Hockey announcer Doc Emrick once called a college baseball game featuring Thurman Munson
It's pretty difficult to imagine Mike "Doc" Emrick in any situation other than calling a hockey game. He's already in the Hockey Hall of Fame, and the vocabulary he uses during broadcasts is newsworthy and soundboard-worthy. But this spring, the life-long Pirates fan will try his hand at calling a ballgame.
The Pirates Spring Training game he ends up calling won't be Emrick's first baseball game, either. He's announced only one other, but it was pretty good practice. Emrick told the story to reporters at Pirates camp:
So, Emrick's sole baseball game featured a future AL MVP and almost featured a future AL Cy Young Award winner. That's not a bad precedent -- especially considering the game he calls will very likely feature at least one former NL MVP.
If he keeps this up, maybe one day baseball will have its own 150 of Emrick's words.