Monte Moore

Monte Moore (born 1930) [1]is a former radio and television broadcaster for the Kansas City Athletics and Oakland Athletics baseball teams.

Voice of the Athletics

An Oklahoma native, with a folksy, down-home style, Moore became the lead broadcaster for the Kansas City A's in 1962, when owner Charles O. Finley inserted him to replace Merle Harmon. Moore traveled west when the team moved to Oakland in 1968, remaining the team's principal radio voice through the 1977 season, and its television voice until 1980.[2] He would return to head up the team's television broadcasts from 1988 through 1992.

Broadcast partners

During Moore’s tenure, he had a number of co-announcers with him in the booth, including Harry Caray, Bob Elson, Al Helfer, Red Rush and Jim Woods, all of whom had achieved fame as major-league broadcasters elsewhere before joining the A’s, and Jon Miller, who went on to success with the Orioles and Giants. Former major league players Curt Flood, Reggie Jackson, Harmon Killebrew, and Jim Piersall served as A’s announcers at one time, as did former player and manager Bill Rigney.

Perhaps his longest and most remembered pairing was with Ray Fosse, who joined the A's television broadcasts on a part-time basis in 1986. Fosse was the A's full-time color analyst by 1988 and his pairing with Moore remained until Moore's retirement.

Catchphrase

Moore is fondly remembered by A's fans for his "There She Goes...", "Dinger" home run calls, "The Swinging A's" and "The Good Guys In The White Shoes !!"[3] which he uttered many a time while calling games during the early years of A's notables such as Mark McGwire and José Canseco.

National broadcasting experience and return to Oakland

Moore was part of NBC's national broadcast team when the A's appeared in the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds (1972), New York Mets (1973) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1974) and won all three. He also announced on NBC's Saturday Game of the Week broadcasts from 1978–80 and on the USA Network's Thursday Game of the Week broadcasts from 1979-83. He returned to the A's in 1985 to handle local TV play-by-play on a part-time basis with Ted Robinson until 1988, and full-time thereafter before retiring at the end of the 1992 season. Dick Stockton replaced him to start the 1993 season.[4]

Later career

Following his retirement from baseball broadcasting, Moore put his radio experience to work in heading up a radio station, KTIP 1450 AM, in Porterville, California, where he resides. Among those who came under his tutelage were the current radio voice of the USC Trojans, Pete Arbogast, and Wayne Garcia, currently the lead news anchor for KPTV in Portland, Oregon. Pete roomed with, and trained, Garcia when the latter was still in high school.

Today, Moore frequently returns to Oakland for special occasions put on by the A's honoring the past, including jersey retirements, ceremonial first pitches, autograph signings and anniversary events. He has emceed events commemorating the careers of Reggie Jackson and Dennis Eckersley and the anniversaries of Oakland A's World-Series-winning teams (1972,1973,1974,1989).

References

  1. ^ Society for American Baseball Research
  2. ^ Broadcasters: Moore says Finley never directed his opinions
  3. ^ Cahill good as gold uniform in 6th straight win
  4. ^ STOCKTON HAS HAPPY REUNION
1971 American League Championship Series

The 1971 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the East Division Champion Baltimore Orioles and the West Division Champion Oakland A's. The Orioles swept the A's in three games, despite the fact that each team had won 101 games. The Orioles won their third consecutive pennant in the process, but lost the 1971 World Series to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

This was the first of ten ALCS series between 1971 and 1981 that featured either the Oakland A's or the Kansas City Royals. The only time neither team appeared in the ALCS during that period was in 1979.

1972 World Series

The 1972 World Series matched the American League champion Oakland Athletics against the National League champion Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning in seven games. It was the first World Series win for the A's in 42 years, since 1930.

These two teams met again in the World Series 18 years later in 1990.

1973 American League Championship Series

The 1973 American League Championship Series took place between October 6 and 11, 1973. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Baltimore Orioles, three games to two. Games 1 and 2 were played in Memorial Stadium in Baltimore; Games 3–5 were played at the Oakland Coliseum. It was the second match-up between the two teams in the ALCS.

1974 American League Championship Series

The 1974 American League Championship Series was a best-of-five matchup between the East Division Champion Baltimore Orioles and the West Division Champion Oakland A's. It was a rematch of the previous year's series and third overall between the two teams. The A's beat the Orioles three games to one and received their third straight pennant in the process. They defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1974 World Series and won their third straight World Series championship.

1974 World Series

The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champions Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers with the A's winning the Series in five games.

Rollie Fingers figured in three of the four Oakland victories, posting a win and two saves, and was honored as the Series MVP. Oakland became the first team to win three consecutive Series since the New York Yankees won five in a row between 1949 and 1953; the win secured the Athletics' status as one of the truly dominant teams of the 1970s. (The other "team of the decade," the Cincinnati Reds, would check in with consecutive Series victories in 1975 and 1976.)

The 1974 Fall Classic was the first all-California World Series. These two teams would meet again in the fall classic 14 years later in 1988.

1975 American League Championship Series

The 1975 American League Championship Series pitted the Boston Red Sox against the three-time defending world champion Oakland Athletics for the right to advance to the 1975 World Series. The Red Sox swept the series 3-0 to win their first AL pennant since 1967, and simultaneously end the A's run of three consecutive world championships.

1982 Major League Baseball season

The 1982 Major League Baseball season. Making up for their playoff miss of the year before, the St. Louis Cardinals won their ninth World Series championship, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers, four games to three.

1983 Major League Baseball season

The 1983 Major League Baseball season ended with the Baltimore Orioles defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth game of the World Series. Rick Dempsey was named MVP of the Series. The All-Star Game was held on July 6 at Comiskey Park; the American League won by a score of 13–3, with California Angels outfielder Fred Lynn being named MVP.

Betty Caywood

Betty Caywood Bushman (born c. 1930) is an American sportscaster. She was one of the first female Major League Baseball broadcasters, providing color commentary on radio broadcasts for the Kansas City Athletics in September, 1964.

Caywood had previously worked as a weather reporter on a Chicago television station. On September 16, 1964, Caywood was hired by Athletics' owner Charles Finley to provide a female perspective on the games. Caywood provided color commentary while Monte Moore and George Bryson provided the play by play. She did not return to the broadcasts in 1965.

Caywood was born in Chicago grew up in Kansas City, Missouri where she graduated from Westport High School in 1948 and graduated from Marymount College in Salina, Kansas. She later earned a master's degree in speech therapy from Northwestern University.Caywood, now known as Betty Caywood Bushman, returned to the baseball broadcast booth on August 16, 2008, joining the WHB radio broadcast of games for the independent baseball team, the Kansas City T-Bones.

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KTIP

KTIP (1450 AM) was a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Porterville, California, United States, the station serves the Visalia-Tulare area. The station was owned by Mayberry Broadcasting Company, Inc. and did feature programming from Fox News Radio, Premiere Radio Networks and Salem Communications.

List of American League Championship Series broadcasters

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