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List of Major League Baseball All-Star Game Broadcasters

The following is a list of the American radio and television networks and announcers that have broadcast the Major League Baseball All-Star Game over the years.

Television

2020s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Venue/Host team Field reporters Pregame host Pregame analysts Rating Share Households Viewers
2020 Not held because of the COVID-19 pandemic

Notes

  • On July 3, 2020, it was announced that the 2020 Major League Baseball All-Star Game scheduled to be held in Los Angeles would not be played due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will instead host in 2022.[1]

2010s

Notes

2000s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Venue/Host team Field reporters Pregame hosts Pregame analysts Rating Share Households Viewers
2009 Fox Joe Buck Tim McCarver Busch Stadium, St. Louis Cardinals Ken Rosenthal, Chris Rose, and Eric Karros Chris Rose 8.9 15 10,754,230 14,610,000
2008 Yankee Stadium, New York Yankees Ken Rosenthal, Kevin Kennedy, and Eric Karros Jeanne Zelasko and Chris Rose 9.3 16 10,441,000 14,540,000
2007 AT&T Park, San Francisco Giants Ken Rosenthal, José Mota, and Eric Byrnes Jeanne Zelasko Kevin Kennedy and Eric Karros 8.4 15 9,343,000 12,530,000
2006 PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pirates Ken Rosenthal Kevin Kennedy 9.3 16 10,301,000 14,424,000
2005 Comerica Park, Detroit Tigers Kevin Kennedy 8.1 14 8,884,000 12,330,000
2004 Minute Maid Park, Houston Astros 8.8 15 9,573,000 13,995,000
2003 U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago White Sox 9.5 17 10,156,000 13,810,000
2002 Miller Park, Milwaukee Brewers 9.5 17 10,046,000 14,653,000
2001 Safeco Field, Seattle Mariners Steve Lyons 11.0 19 11,198,000 16,029,000
2000 NBC Bob Costas Joe Morgan Turner Field, Atlanta Braves Jim Gray and Jimmy Roberts Hannah Storm 10.1 18 10,167,000 14,714,000

Notes

1990s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Venue/Host team Field reporters Pregame hosts Pregame analysts Rating Share Households Viewers
1999 Fox Joe Buck Tim McCarver and Bob Brenly Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox Thom Brennaman Keith Olbermann Steve Lyons 12.0 22 11,890,000 17,640,000
1998 NBC[3] Bob Costas[4] Joe Morgan Coors Field, Colorado Rockies Jim Gray and Keith Olbermann Hannah Storm and Keith Olbermann 13.3 25 13,026,000 18,970,000
1997 Fox Joe Buck Tim McCarver and Bob Brenly Jacobs Field, Cleveland Indians Chip Caray Steve Lyons 11.8 21 11,420,000 16,723,000
1996 NBC Bob Costas[5] Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia Phillies Jim Gray[6] Hannah Storm 13.2 23 12,690,000 18,479,000
1995 ABC[7] Al Michaels[8] Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas Rangers Lesley Visser and Rick Dempsey John Saunders[9] 13.9 25 13,260,000 20,163,000
1994 NBC[10] Bob Costas[11] Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh Pirates Hannah Storm and Johnny Bench Greg Gumbel[12] 15.7 28 14,790,000 22,015,000
1993 CBS[13] Sean McDonough[14] Tim McCarver[15] Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore Orioles Jim Kaat Pat O'Brien and Andrea Joyce 15.6 28 14,550,000 22,306,000
1992 Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego Padres Jim Kaat and Lesley Visser Pat O'Brien 14.9 27 13,720,000 21,981,000
1991 Jack Buck[16][17] SkyDome, Toronto Blue Jays 17.4 32 16,200,000 24,670,000
1990 Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs Jim Kaat, Lesley Visser, and Pat O'Brien Greg Gumbel 16.2 33 14,940,000 24,365,000

Notes

1980s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Venue/Host team Field reporters Pregame hosts Pregame analysts Rating Share Households Viewers
1989 NBC[22] Vin Scully Tom Seaver and Ronald Reagan[23] (1st inning only) Anaheim Stadium, California Angels Bob Costas[24] and Marv Albert 18.2 33 16,450,000 25,840,000
1988 ABC[25] Al Michaels[26][27] Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver[28] Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati Reds Gary Bender and Joe Morgan Al Michaels Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver 20.4 33 18,070,000 29,526,000
1987 NBC Vin Scully[29] Joe Garagiola Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland Athletics Bob Costas and Marv Albert 18.2 37 15,910,000 24,295,000
1986 ABC[30] Al Michaels Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver Astrodome, Houston Astros Don Drysdale Al Michaels Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver 20.3 35 17,440,000 28,375,000
1985 NBC[31] Vin Scully[32][33][34] Joe Garagiola Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minnesota Twins Bob Costas 20.5 36 17,400,000 28,210,000
1984 ABC[35] Al Michaels[36] Howard Cosell and Earl Weaver Candlestick Park, San Francisco Giants Don Drysdale and Jim Palmer Howard Cosell Don Drysdale and Jim Palmer 20.1 35 16,840,000 28,500,000
1983 NBC[37] Vin Scully Joe Garagiola[38] Comiskey Park, Chicago White Sox Don Sutton Bob Costas 21.5 39 17,910,000 27,190,000
1982 ABC[39] Al Michaels (first half)
Keith Jackson (second half)
Howard Cosell and Don Drysdale Olympic Stadium, Montréal Expos Bob Uecker Al Michaels and Keith Jackson Howard Cosell and Don Drysdale 25.0 44 20,380,000 34,120,000
1981 NBC Joe Garagiola[40] Tony Kubek Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland Indians Bryant Gumbel[41] 20.1 36 15,640,000 Not Available
1980 ABC Keith Jackson[42] (first half)
Al Michaels (second half)
Howard Cosell and Don Drysdale Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Dodgers Bob Uecker Al Michaels and Keith Jackson Howard Cosell and Don Drysdale 26.8 46 20,450,000 36,270,000

Notes

1970s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Venue/Host team Field reporters Pregame hosts Pregame analysts Rating Share Households Viewers
1979 NBC Joe Garagiola Tony Kubek and Tom Seaver Kingdome, Seattle Mariners Bryant Gumbel 24.4 45 18,180,000 31,980,000
1978 ABC Keith Jackson Howard Cosell and Don Drysdale San Diego Stadium, San Diego Padres Bob Uecker Keith Jackson Howard Cosell and Don Drysdale 26.1 47 19,030,000 35,529,000
1977 NBC Joe Garagiola Tony Kubek Yankee Stadium, New York Yankees Curt Gowdy Bryant Gumbel 24.5 45 17,440,000 31,000,000
1976 ABC Bob Prince Warner Wolf and Bob Uecker Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia Phillies 27.1 53 18,680,000 36,330,000
1975[45] NBC Curt Gowdy and Joe Garagiola Tony Kubek County Stadium, Milwaukee Brewers Joe Garagiola 21.5 41 14,730,000 28,170,000
1974[46] Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh Pirates 23.4 44 15,490,000 Not Available
1973 Curt Gowdy Royals Stadium, Kansas City Royals 23.8 45 15,420,000 27,600,000
1972 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta Braves 22.9 43 14,220,000 26,300,000
1971 Tiger Stadium, Detroit Tigers Lindsey Nelson 27.0 50 16,230,000 Not Available
1970 Tony Kubek and Mickey Mantle Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati Reds 28.5 54 16,670,000

Notes

  • 1976 - The ABC team of Bob Prince, Bob Uecker, and Warner Wolf alternated roles for the broadcast. For the first three innings, Prince did play-by-play with Wolf on color commentary and Uecker doing field interviews. For the middle innings, Uecker worked play-by-play with Prince on color and Wolf doing the interviews. For the rest of the game, Wolf worked play-by-play with Uecker on color and Prince doing interviews.

1960s

Notes

  • The 1967 All-Star Game in Anaheim can be considered the first "prime time" telecast[49] of a Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The game started at approximately 7:00 p.m. on the East Coast.
  • The 1969 game was originally scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, July 22, but heavy rains forced its postponement to the following afternoon. The 1969 contest remains the last All-Star Game to date to be played earlier than prime time in the Eastern United States.

1950s

Notes

  • During the 1955 All-Star Game, NBC director Harry Coyle introduced the center field pitcher-batter camera shot to supplement the standard behind home-plate view. The angle allowed viewers to follow the ball from the pitcher's hand all the way into the catcher's mitt.
  • The 1952 All-Star Game in Philadelphia was the first nationally televised All-Star Game, but it was shortened by rain.
  • In 1950, the Mutual Broadcasting System acquired the television broadcast rights to the World Series and All-Star Game for the next six years. Mutual may have been reindulging in TV network dreams or simply taking advantage of a long-standing business relationship; in either case, the broadcast rights were sold to NBC in time for the following season's games at an enormous profit.

1940s

Radio

2020s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Venue/Host team Reporters Studio hosts
2020 Not held because of the COVID-19 pandemic

2010s

2000s

1990s

1980s

1970s

1960s

1950s

1940s

1930s

Notes

  • Up until at least, the late 1970s-early 1980s, a majority of the radio announcing crews for the All-Star Game split play-by-play duties, doing either the first 4½ or last 4½ innings.

References

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  2. ^ Mike Tirico, on-air comment on Tirico and Van Pelt, ESPN Radio, July 22, 2008. Tirico was in England to cover The Open Championship for ESPN on ABC.
  3. ^ 1998 NBA Finals Game 6 (Commercial Break 14) on YouTube
  4. ^ Baker, Jim (July 5, 1998). "Play by Play; McGwire may be a home run for baseball". Boston Herald. p. 013.
  5. ^ 1996 MLB All-Star Game Open on YouTube
  6. ^ Trecker, Jerry (July 12, 1996). "AT LEAST FOR WBNE, RED SOX ARE PLEASING". Hartford Courant. p. C2.
  7. ^ 1995 ABC MLB All-Star Game commercial on YouTube
  8. ^ Hiestand, Michael (July 7, 1995). "McEnroe sees a plus in all the fuss". USA Today. p. 2C.
  9. ^ Martzke, Rudy (July 11, 1995). "ABC All-Stars shrug off uncertainty of future". USA Today. p. 2C.
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  12. ^ Hopkins, Tom (July 11, 1994). "ABC MAKES A DEAL WITH AMERICA ONLINE". Dayton Daily News. p. 9B.
  13. ^ 1993 MLB All Star Game @mrodsports on YouTube
  14. ^ "Gaston gets rebuke from CBS". Toronto Star. July 14, 1993. p. E2.
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  18. ^ 1990 All-Star Game - AL 2, NL 0 - July 10, 1990 - CBS-TV - PART 3 on YouTube
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  22. ^ 1989 All-Star Game Open on YouTube
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  24. ^ 1989 All-Star Game Pre-Game Open on YouTube
  25. ^ 1988 MLB All-Star Game Open on YouTube
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  27. ^ "ABC joins big leagues of baseball coverage". USA Today. July 12, 1988. p. 3C.
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  29. ^ 1987 MLB All Star Game @ Oakland on YouTube
  30. ^ 1986 MLB All-Star Game Open on YouTube
  31. ^ 1985 MLB All-Star Game Open on YouTube
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  33. ^ McKee, Ken (July 17, 1985). "Broadcaster changes seat for 'real' view". Toronto Star. p. F10.
  34. ^ 1985 MLB ASG on YouTube
  35. ^ 1984 MLB All-Star Game Open on YouTube
  36. ^ 1984 MLB Allstar Game on YouTube
  37. ^ NBC Baseball All Star game intro for 1983 on YouTube
  38. ^ "All-Stars in Booth Give Better Show Than Ones on Field". Los Angeles Times. July 7, 1983. p. F1.
  39. ^ ABC MLB All Star Game Open 1982 on YouTube
  40. ^ 8/9/81: 1981 All-Star Game @ Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland on YouTube
  41. ^ Henniger, Paul (August 8, 1981). "THE ARTS/TELEVISION". Los Angeles Times. p. B3.
  42. ^ 1980 MLB Allstar Game on YouTube
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  48. ^ "The 1965 All-Star Game Review". KinescopeStealsHome. 20 July 2010.
  49. ^ "Daytime major network sports telecasts on weekdays". Classic Sports TV and Media. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 2013.

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