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1956 Baseball Broadcasters & Networks

This is a team-by-team listing of the networks and announcers who broadcast games during the 1956 season. You can view announcers for any season using the Broadcasters by Year tool on the right.

 
Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio WCBM Bailey Goss
Radio WCBM Chuck Thompson
Radio WCBM Ernie Harwell
TV WAAM/WBAL/WMAR Bailey Goss
TV WAAM/WBAL/WMAR Chuck Thompson
TV WAAM/WBAL/WMAR Ernie Harwell


Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio WHDH Bob Murphy
Radio WHDH Curt Gowdy
TV WBZ Bob Murphy
TV WBZ Curt Gowdy


Brooklyn Dodgers Brooklyn Dodgers
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio WMGM Al Helfer
Radio WMGM Connie Desmond
Radio WMGM Vin Scully
TV WOR Al Helfer
TV WOR Connie Desmond
TV WOR Vin Scully


Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio WIND Gene Elston
Radio WIND Jack Quinlan
Radio WIND Milo Hamilton
TV WGN  
TV WGN Harry Creighton
TV WGN Jack Brickhouse


Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio WCFL Bob Elson
Radio WCFL Don Wells
TV WGN Jack Brickhouse
TV WGN Vince Lloyd


Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio WSAL Jack Moran
Radio WSAL Waite Hoyt
TV WLWT George Bryson
TV WLWT Mark Scott


Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio WERE Jimmy Dudley
Radio WERE Tom Manning
TV WEWS Jim Britt
TV WEWS Ken Coleman


Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio WKMH Mel Ott
Radio WKMH Van Patrick
TV WJBK Mel Ott
TV WJBK Van Patrick


Kansas City Athletics Kansas City Athletics
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio KMBC Larry Ray
Radio KMBC Merle Harmon


Milwaukee Braves Milwaukee Braves
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio WEMP, WTMJ Blaine Walsh
Radio WEMP, WTMJ Earl Gillespie


New York Giants New York Giants
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio WMCA Bob Delaney
Radio WMCA Russ Hodges
TV WPIX Bob Delaney
TV WPIX Russ Hodges


New York Yankees New York Yankees
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio WINS Jim Woods
Radio WINS Mel Allen
Radio WINS Red Barber
TV WPIX Jim Woods
TV WPIX Mel Allen
TV WPIX Red Barber


Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio WIP Byrum Saam
Radio WIP Claude Haring
Radio WIP Gene Kelly
TV WRCV/WFIL Byrum Saam
TV WRCV/WFIL Claude Haring
TV WRCV/WFIL Gene Kelly


Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio WWSW Bob Prince
Radio WWSW Dick Bingham


St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio KMOX Harry Caray
Radio KMOX Jack Buck
Radio KMOX Joe Garagiola
TV KTVI Harry Caray
TV KTVI Jack Buck
TV KTVI Joe Garagiola


Washington Nationals Washington Nationals
 TYPE   NETWORK   ANNOUNCERS 
Radio WWDC Arch McDonald
Radio WWDC Bob Wolff
TV WTTG Arch McDonald
TV WTTG Bob Wolff


The information above was compiled by the late Doug Pappas, SABR Business of Baseball Committee.

Broadcaster References

Golden Voices of Baseball by Ted Patterson
Voices of Summer: Ranking Baseball's 101 All-time Best Announcers by Curt Smith
And The Fans Roared: The Sports Broadcasts That Kept Us on the Edge of Our Seats by Joe Garner
And The Crowd Goes Wild: Relive the Most Celebrated Sports Events Ever Broadcast by Joe Garner
The Storytellers: From Mel Allen to Bob Costas, 60 Years of Baseball Tales from the Broadcast Booth  by Curt Smith
How About That! The Life of Mel Allen by Stephen Borelli
Where's Harry? Steve Stone Remembers 25 Years with Harry Caray by Steve Stone

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