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1961 Baseball Broadcasters & Networks

This is a team-by-team listing of the networks and announcers who broadcast games during the 1961 season. You can view announcers for any season using the Broadcasters by Year tool on the right.

Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles
Radio WBAL Bob Murphy
Radio WBAL Herb Carneal
TV WJZ Bob Murphy
TV WJZ Herb Carneal

Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Radio WHDH Art Gleeson
Radio WHDH Curt Gowdy
Radio WHDH Ned Martin
TV WHDH Art Gleeson
TV WHDH Curt Gowdy
TV WHDH Ned Martin

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 Ralph Kiner
TV WGN Jack Brickhouse
TV WGN Vince Lloyd

Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds
Radio WKRC Jack Moran
Radio WKRC Waite Hoyt
TV WLW Ed Kennedy
TV WLW Frank McCormick

Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians
Radio WERE Bob Neal
Radio WERE Jimmy Dudley
TV WJW Harry Jones
TV WJW Ken Coleman

Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers
Radio WKMH Ernie Harwell
Radio WKMH George Kell
TV WJBK Ernie Harwell
TV WJBK George Kell

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

Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels
Radio KMPC Bob Kelley
Radio KMPC Don Wells
Radio KMPC Steve Bailey
TV KHJ Bob Kelley
TV KHJ Don Wells
TV KHJ Steve Bailey

Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Radio KFI Jerry Doggett
Radio KFI Vin Scully
TV KTTV Jerry Doggett
TV KTTV 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

Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins
Radio WCCO Bob Wolff
Radio WCCO Halsey Hall
Radio WCCO Ray Scott
TV WTOH Bob Wolff
TV WTOH Halsey Hall
TV WTOH Ray Scott

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

Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Radio WFIL Byrum Saam
Radio WFIL Claude Haring
Radio WFIL Frank Sims
TV WFIL Byrum Saam
TV WFIL Claude Haring
TV WFIL Frank Sims

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
TV KTVU Lon Simmons
TV KTVU Russ Hodges

St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Radio KMOX Harry Caray
Radio KMOX Jack Buck
Radio KMOX Joe Garagiola
TV KPLR Bud Blattner
TV KPLR Jerry Gross
TV KPLR Joe Garagiola

Washington Senators Washington Senators
Radio WTOP Dan Daniels
Radio WTOP John MacLean
TV WTOP Dan Daniels
TV WTOP John MacLean

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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