List of New York Yankees broadcasters

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As one of the most successful clubs in Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees are also one of its oldest teams. Part of that success derives to its radio and television broadcasts that have been running beginning in 1939 when the first radio transmissions were broadcast from the old stadium, and from 1947 when television broadcasts began. They have been one of the pioneer superstation broadcasts when WPIX became a national superstation in 1978 and were the first American League team to broadcast their games on cable, both first in 1978 and later on in 1979, when Sportschannel NY (now MSG Plus) began broadcasting Yankees games to cable subscribers. Today, the team can be heard and/or seen in its gameday broadcasts during the baseball season on:

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

Phil Rizzuto (40 yrs), John Sterling (33 yrs), Mel Allen (30 yrs), Michael Kay (30 yrs), Ken Singleton (25 yrs), Bobby Murcer (22 yrs), Frank Messer (18 yrs), Bill White (18 yrs), Suzyn Waldman (17 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 (1947-1978)

Television Broadcasters by Year[edit]

Year Channel Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Play-by-play #3 Color Commentator(s)
1947 WABD Mel Allen Russ Hodges Russ Hodges
Mel Allen
1948 WABD Mel Allen Russ Hodges Bill Slater Russ Hodges
Bill Slater
Mel Allen
1949 WABD Mel Allen Curt Gowdy Curt Gowdy
Mel Allen
1950 WABD Mel Allen Curt Gowdy Dizzy Dean
Curt Gowdy
Mel Allen
1951 WABD Mel Allen Bill Crowley Art Gleeson Dizzy Dean
Art Gleeson
Bill Crowley
Mel Allen
WPIX
1952 WPIX Mel Allen Bill Crowley Art Gleeson Art Gleeson
Bill Crowley
Joe DiMaggio
Mel Allen
1953 WPIX Mel Allen Jim Woods Joe E. Brown Joe E. Brown
Jim Woods
Mel Allen
1954 WPIX Mel Allen Red Barber Jim Woods Jim Woods
Red Barber
Mel Allen
1955 WPIX Mel Allen Red Barber Jim Woods Jim Woods
Red Barber
Mel Allen
1956 WPIX Mel Allen Red Barber Jim Woods Jim Woods
Red Barber
Mel Allen
1957 WPIX Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto Phil Rizzuto
Red Barber
Mel Allen
1958 WPIX Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto Phil Rizzuto
Red Barber
Mel Allen
1959 WPIX Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto Phil Rizzuto
Red Barber
Mel Allen
1960 WPIX Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto Phil Rizzuto
Red Barber
Mel Allen
1961 WPIX Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto Phil Rizzuto
Red Barber
Mel Allen
1962 WPIX Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto Phil Rizzuto
Red Barber
Mel Allen
1963 WPIX Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto
Jerry Coleman
Jerry Coleman
Phil Rizzuto
Red Barber
Mel Allen
1964 WPIX Mel Allen Red Barber
1965 WPIX Red Barber Phil Rizzuto Jerry Coleman
Joe Garagiola
Joe Garagiola
Jerry Coleman
Phil Rizzuto
Red Barber
1966 WPIX
1967 WPIX Phil Rizzuto Jerry Coleman Joe Garagiola Joe Garagiola
Jerry Coleman
Phil Rizzuto
1968 WPIX Phil Rizzuto Jerry Coleman Frank Messer
1969 WPIX Phil Rizzuto Jerry Coleman Frank Messer Whitey Ford
Frank Messer
Jerry Coleman
Phil Rizzuto
1970 WPIX Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bob Gamere Whitey Ford
Bob Gamere
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
1971 WPIX Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Whitey Ford
Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
1972 WPIX Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
1973 WPIX Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
1974 WPIX Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
1975 WPIX Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
1976 WPIX Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
1977 WPIX Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
1978 WPIX Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
1979 SportsChannel New York
WPIX
Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
1980 SportsChannel New York
WPIX
Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
1981 SportsChannel New York
WPIX
Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
1982 SportsChannel New York Mel Allen Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer
Fran Healy
Bill White
Mel Allen
Fran Healy
Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
WPIX Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
1983 SportsChannel New York Mel Allen Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer
Fran Healy
Bill White
Mel Allen
Fran Healy
Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
Bobby Murcer
WPIX Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
Bobby Murcer
1984 SportsChannel New York Mel Allen Phil Rizzuto Bill White Mel Allen
Bill White
Phil Rizzuto
Bobby Murcer
WPIX Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White
Frank Messer
Phil Rizzuto
Bobby Murcer
1985 SportsChannel New York Mel Allen Phil Rizzuto Bill White Mel Allen
Mickey Mantle
Bill White
Phil Rizzuto
WPIX Phil Rizzuto Spencer Ross Spencer Ross
Bill White
Phil Rizzuto
1986 SportsChannel New York Mel Allen Phil Rizzuto Bill White Mel Allen
Mickey Mantle
Bill White
Phil Rizzuto
WPIX Phil Rizzuto Bill White Jim Kaat Bill White
Phil Rizzuto
Jim Kaat
Billy Martin
1987 SportsChannel New York Spencer Ross Ken Harrelson Mickey Mantle
Spencer Ross
Ken Harrelson
WPIX Phil Rizzuto Bill White Billy Martin
Bill White
Phil Rizzuto
1988 SportsChannel New York Ken Harrelson Bobby Murcer Bobby Murcer
Mickey Mantle
WPIX Phil Rizzuto Bill White Bill White
Phil Rizzuto
1989 MSG Network Bobby Murcer Tommy Hutton Tommy Hutton
Lou Piniella
WNYW Phil Rizzuto George Grande Tom Seaver Tom Seaver
George Grande
Phil Rizzuto
1990 MSG Network Dewayne Staats
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Phil Rizzuto
Tony Kubek
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George Grande
Al Trautwig
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Tom Seaver
Al Trautwig
Dewayne Staats
Tony Kubek
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Tom Seaver
George Grande
Phil Rizzuto
WNYW Dewayne Staats
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Phil Rizzuto
Tony Kubek
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George Grande
Al Trautwig
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Tom Seaver
1991 MSG Network Dewayne Staats
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Phil Rizzuto
Tony Kubek
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Bobby Murcer
Al Trautwig
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Tom Seaver
Al Trautwig
Dewayne Staats
Tony Kubek
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Bobby Murcer
Tom Seaver
WNYW Dewayne Staats
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Phil Rizzuto
Tony Kubek
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Bobby Murcer
Al Trautwig
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Tom Seaver
Al Trautwig
Dewayne Staats
Tony Kubek
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Bobby Murcer
Tom Seaver
1992 MSG Network Dewayne Staats Tony Kubek Al Trautwig Al Trautwig
Dewayne Staats
Tony Kubek
WNYW Phil Rizzuto Bobby Murcer Tom Seaver Bobby Murcer
Tom Seaver
1993 MSG Network Dewayne Staats Tony Kubek Al Trautwig Al Trautwig
Dewayne Staats
Tony Kubek
WNYW Phil Rizzuto Bobby Murcer Tom Seaver Bobby Murcer
Tom Seaver
1994 MSG Network Dewayne Staats Tony Kubek Al Trautwig Al Trautwig
Dewayne Staats
Tony Kubek
WNYW Phil Rizzuto Bobby Murcer Paul Olden Bobby Murcer
Paul Olden
Phil Rizzuto
1995 MSG Network Dave Cohen Jim Kaat Al Trautwig Al Trautwig
Jim Kaat
WNYW Phil Rizzuto Bobby Murcer Paul Olden Bobby Murcer
Paul Olden
Phil Rizzuto
1996 MSG Network Dave Cohen Jim Kaat Al Trautwig
Jim Kaat
WNYW Phil Rizzuto Bobby Murcer Bobby Murcer
Rick Cerone
1997 MSG Network Jim Kaat Ken Singleton Al Trautwig Jim Kaat
Ken Singleton
Al Trautwig
Suzyn Waldman
WNYW Bobby Murcer Rick Cerone
1998 MSG Network Jim Kaat Ken Singleton Al Trautwig Jim Kaat
Ken Singleton
Al Trautwig
Suzyn Waldman
WNYW Bobby Murcer Tommy John
1999 MSG Network Jim Kaat Ken Singleton Al Trautwig Jim Kaat
Ken Singleton
Al Trautwig
Suzyn Waldman
WNYW Bobby Murcer Tim McCarver Tim McCarver
Bobby Murcer
2000 MSG Network Jim Kaat Ken Singleton Al Trautwig Jim Kaat
Ken Singleton
Al Trautwig
Suzyn Waldman
WNYW Bobby Murcer Tim McCarver Tim McCarver
Bobby Murcer
2001 MSG Network Jim Kaat Ken Singleton Al Trautwig Jim Kaat
Al Trautwig
Suzyn Waldman
WNYW Bobby Murcer Tim McCarver Tim McCarver
Bobby Murcer
2002 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Bobby Murcer Jim Kaat
Ken Singleton
Bobby Murcer
David Cone
Paul O'Neill
WCBS-TV
2003 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Bobby Murcer Jim Kaat
Ken Singleton
Bobby Murcer
Paul O'Neill
WCBS-TV
2004 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Bobby Murcer Jim Kaat
Ken Singleton
Bobby Murcer
Paul O'Neill
Joe Girardi
WWOR-TV
2005 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Bobby Murcer Jim Kaat
Ken Singleton
Bobby Murcer
Paul O'Neill
David Justice
WWOR-TV
2006 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Bobby Murcer Jim Kaat
Ken Singleton
Bobby Murcer
Paul O'Neill
David Justice
Al Leiter
John Flaherty
WWOR-TV
2007 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Bobby Murcer Ken Singleton
Bobby Murcer
Paul O'Neill
David Justice
Al Leiter
John Flaherty
Joe Girardi
WWOR-TV
2008 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Bobby Murcer Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
Al Leiter
John Flaherty
David Cone
WWOR-TV
2009 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Bobby Murcer Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
Al Leiter
John Flaherty
David Cone
WWOR-TV
2010 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Bob Lorenz Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
Al Leiter
John Flaherty
David Cone
WWOR-TV
2011 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Bob Lorenz Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
Al Leiter
John Flaherty
David Cone
WWOR-TV
2012 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Bob Lorenz Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
Al Leiter
John Flaherty
David Cone
Lou Piniella
WWOR-TV
2013 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Bob Lorenz Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
Al Leiter
John Flaherty
David Cone
Lou Piniella
WWOR-TV
2014 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Bob Lorenz Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
Al Leiter
John Flaherty
David Cone
WWOR-TV
2015 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Ryan Ruocco Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
Al Leiter
John Flaherty
David Cone
WPIX
2016 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Ryan Ruocco Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
Al Leiter
John Flaherty
David Cone
WPIX
2017 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Ryan Ruocco Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
Al Leiter
John Flaherty
David Cone
WPIX
2018 YES Network Michael Kay Ken Singleton Ryan Ruocco Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
Al Leiter
John Flaherty
David Cone
WPIX
2019 YES Network Michael Kay Ryan Ruocco Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
John Flaherty
David Cone
Jeff Nelson
WPIX
2020 YES Network Michael Kay Ryan Ruocco Ken Singleton Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
John Flaherty
David Cone
Jeff Nelson
WPIX
2021 YES Network Michael Kay Ryan Ruocco Ken Singleton Ken Singleton
Paul O'Neill
John Flaherty
David Cone
Jeff Nelson
WPIX

Television Play-by-Play[edit]

Television analyst[edit]

β - indicates Ford C. Frick Award winner

Radio[edit]

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

John Sterling (33 yrs), Phil Rizzuto (30 yrs), Mel Allen (22 yrs), Frank Messer (18 yrs), Suzyn Waldman (17 yrs), Beto Villa (16 yrs), Bill White (16 yrs), Red Barber (13 yrs), Michael Kay (10 yrs)

Radio Announcers by Year

Year Flagship Station Play-by-Play #1 Play-by-Play #2 Play-by-Play #3 Play-by-Play #4 Color Analyst
1939 WABC Arch McDonald Garnett Marks Mel Allen
1940 WABC Mel Allen Jay C. Flippen
1942 WOR Mel Allen Connie Desmond
1944 WINS Don Dunphy Bill Slater
1945 WINS Al Helfer Bill Slater
1946 WINS Mel Allen Russ Hodges
1947 WINS Mel Allen Russ Hodges
1948 WINS Mel Allen Russ Hodges
1949 WINS Mel Allen Curt Gowdy
1950 WINS Mel Allen Curt Gowdy
1951 WINS Mel Allen Bill Crowley Art Gleeson Dizzy Dean
1952 WINS Mel Allen Bill Crowley Art Gleeson
1953 WINS Mel Allen Joe E. Brown Jim Woods
1954 WINS Mel Allen Red Barber Jim Woods
1955 WINS Mel Allen Red Barber Jim Woods
1956 WINS Mel Allen Red Barber Jim Woods
1957 WINS Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto
1958 WMGM Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto
1959 WMGM Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto
1960 WMGM Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto
1961 WCBS Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto
1962 WCBS Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto
1963 WCBS Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto Jerry Coleman
1964 WCBS Mel Allen Red Barber Phil Rizzuto Jerry Coleman
1965 WCBS Red Barber Phil Rizzuto Jerry Coleman Joe Garagiola
1966 WCBS Red Barber Phil Rizzuto Jerry Coleman Joe Garagiola
1967 WHN Phil Rizzuto Jerry Coleman Joe Garagiola
1968 WHN Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Jerry Coleman
1969 WHN Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Jerry Coleman
1970 WHN Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bob Gamere
1971 WMCA Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White
1972 WMCA Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White
1973 WMCA Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White
1974 WMCA Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White
1975 WMCA Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Dom Valentino
1976 WMCA Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White
1977 WMCA Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White
1978 WMCA Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Fran Healy
1979 WMCA Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Fran Healy
1980 WMCA Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Fran Healy
1981 WABC Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Fran Healy
1982 WABC Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White John Gordon
1983 WABC Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White John Gordon
1984 WABC Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White Bobby Murcer
John Gordon
1985 WABC Frank Messer John Gordon Phil Rizzuto Bill White
1986 WABC Spencer Ross Bobby Murcer Phil Rizzuto Bill White
1987 WABC Hank Greenwald Tommy Hutton
1988 WABC Hank Greenwald Tommy Hutton
1989 WABC John Sterling Jay Johnstone
1990 WABC John Sterling Jay Johnstone
1991 WABC John Sterling Joe Angel
1992 WABC John Sterling Michael Kay
1993 WABC John Sterling Michael Kay
1994 WABC John Sterling Michael Kay
1995 WABC John Sterling Michael Kay
1996 WABC John Sterling Michael Kay
1997 WABC John Sterling Michael Kay
1998 WABC John Sterling Michael Kay
1999 WABC John Sterling Michael Kay
2000 WABC John Sterling Michael Kay
2001 WABC John Sterling Michael Kay
2002 WCBS John Sterling Charley Steiner
2003 WCBS John Sterling Charley Steiner
2004 WCBS John Sterling Charley Steiner
2005 WCBS John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
2006 WCBS John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
2007 WCBS John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
2008 WCBS John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
2009 WCBS John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
2010 WCBS John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
2011 WCBS John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
2012 WCBS John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
2013 WCBS John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
2014 WFAN John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
WFAN-FM
2015 WFAN John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
WFAN-FM
2016 WFAN John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
WFAN-FM
2017 WFAN John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
WFAN-FM
2018 WFAN John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
WFAN-FM
2019 WFAN John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
WFAN-FM
2020 WFAN John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
WFAN-FM
2021 WFAN John Sterling Suzyn Waldman
WFAN-FM

Radio play-by-play and color commentators

β - indicates Ford C. Frick Award winner

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)

Television stations[edit]

The Yankees' New York City flagship station has been:

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

Cable television[edit]

Radio Network[edit]

The typical lineup of radio stations included in the Yankees’ radio network through 1989.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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