Baseball & Radio…

It’s as if baseball were made for the radio…

Back in ’84 the Detroit Tigers won 35 of their first 40 games and cruised to a World Series win. They were dominating with players like Trammel, Whitaker, Morris, Lopez, and Gibson. That spring, summer and fall, my dad, brother, and I listened to Ernie Harwell call the games on dad’s red Channel Master transistor radio (WJR, 760AM). We lived in Carmel, IN (just north of Indianapolis) so, depending on the weather, we’d miss portions of the game when the station faded out. No such trouble anymore… I get my fix with the MLB At Bat app. The Tigers is still the team though the broadcasters, players, stadium, and technology have changed. I miss Ernie starting the season off with Scripture, but the new guys are good.

The pace of baseball, the strike-out and homer calls, the rising tension of a no-hitter, the battle between pitcher and hitter are best enjoyed on radio. I’m looking forward to another season…

2 thoughts on “Baseball & Radio…

  1. In deed we have enjoyed many hours together, my little red 8 transistor Channel Master. I got mine in 1962 for a H. S. graduation gift. In addition to Tiger baseball I remember listening to Dick Biondi on WLS in Chicago and early in the AM I could pick up WBZ in Boston for the latest Rock-n- Roll tunes.
    Then there was also my 55 Chevy 265hp v8………that’s enough.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *