U.S.-television record 11 Olympic Games — covering every Olympics between 1992 and 2016. He has also worked as a host for NBC’s football, basketball, and horse racing coverage. In 2012, he received the prestigious Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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