Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully announced earlier this week that he will return next year as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 66th consecutive season. The Fordham Prep, Fordham University, and WFUV alum joined Mike Watts and Matt Moro on One on One to talk about his decision to stay for at least one more season.
For most people history stays in the past as a distance memory, or a story handed down from generations. For a small hidden town called Cooperstown in upstate New York, history comes alive once a year for Hall of Fame weekend. Baseball greats are immortalized in this town that is as much a part of baseball as hotdogs and cracker jacks. A year removed from a Hall of Fame weekend that didn’t see a single person inducted, six baseball greats came to Cooperstown to take their rightful place in history.
BOSTON, MA -- Found inside a 6-4 Yankees road win was a superb performance from the bullpen. Shawn Kelley, Adam Warren, Dellin Betances, and David Robertson tossed a combined 4 1/3 innings of two-hit ball, yielding just one run. Inside that? Three triple-digit fastballs from Dellin Betances to Mike Napoli, one clocking a career-high 101 MPH on the Fenway Park radar gun.
"When I get an out, I kind of look back," said Betances. "I saw it and I said 'Oh, wow.'"
Earlier today, Bob Ryan spoke with Mike Watts and Matt Moro on One on One. The well acclaimed sportswriter touched on many things around baseball, including the MLB Trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox, and the New York Yankees. The Boston College graduate even shared a few laughs while on the air. To listen to his interview, please click play below.
For the fourteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the New York Single-A Penn League about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.
With news of Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully deciding to return for a 66th season behind the microphone, this week's One on One Mets and Yankees ticket contest honored the WFUV alumnus.
With the sun shining in Cooperstown, New York, three men who have devoted much of their lives to baseball were honored at Doubleday Field on Saturday. For the third staright year WFUV Sports presented the Hall of Fame Awards Presentation live from Cooperstown on Hall of Fame Weekend.
Joe Garagiola was a player in the major leagues for 8 seasons, and never imagined he would be honored by Baseball the Hall of Fame. The St. Louis native couldn’t even boast about being the best major league player on his street, living just blocks away from Yogi Berra. Garagiola’s biggest contributions to the sport came not from the field, but from the broadcast booth.