The Top 10 Announcers In Sports Movies

Rumors and Rants ranked the top 10 announcers in sports movies. No surprise which announcer took the top spot.

1. Harry Doyle (Major League)
What more can be said of Harry Doyle? He’s easily the greatest sports movie broadcaster of all-time. The gap between his performance and any other is so wide that it’s almost not fair to include him on this list. Bob Uecker’s performance as the ultimate homer-announcer is simply fantastic. He’s off the cuff calls and condescending attitude towards his own team are perfect. He even drags his dead weight color guy Monty through the movie, which is both hilarious and true to life. Then when you throw in the insults he hurls at his Indians and their opponents, it makes for one of the best performances in the history of sports movies.

Memorable lines:
“In case you haven’t noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven’t, the Indians have managed to win a few ball games, and are threatening to climb out of the cellar.”

Harry Doyle: “That’s all we got, one goddamn hit?”
Assistant: “You can’t say goddamn on the air.”
Harry Doyle: “Don’t worry, nobody is listening.”

“The post-game show is brought to you by … (searches through his papers) … Christ, I can’t find it. To hell with it.”

“Remember fans, Tuesday night is Die Hard Night. Free admission for anyone who was actually alive the last time the Indians won the pennant.”

(Vaughn throws a pitch to the backstop) “Juuust a bit outside, tried the corner and missed. (Vaughn throws another wild pitch) Ball four. (Vaughn throws another wild pitch) Ball eight. (Vaughn throws another wild pitch) Low and he walks the bases loaded on 12 straight pitches. How can these guys lay off pitches that close?”

“Haywood swings and hits one towards South America. Hayes is gonna need a rocket up his ass to catch this one…”

Harry Doyle is announcing, folks.

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