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Howie Rose
Born Howard Rose
1954
Occupation Sportscaster

Howard Rose (born 1954) is an American sportscaster. He is currently the radio voice of the New York Mets on WFAN, and the television and radio announcer for the New York Islanders on MSG Plus, WMJC-FM (nights), and WHLI (days).

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Early life and career

Rose was born in Brooklyn and grew up a Mets and Rangers fan. He graduated from Queens College in 1975.[1] He also attended Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Bayside, Queens. Rose started his career doing sports updates on New York City based SportsPhone (owned by Phone Programs) in the mid '70s.

New York Mets

Rose, who has done Mets play-by-play on radio or television since 1995, utters his catch phrase, "Put it in the books" after a Mets victory; when he uses the phrasing "and the Mets are leading by a score of __ to __" he uses the same diction as original Mets 'caster Lindsey Nelson. He previously hosted the "Mets Extra" pre- and post-game shows.

He worked the television booth until the retirement of long-time Mets radio voice Bob Murphy. Rose took Murphy's spot alongside Gary Cohen on WFAN. Cohen became the play-by-play broadcaster on new Mets network SportsNet New York for the 2006 season, and Rose shared the radio booth with partner Tom McCarthy and producer/engineer Chris Majkowski. In 2008, Wayne Hagin replaced McCarthy.

New York Islanders

Rose is also the play-by-play announcer for Islanders telecasts where he now works alongside Billy Jaffe. Beginning with the 2009-10 NHL season, Rose's work will be simulcast on radio as well. Rose replaced Jiggs McDonald on Islanders broadcasts in 1995 and was previously partnered with Ed Westfall and Joe Micheletti.

New York Rangers

Prior to the Islanders, Rose worked as a play-by-play radio announcer for the New York Rangers, and was paired mainly with Sal Messina. He is most recognized by Rangers fans for his call of "Matteau! Matteau! Matteau!" made when Stephane Matteau scored the game-winning goal in double-overtime of Game 7 of the 1994 NHL Eastern Conference Finals against the New Jersey Devils.

Other career roles

Rose was the original prime-time host on WFAN when the station went all-sports in 1987, hosting the program until 1995. Rose occasionally worked games for Fox NHL Saturday in the mid-'90s, and currently for Fox Saturday Baseball.

Most memorable calls

Baseball

Lopez wants it away, and it's hit deep to left center, Andruw Jones on the run, this one has a chance... home run!, Mike Piazza!, and the Mets lead 3 to 2!
Willingham, waiting in the batters box, Wagner ready, the 1–0 pitch, swing and fly ball to left, Floyd under it, he's there, put it in the books, The New York Mets have won the 2006 National League Eastern Division Championship and the party is under way.
  • 2006 NLDS Winner
Swing and a fly ball to right, Green under it.....in foul ground..makes the catch!...Put it in the books!..The Mets are gonna play for the pennant!
  • Tom Glavine winning his 300th game
Ground ball to Gotay, throws on to first... Put it in the history books!...Tom Glavine has won his 300th game.

Hockey

  • 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, Stephane Matteau's Game winning goal:
Fetisov for the Devils plays it cross-ice, into the far corner. Matteau swoops in to intercept. Matteau behind the net, swings it in front. He scores! Matteau! Matteau! Matteau! Stephane Matteau! and the Rangers have one more hill to climb, baby, but it's Mount Vancouver! The Rangers are headed to the Finals!

Shawn Bates Penalty Shot

The Islanders have had 2 penalty shots in Stanley Cup playoff history, here is number 3. Bates against Joseph ......Bates in on goal ....he shoots, He scores! Consider that for a franchise loaded with memorable postseason moments, you have just witnessed one of the most memorable. A penalty shot goal by Shawn Bates to give the Islanders a 4–3 lead with 2 minutes and 30 seconds left in regulation time.
Bergeron fires it in front, it's loose, they pound away, Park with a shot, blocked, rebound...Scores! Richard Park! It's Long Island South here in East Rutherford!
When Richard Park scored the first goal of a win-and-in game for the Islanders against the Devils at Continential Airlines Arena.

Many fans had traveled down from Long Island to see the game-because of the importance of the game. The Islanders would go on to win in a shootout.

Every shot Wade Dubielewicz has ever seen comes down to this confrontation, Sergei Brylin in on goal, Dubielewicz stops him! The New York Islanders are heading to the Stanley Cup Playoffs...in as dramatic a fashion as you could envision!
From the same game when Wade Dubielewicz, filling in for the injured Rick DiPietro, stopped Brylin to go to the playoffs.

Mark Eaton of the defending Stanley Cup Champion Penguins is penalized 2 minutes for hooking. Rose sets up this 2nd period power play for the Isles:

Streit, Okposo, Tavares, Moulson and Hunter... Hunter for Moulson, it hopped over his stick, Moulson got it back, couldn't control, then they SCORE! It's Tavares! John Tavares picked up the loose puck, and fires home his first National Hockey League goal! A power play goal, and the Islanders lead it 2 to 1! How about THAT for fast hands?

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