Mets Broadcaster Howie Rose Inducted Into New York Baseball Hall Of Fame

Howie Rose
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By WCBS Newsradio 880

TROY, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — Mets play-by-play broadcaster Howie Rose has been inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame in a very impressive 2019 class of inductees.

Rose along with former Mets pitcher and broadcaster Ron Darling, former Met Art Shamsky, former Yankees catcher Thurman Munson, former Yankees pitcher Ron Guidry, sportscaster Bob Costas, former Yankees outfielder and broadcaster Bobby Murcer, and Bill Madden from the Daily News were among those honored during a ceremony Sunday in Troy.

During his speech, Rose honored the great Mets broadcasters who came before him, namely Bob Murphy and Ralph Kiner — both of whom he worked with. He also mentioned Tom Seaver who he did some TV with. 

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

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.

Rose counts Mike Piazza's post-9/11 homer and Johan Santana's no-hitter as his favorite Mets moments to call.

The New York State Baseball Hall of Fame honors players, executives, broadcasters, team staff and other influential members in baseball in the state.