Matt Underwood

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This article is about the Cleveland Indians' announcer. For the actor, see Matthew Underwood.
Matt Underwood
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Born Matthew Underwood
(1968-05-10) May 10, 1968 (age 47)
Ashland, Ohio, United States
Occupation Sportscaster, play-by-play-announcer
Children 2

Matthew "Matt" Underwood (born May 10, 1968) is a sportscaster currently serving as the television play-by-play announcer for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Broadcasting career[edit]

Prior to joining the Indians broadcast team on a full-time basis in 2000, Underwood spent 10 years at WEWS-TV 5 in Cleveland (ABC). Underwood joined WEWS as an associate sports producer after graduating from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1990. In December 1994, Underwood was named as a sports producer/reporter. During this time, he also worked for WKNR Radio (then at 1220 AM) as an update anchor and weekend show host.

A year later he would become the weekend sports anchor at News Channel 5, and in November 1996 he became the station's sports director and weeknight 6 and 11 p.m. sports anchor, a job he held until 2000, when he became a full-time member of the Indians' broadcasting team (having previously done radio and TV pregame shows for the team as a side job prior to 2000).[1]

Underwood was in the radio booth from 2000-2006, and then switched to TV beginning in 2007. He also calls high school football and college basketball games on SportsTime Ohio during the offseason.

Personal life[edit]

Underwood is an Ashland, Ohio native who graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1990. He currently lives in Avon Lake, Ohio with his wife Shelley and their children Max and Devan.[2]

Signature calls[edit]

  • "And it's gone to Souvenir City!" - for an Indians home run.
  • "He's outta room, it's outta here!" - for an Indians home run with defender at the warning track.
  • "He got him to go fish!" - when an Indians' pitcher gets an opposing batter to swing and miss at a ball down in the dirt.

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