Thorne's season extended
International television broadcasts of the American League Championship Series between the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, as well as the World Series, will have a decidedly Orioles voice.
MASN play-by-play broadcaster Gary Thorne will handle those duties for baseball fans in 219 countries and territories, as well as to the more than one million U.S. and Canadian armed services personnel stationed around the world.
He will be joined by former Orioles pitcher Rick Sutcliffe, who has contributed to ESPN baseball broadcasts.
Thorne, who has done play-by-play on baseball games for 25 years, has called seven World Series and 13 All-Star Games. His 40-year broadcasting career has included coverage of the National Hockey League, Olympics, and college basketball, football and hockey.
“I am honored to help bring our national pastime to the world where the popularity of the game continues to grow,” said Thorne, who served as an Army JAG officer. “It is especially humbling to provide a voice to the games for service men and women around the world.”
Posted Oct. 14, 2010 at 1:45 p.m.