- Dec 12, 2008
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In Vin Sculley's later years for local broadcasts he only called (solo) Home games and Road Games against NL West teams. His entire call was on TV, but the first 3 innings only would be simulcasted on the Dodger Radio Network. The last 6 innings on the Radio they had a different team. When I was in SoCal from 1995-97 they were already doing this.I tried to do some checking and I am not aware of any MLB club that does a simulcast. as far as I can tell, they all have separate radio and TV teams.
now, there are several clubs where the same announcers will rotate between radio and TV, but it's not a simulcast. the announcers do some games on TV and some games on radio. this is more common with the color position but in a few cases, the play-by-play guys switch back and forth between radio and TV. The Pirates have two play-by-play guys who take turns doing radio and TV.
FWIW - found a chart on wikipedia listing all the radio and TV broadcast teams. for Twins TV, the primary announcer is TBD - so they already updated the list with Bremer's announcement.
Also in LA for NBA basketball games, the Lakers would simulcast Chick Hearns broadcast for both radio & TV. Quite a few Laker games would be on national TV, so often it was radio only.
It's possible to do, and it can be done well, especially if you have legends at the mic.