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Mets Broadcaster Howie Rose To Be Inducted To NY Baseball Hall Of Fame

August 14, 2019 - 5:44 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — WCBS 880 Mets play-by-play broadcaster Howie Rose is heading to the Hall of Fame.

Entercom announced late Wednesday that Rose has been selected to the 2019 class of the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame, which honors players, executives, broadcasters, team staff and other influential members in baseball in the state.

"Howie is an iconic voice for the New York Mets franchise and has served as a stalwart for the team's coverage for over three decades," said Susan Larkin, Entercom’s New York regional president and market manager. "This distinguished honor further cements Howie's stature in the sports broadcasting industry and we're proud that he is part of our team."

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Rose has served as lead play-by-play broadcaster for Mets baseball since 2006 on sister station WFAN and WOR in New York. He also had a previous stint with WFAN from 1987 to 1995, holding various roles, including play-by-play broadcaster for New York Rangers hockey games.

He previously was the television play-by-play announcer for the Mets on Fox Sports New York from 1996 to 2003.

"Howie is certainly one of the very best announcers in sports history," said Rene M. LeRoux, executive director for the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame. "His record of broadcast excellence in multiple sports is well documented."

Among those who will also be inducted are former Mets pitcher and broadcaster Ron Darling, former Met Art Shamsky and former Yankees catcher Thurman Munson.

"I'd like to thank the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame for including me in an impressive group of inductees this year," said Rose. "I'm honored to be part of a collection of some of the biggest names in baseball history."

Rose will be honored at an induction ceremony on Nov. 3 in Troy, New York.

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