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Monday Night Baseball (1976–1988)
TV Series | Sport

In 1976, ABC Sports took over Monday Night Baseball from rival NBC. The schedule usually consisted of about eighteen telecasts, usually with two games airing simultaneously on a regional basis. Like Monday Night Football, they had a ...See moreIn 1976, ABC Sports took over Monday Night Baseball from rival NBC. The schedule usually consisted of about eighteen telecasts, usually with two games airing simultaneously on a regional basis. Like Monday Night Football, they had a three-man booth. The original main booth consisted of Bob Prince, Bob Uecker, and Warner Wolf. However, Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell, and guest analyst Reggie Jackson replaced them for the 1976 ALCS. Wolf joined then Cincinnati Reds announcer Al Michaels and guest analyst Tom Seaver for the NLCS. ABC alternated with NBC coverage of the All Star Game, League Championship Series, and World Series. In even numbered years, ABC televised the All Star Game and the two League Championship Series; in odd numbered years, the World Series. Memorable post season moments on ABC included Chris Chambliss' pennant-clinching home run in 1976, Reggie Jackson's three-home run game in the 1977 World Series, the Red Sox' miracle comeback in the 1986 ALCS, and the earthquake Series of 1989. By 1983, it finally occurred to ABC that Keith Jackson was... a football announcer, and Michaels was given the primary announcer reins. In 1985, ABC had finally had enough of Cosell and settled upon the team of Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, and Tim McCarver. This would be the primary crew for the remainder of ABC's contract. By 1986, ABC only televised thirteen regular season games. Monday Night Baseball's run came to an end after 1988. For the 1989 season (the last before ABC and NBC lost baseball to CBS), ABC switched to Thursday nights. Michaels said that losing baseball was "tough to accept." In 1994, ABC and NBC would embark in an ill-fated partnership with Major League Baseball: The Baseball Network. TBN called for games to be aired regionally on Friday and Saturday nights under the banner, "Baseball Night in America." After the 1994 players' strike nixed these plans, TBN was brought to an abrupt end. In an awkward arrangement, ABC and NBC split coverage of the 1995 World Series (ABC televised Games 1, 4, & 5, NBC 2, 3, & 6). To date, this was the last time ABC televised Major League Baseball. Written by Dave Sullivan See less
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Name Episodes Known for
Frank Duffy
Self - Boston Red Sox Third Baseman / Self - Cleveland Indians Shortstop Self - Boston Red Sox Third Baseman / Self - Cleveland Indians Shortstop   See fewer
2
Dwight Evans
Self - Boston Red Sox First Baseman / Self - Boston Red Sox Right Fielder Self - Boston Red Sox First Baseman / Self - Boston Red Sox Right Fielder   See fewer
2
Jim Rice
Self - Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter / Self - Boston Red Sox Left Fielder Self - Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter / Self - Boston Red Sox Left Fielder   See fewer
2
Bob Uecker
Self - Color Commentator Self - Color Commentator   See fewer
1
Warner Wolf
Self - Color Commentator Self - Color Commentator   See fewer
1
Pete Rose
Self - Cincinnati Reds Third Baseman Self - Cincinnati Reds Third Baseman   See fewer
1
Joe Morgan
Self - Cincinnati Reds Second Baseman Self - Cincinnati Reds Second Baseman   See fewer
1
Dave Concepción
Self - Cincinnati Reds Shortstop Self - Cincinnati Reds Shortstop   See fewer
1
Johnny Bench
Self - Cincinnati Reds Pinch Hitter Self - Cincinnati Reds Pinch Hitter   See fewer
1
Rollie Fingers
Self - Oakland Athletics Pitcher Self - Oakland Athletics Pitcher   See fewer
1
Dennis Eckersley
Self - Cleveland Indians Pitcher Self - Cleveland Indians Pitcher   See fewer
1
Frank Robinson
Self - Cleveland Indians Manager Self - Cleveland Indians Manager   See fewer
1
Sparky Anderson
Self - Cincinnati Reds Manager Self - Cincinnati Reds Manager   See fewer
1
Jack Billingham
Self - Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Self - Cincinnati Reds Pitcher   See fewer
1
George Hendrick
Self - Cleveland Indians Left Fielder Self - Cleveland Indians Left Fielder   See fewer
1
Rich Garcia
Self - Homeplate Umpire Self - Homeplate Umpire   See fewer
1
Chuck Tanner
Self - Oakland Athletics Manager Self - Oakland Athletics Manager   See fewer
1
Alan Ashby
Self - Cleveland Indians Catcher Self - Cleveland Indians Catcher   See fewer
1
Dave Parker
Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Right Fielder Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Right Fielder   See fewer
1
Sal Bando
Self - Oakland Athletics Third Baseman Self - Oakland Athletics Third Baseman   See fewer
1
Buddy Bell
Self - Cleveland Indians Third Baseman Self - Cleveland Indians Third Baseman   See fewer
1
John Lowenstein
Self - Cleveland Indians First Baseman Self - Cleveland Indians First Baseman   See fewer
1
Willie Stargell
Self - Pittsburgh Pirates First Baseman Self - Pittsburgh Pirates First Baseman   See fewer
1
Rick Manning
Self - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder Self - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder   See fewer
1
Joe Rudi
First Baseman / Self - Oakland Athletics Left Fielder First Baseman / Self - Oakland Athletics Left Fielder   See fewer
1
Phil Garner
Self - Oakland Athletics Second Baseman Self - Oakland Athletics Second Baseman   See fewer
1
Bert Campaneris
Self - Oakland Athletics Shortstop Self - Oakland Athletics Shortstop   See fewer
1
Billy North
Self - Oakland Athletics Center Fielder Self - Oakland Athletics Center Fielder   See fewer
1
Duane Kuiper
Self - Cleveland Indians Second Baseman Self - Cleveland Indians Second Baseman   See fewer
1
Richie Hebner
Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Third Baseman Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Third Baseman   See fewer
1
Ken Griffey Sr.
Self - Cincinnati Reds Right Fielder Self - Cincinnati Reds Right Fielder   See fewer
1
Dave Giusti
Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher   See fewer
1
Dan Driessen
Self - Cincinnati Reds Pinch Hitter Self - Cincinnati Reds Pinch Hitter   See fewer
1
Will McEnaney
Self - Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Self - Cincinnati Reds Pitcher   See fewer
1
César Gerónimo
Self - Cincinnati Reds Center Fielder Self - Cincinnati Reds Center Fielder   See fewer
1
Cesar Tovar
Self - Oakland Athletics Left Fielder Self - Oakland Athletics Left Fielder   See fewer
1
Richie Zisk
Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Pinch Hitter Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Pinch Hitter   See fewer
1
Don Baylor
Self - Oakland Athletics First Baseman Self - Oakland Athletics First Baseman   See fewer
1
Bob Moose
Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher   See fewer
1
Lou DiMuro
Self - First Base Umpire Self - First Base Umpire   See fewer
1
Danny Murtaugh
Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Manager Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Manager   See fewer
1
Mike Lum
Self - Cincinnati Reds Pinch Hitter Self - Cincinnati Reds Pinch Hitter   See fewer
1
Bob Prince
Self - Play-by-Play Announcer Self - Play-by-Play Announcer   See fewer
1
Dave Phillips
Self - Third Base Umpire Self - Third Base Umpire   See fewer
1
Ed Sudol
Self - Second Base Umpire Self - Second Base Umpire   See fewer
1
Tom Buskey
Self - Cleveland Indians Pitcher Self - Cleveland Indians Pitcher   See fewer
1
Bob Engel
Self - Third Base Umpire Self - Third Base Umpire   See fewer
1
Charlie Spikes
Self - Cleveland Indians Right Fielder Self - Cleveland Indians Right Fielder   See fewer
1
Manny Sanguillen
Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher   See fewer
1
Mike Norris
Self - Oakland Athletics Pitcher Self - Oakland Athletics Pitcher   See fewer
1
Rennie Stennett
Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Second Baseman Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Second Baseman   See fewer
1
Tony Perez
Self - Cincinnati Reds First Baseman Self - Cincinnati Reds First Baseman   See fewer
1
Dick Bosman
Self - Oakland Athletics Pitcher Self - Oakland Athletics Pitcher   See fewer
1
Al Oliver
Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Center Fielder Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Center Fielder   See fewer
1
Jerry Dale
Self - First Base Umpire Self - First Base Umpire   See fewer
1
Bill Robinson
Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Left Fielder Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Left Fielder   See fewer
1
Claudell Washington
Self - Oakland Athletics Right Fielder Self - Oakland Athletics Right Fielder   See fewer
1
Jim Todd
Self - Oakland Athletics Pitcher Self - Oakland Athletics Pitcher   See fewer
1
Bruce Froemming
Self - Home Plate Umpire Self - Home Plate Umpire   See fewer
1
Frank Taveras
Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop   See fewer
1
Stan Thomas
Self - Cleveland Indians Pitcher Self - Cleveland Indians Pitcher   See fewer
1
Ken McMullen
Self - Oakland Athletics Designated Hitter Self - Oakland Athletics Designated Hitter   See fewer
1
Dave LaRoche
Self - Cleveland Indians Pitcher Self - Cleveland Indians Pitcher   See fewer
1
Larry Haney
Self - Oakland Athletics Catcher Self - Oakland Athletics Catcher   See fewer
1
Rico Carty
Self - Cleveland Indians Designated Hitter Self - Cleveland Indians Designated Hitter   See fewer
1
Bill Plummer
Self - Cincinnati Reds Catcher Self - Cincinnati Reds Catcher   See fewer
1
Bill Kunkel
Self - Second Base Umpire Self - Second Base Umpire   See fewer
1
Bruce Kison
Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Self - Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher   See fewer
1
Larry Lintz
Self - Oakland Athletics Pinch Runner Self - Oakland Athletics Pinch Runner   See fewer
1
Don Zimmer
Self - Boston Red Sox Manager Self - Boston Red Sox Manager   See fewer
1
Carl Yastrzemski
Self - Boston Red Sox First Baseman Self - Boston Red Sox First Baseman   See fewer
1
Fred Lynn
Self - Boston Red Sox Center Fielder Self - Boston Red Sox Center Fielder   See fewer
1
Al Hrabosky
Self - Kansas City Royals Pitcher Self - Kansas City Royals Pitcher   See fewer
1
Luis Tiant
Self - Boston Red Sox Pitcher Self - Boston Red Sox Pitcher   See fewer
1
Pete LaCock
Self - Kansas City Royals Pinch Hitter Self - Kansas City Royals Pinch Hitter   See fewer
1
Jerry Remy
Self - Boston Red Sox Second Baseman Self - Boston Red Sox Second Baseman   See fewer
1
Bernie Carbo
Self - Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter Self - Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter   See fewer
1
Carlton Fisk
Self - Boston Red Sox Catcher Self - Boston Red Sox Catcher   See fewer
1
Darrell Porter
Self - Kansas City Royals Catcher Self - Kansas City Royals Catcher   See fewer
1
Whitey Herzog
Self - Kansas City Royals Manager Self - Kansas City Royals Manager   See fewer
1
Bob Stanley
Self - Boston Red Sox Pitcher Self - Boston Red Sox Pitcher   See fewer
1
Tom Poquette
Self - Kansas City Royals Left Fielder Self - Kansas City Royals Left Fielder   See fewer
1
Joe Lahoud
Self - Kansas City Royals Pinch Hitter Self - Kansas City Royals Pinch Hitter   See fewer
1
Clint Hurdle
Self - Kansas City Royals First Baseman Self - Kansas City Royals First Baseman   See fewer
1
Al Cowens
Self - Kansas City Royals Right Fielder Self - Kansas City Royals Right Fielder   See fewer
1
Rick Burleson
Self - Boston Red Sox Shortstop Self - Boston Red Sox Shortstop   See fewer
1
Dennis Leonard
Self - Kansas City Royals Pitcher Self - Kansas City Royals Pitcher   See fewer
1
Hal McRae
Self - Kansas City Royals Designated Hitter Self - Kansas City Royals Designated Hitter   See fewer
1
Jerry Terrell
Self - Kansas City Royals Third Baseman Self - Kansas City Royals Third Baseman   See fewer
1
Butch Hobson
Self - Boston Red Sox Third Baseman Self - Boston Red Sox Third Baseman   See fewer
1
Frank White
Self - Kansas City Royals Second Baseman Self - Kansas City Royals Second Baseman   See fewer
1
Bob Bailey
Self - Boston Red Sox Pinch Hitter Self - Boston Red Sox Pinch Hitter   See fewer
1
Amos Otis
Self - Kansas City Royals Center Fielder Self - Kansas City Royals Center Fielder   See fewer
1
Freddie Patek
Self - Kansas City Royals Shortstop Self - Kansas City Royals Shortstop   See fewer
1
Wade Boggs
Self - Boston Red Sox Third Baseman Self - Boston Red Sox Third Baseman   See fewer
1
Brady Anderson
Self - Boston Red Sox Right Fielder Self - Boston Red Sox Right Fielder   See fewer
1
Glenn Braggs
Self - Milwaukee Brewers Right Fielder Self - Milwaukee Brewers Right Fielder   See fewer
1
Rob Deer
Self - Milwaukee Brewers Left Fielder Self - Milwaukee Brewers Left Fielder   See fewer
1
Dan Plesac
Self - Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Self - Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher   See fewer
1
Odell Jones
Self - Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Self - Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher   See fewer
1
Joey Meyer
Self - Milwaukee Brewers Designated Hitter Self - Milwaukee Brewers Designated Hitter   See fewer
1
John McNamara
Self - Boston Red Sox Manager Self - Boston Red Sox Manager   See fewer
1
Paul Molitor
Self - Milwaukee Brewers Third Baseman Self - Milwaukee Brewers Third Baseman   See fewer
1
Rick Cerone
Self - Boston Red Sox Catcher Self - Boston Red Sox Catcher   See fewer
1
Bruce Hurst
Self - Boston Red Sox Pitcher Self - Boston Red Sox Pitcher   See fewer
1
Greg Brock
Self - Milwaukee Brewers First Baseman Self - Milwaukee Brewers First Baseman   See fewer
1
Tom Trebelhorn
Self - Milwaukee Brewers Manager Self - Milwaukee Brewers Manager   See fewer
1
Jim Gantner
Self - Milwaukee Brewers Second Baseman Self - Milwaukee Brewers Second Baseman   See fewer
1
Marty Barrett
Self - Boston Red Sox Second Baseman Self - Boston Red Sox Second Baseman   See fewer
1
Bill Wegman
Self - Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Self - Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher   See fewer
1
Chuck Crim
Self - Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Self - Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher   See fewer
1
Bill Schroeder
Self - Milwaukee Brewers Catcher Self - Milwaukee Brewers Catcher   See fewer
1
Spike Owen
Self - Boston Red Sox Shortstop Self - Boston Red Sox Shortstop   See fewer
1
Ellis Burks
Self - Boston Red Sox Center Fielder Self - Boston Red Sox Center Fielder   See fewer
1
Dale Sveum
Self - Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Self - Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop   See fewer
1
Robin Yount
Self - Milwaukee Brewers Center Fielder Self - Milwaukee Brewers Center Fielder   See fewer
1
Mike Greenwell
Self - Boston Red Sox Left Fielder Self - Boston Red Sox Left Fielder   See fewer
1
Mark Clear
Self - Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Self - Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher   See fewer
1
Al Michaels
Self (1976-1988) Self (1976-1988)   See fewer
Keith Jackson
Self (1976-1982) Self (1976-1982)   See fewer
Howard Cosell
Self (1976-1985) Self (1976-1985)   See fewer
Bill White
Self (1976-1979) Self (1976-1979)   See fewer
Bob Gibson
Self (1976-1977) Self (1976-1977)   See fewer
Norm Cash
Self (1976) Self (1976)   See fewer
Jim Lampley
Self (1977-1979) Self (1977-1979)   See fewer
Don Drysdale
Self (1978-1986) Self (1978-1986)   See fewer
Lou Brock
Self (1980) Self (1980)   See fewer
Steve Stone
Self (1982-1983) Self (1982-1983)   See fewer
Earl Weaver
Self (1983-1984) Self (1983-1984)   See fewer
Jim Palmer
Self (1984-1988) Self (1984-1988)   See fewer
Tim McCarver
Self (1984-1988) Self (1984-1988)   See fewer
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