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Spencer Ross
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Nationality American
Alma mater Florida State University
Occupation Sports broadcaster

Spencer Ross is an American sportscaster. With the exception of the New York Mets, Ross has called play-by-play for every professional New York metropolitan area sports franchise, including the Yankees of MLB, the Nets and Knicks of the NBA, and Jets and Giants of the NFL. He has also called games for the Americans of the ABA and, in the NHL, for the New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders and the New York Rangers. Outside of New York, he has called games for the Florida State Seminoles and Boston Celtics. Nationally, he has worked for the NFL on NBC and Major League Baseball on CBS Radio.

Ross's mentor was the legendary Marty Glickman who tutored Ross at around the same time as his better-known pupil, Marv Albert. In fact, in discussing his two star pupils (Albert & Ross), Glickman once noted that Ross was one of the best, if not the best radio play-by-player ever to call a game citing his distinctive voice and ability to make smooth transitions during game play. Further, Phil Rizzuto, one of Ross's broadcasting partners during his three-year tenure with the Yankees was once quoted as saying that Ross was "The Best Broadcaster" he had ever worked with during his illustrious career.

Indeed, Ross is a legend in the New York area and is well-known as one of the "good guys" in the business who does not work for the fame, but for the love of his work. Ross is also known for recording his first and only single, "Tracy's Theme", which reached #13 on the U.S. Pop chart.

Ross attended Florida State University on a basketball scholarship and, while there, called baseball and basketball games for the Seminoles.

In 2009, he was inducted into the NYC Basketball Hall of Fame. [1]

References

  1. ^ http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_sports/do_espn_execs_really_think_this_ZIh96gypKShoYQhK93QVEK/1

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