The top 30 Baseball broadcasters according to Moneyball fans

The sabermetrics (a.k.a. Moneyball) website, Fangraphs put together an offseason poll. In it they asked the geeky baseball fans to rate their hometown announcers, with a particular emphasis on sabermetric insight.

Then put it all together using a geeky formula to determine the top 30 Baseball broadcasters:


1. Los Angeles Dodgers (Home) – Vin Scully

2. New York Mets – Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez

3. San Francisco Giants – Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow

4. Houston Astros – Bill Brown and Jim Deshaies

5. Boston Red Sox – Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy

6. Chicago Cubs – Len Kasper and Bob Brenly

7. Milwaukee Brewers – Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder

8. Detroit Tigers – Mario Impemba and Rod Allen

9. Oakland Athletics – Glen Kuiper and Ray Fosse

10. Tampa Bay Rays – Dewayne Staats and Brian Anderson

11. Los Angeles Angels – Victor Rojas and Mark Gubicza

12. Baltimore Orioles – Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer

13. Seattle Mariners – Dave Sims and Mike Blowers

14. Minnesota Twins – Dick Bremer and Bert Blyleven

15. Texas Rangers – Dave Barnett and Tom Grieve

16. Miami Marlins – Rich Waltz and Tommy Hutton

17. San Diego Padres – Dick Enberg and Mark Grant

18. Cincinnati Reds – Thom Brennaman and Chris Welsh

19. Kansas City Royals – Ryan Lefebvre and Frank White (replaced by Rex Hudler this season, 2012)

20. Pittsburgh Pirates – Some combination of Greg Brown, Tim Neverett, Bob Walk, Steve Blass, and John Wehner


21. Arizona Diamondbacks – Daron Sutton and Mark Grace

22. New York Yankees – Michael Kay and Ken Singleton (and David Cone, John Flaherty, Al Leiter, and Paul O’Neill)

23. Washington Nationals – Bob Carpenter and F. P. Santangelo

24. Cleveland Indians – Matt Underwood and Rick Manning

25. Toronto Blue Jays – Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler

26. Philadelphia Phillies – Tom McCarthy, Chris Wheeler, and (sort of) Gary “Sarge” Matthews

27. Atlanta Braves – Chip Caray and Joe Simpson

28. Colorado Rockies – Drew Goodman and Jeff Huson (and George Frazier, too)

29. St. Louis Cardinals – Dan McLaughlin, Al Hrabosky, and Rick Horton

30. Los Angeles Dodgers (Away) – Eric Collins and Steve Lyons


The individual ratings with reader comments (some hilarious) can be found at Fangraphs:

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