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1959 Baseball Broadcasters & Networks

This is a team-by-team listing of the networks and announcers who broadcast games during the 1959 season. You can view announcers for any season using the Broadcasters by Year tool on the right.

Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles
Radio WBAL Ernie Harwell
Radio WBAL Herb Carneal
TV WJZ Ernie Harwell
TV WJZ Herb Carneal

Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Radio WHDH Bill Crowley
Radio WHDH Bob Murphy
Radio WHDH Curt Gowdy
TV WHDH Bill Crowley
TV WHDH Bob Murphy
TV WHDH Curt Gowdy

Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs
Radio WGN Jack Quinlan
Radio WGN Lou Boudreau
TV WGN Jack Brickhouse
TV WGN Vincent Lloyd

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

Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds
Radio WKRC Jack Moran
Radio WKRC Waite Hoyt
TV WLW Frank McCormick
TV WLW George Bryson

Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians
Radio WERE Bob Neal
Radio WERE Jimmy Dudley
TV WEWS Bill McColgan
TV WEWS Ken Coleman

Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers
Radio WKMH George Kell
Radio WKMH Van Patrick
TV WJR George Kell
TV WJR Van Patrick

Kansas City Athletics Kansas City Athletics
Radio WDAF Bill Grigsby
Radio WDAF Merle Harmon
TV WDAF Bill Grigsby
TV WDAF Merle Harmon

Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Radio WMPC Jerry Doggett
Radio WMPC Vin Scully
TV WTTV Jerry Doggett
TV WTTV Vin Scully
SP Radio KWKW Jaime Jarrin
SP Radio KWKW Miguel Alonzo
SP Radio KWKW Rene Cardenas

Milwaukee Braves Milwaukee Braves
Radio WEMP, WTMJ Blaine Walsh
Radio WEMP, WTMJ Earl Gillespie

New York Yankees New York Yankees
Radio WMGM Mel Allen
Radio WMGM Phil Rizzuto
Radio WMGM Red Barber
TV WPIX Mel Allen
TV WPIX Phil Rizzuto
TV WPIX Red Barber

Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Radio WIP Byrum Saam
Radio WIP Claude Haring
Radio WIP Gene Kelly
TV WFIL Byrum Saam
TV WFIL Claude Haring
TV WFIL Gene Kelly

Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Radio KDKA Bob Prince
Radio KDKA Jim Woods
Radio KDKA Paul Long
TV KDKA Bob Prince
TV KDKA Jim Woods

San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants
Radio KSFO Lon Simmons
Radio KSFO Russ Hodges

St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Radio KMOX Harry Caray
Radio KMOX Jack Buck
Radio KMOX Joe Garagiola
TV KPLR Harry Caray
TV KPLR Jack Buck
TV KPLR Joe Garagiola

Washington Nationals Washington Nationals
Radio WTOP Bob Wolff
Radio WTOP Jack Guinan
TV WTOP Bob Wolff
TV WTOP Jack Guinan

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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