A legendary baseball voice will be the subject of the next episode of Baseball sounds on MLB Network. Bob Costaswinner of the Ford C. Frick Award for Broadcast Excellence by the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018, will be this week’s topic, as hosts Tom Verducci and Matt Vasgersian reflect on Costas’ legendary run covering the game .
From iconic postseason moments like his exchange with Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda after Game 4 of the 1988 World Series, to memorable regular season games like Jeter’s final at-bat at Yankee Stadium in 2014, Costas’ entire 40 lineup. This career year will be relived and celebrated. A brief excerpt from the special can be seen here:
“The name and voice of Bob Costas are synonymous with baseball. If you like the game, you will love this special. It’s more than an appreciation of the skill and breadth of his work behind the mic,” says Verducci, who has called matches alongside Costas since the 2009 season. “It’s also a look back at the defining moments of the past four decades and how his love of the game shines through.”
After the February 8 debut The sounds of baseball on Costas, MLB Network will rebroadcast Game 7 of the 1997 World Series in its entirety with Costas, Bob Uecker and Joe Morgan on the call at 9 p.m. ET. Costas is once again set to be the play-by-play voice of several MLB Network Showcase telecasts and has hosted series like Studio 42 with Bob Costas, The 20 Greatest MLB Games, Costas at the Movies, and more.