List of New York Yankees broadcasters

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Longest serving Yankee broadcasters (all-time with 10+ years)

Phil Rizzuto (40 yrs), Mel Allen (30 yrs), John Sterling (26 yrs), Michael Kay (23 yrs), Bobby Murcer (22 yrs), Frank Messer (18 yrs), Ken Singleton (18 yrs), Bill White (18 yrs), Red Barber (13 yrs), Jim Kaat (13 yrs), Al Trautwig (12 yrs)


Broadcast announcers[edit]

Broadcasters assigned from the Yankees to cover World Series appearances nationally (1947-1976)

1947 - Mel Allen (radio); 1949 - Mel Allen (radio); 1950 - Mel Allen (radio); 1951 - Mel Allen (radio); 1952 - Mel Allen (TV); 1953 - Mel Allen (TV); 1955 - Mel Allen (TV); 1956 - Mel Allen (TV); 1957 - Mel Allen (TV); 1958 - Mel Allen (TV); 1960 - Mel Allen (TV); 1961 - Mel Allen (TV); 1962 - Mel Allen (TV); 1963 - Mel Allen (TV); 1964 - Phil Rizzuto (TV, radio); 1976 - Phil Rizzuto (TV), Bill White (radio)

TV play-by-play[edit]

TV analyst[edit]


Radio[edit]

Longest serving Yankee radio broadcasters (all-time with 10+ years)

Phil Rizzuto (30 yrs), John Sterling (26 yrs), Mel Allen (22 yrs), Frank Messer (18 yrs), Bill White (16 yrs), Beto Villa (16 yrs), Red Barber (13 yrs), Michael Kay (10 yrs)



Broadcast outlets[edit]

Radio stations[edit]

  • WABC 1939-40, 1981–2001
  • WOR 1942
  • WINS 1944-57, 1978–80
  • WMGM/WHN 1958-60, 1967–70
  • WCBS 1961-66, 2002–2013
  • WMCA 1971-1977
  • WFAN 2014-present
  • WADO 2010–present (Spanish)


Championship season radio outlets and broadcast teams[edit]

2000s

Year Flagship Station Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2
2009 WCBS John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
2000 WABC John Sterling Michael Kay

1990s

Year Flagship Station Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2
1999 WABC John Sterling Michael Kay
1998 WABC John Sterling Michael Kay
1996 WABC John Sterling Michael Kay

1970s

Year Flagship Station Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Play-by-play #3 Color commentator
1978 WINS Frank Messer Phil Rizzuto Bill White Fran Healy
1977 WMCA Frank Messer Phil Rizzuto Bill White

1960s

Year Flagship Station Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Play-by-play #3
1962 WCBS Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto
1961 WCBS Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto

1950s

Year Flagship Station Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Play-by-play #3
1958 WMGM Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto
1956 WINS Mel Allen Jim Woods Red Barber
1953 WINS Mel Allen Jim Woods Joe E. Brown
1952 WINS Mel Allen Art Gleeson Bill Crowley
1951 WINS Mel Allen Art Gleeson Bill Crowley
1950 WINS Mel Allen Curt Gowdy none

Television stations[edit]

The Yankees' New York City Flagship station has been:

  • WPIX: 1951-1998
  • WNYW: 1947-1951 (under the call letters WABD); 1999-2001
  • WCBS: 2002-2004
  • WWOR-TV: 2005-current

Outside of New York City, over-the-air television broadcasts can often be seen on:

Cable television[edit]


Championship season TV outlets and broadcast teams[edit]

2000s

Year Channel Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Color Commentator(s)
2009 WWOR
YES Network
Michael Kay Ken Singleton David Cone
John Flaherty
Al Leiter
Paul O'Neill
Ken Singleton
2000 MSG Network Ken Singleton Bobby Murcer Jim Kaat
Bobby Murcer
Ken Singleton

1990s

Year Channel Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Color Commentator(s)
1999 MSG Network Ken Singleton Bobby Murcer Jim Kaat
Bobby Murcer
Ken Singleton
1998 MSG Network Ken Singleton Jim Kaat Jim Kaat
Ken Singleton
1996 MSG Network Dave Cohen Al Trautwig Jim Kaat

1970s

Year Channel Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Play-by-play #3
1978 WPIX Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White
1977 WPIX Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White

1960s

Year Channel Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Play-by-play #3
1962 WPIX Mel Allen Phil Rizzuto Red Barber
1961 WPIX Mel Allen Phil Rizzuto Red Barber

1950s

Year Flagship Station Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Play-by-play #3
1958 WPIX Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto
1956 WPIX Mel Allen Jim Woods Red Barber
1953 WPIX Mel Allen Jim Woods Joe E. Brown
1952 WPIX Mel Allen Art Gleeson Bill Crowley
1951 WPIX Mel Allen Art Gleeson none
1950 WNYW Mel Allen Curt Gowdy none


Note: β denotes a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Halberstam, David "Sports on NY Radio", 1999. ISBN 1-57028-197-1