Costas, Michaels To Call First Game Together
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(CBS) Bob Costas and Al Michaels are two of the most legendary broadcasters ever. But would you believe they have never called a game together?
That will change Friday, July 8 when Costas and Michaels call the New York Mets at San Francisco Giants game on MLB Network.
The all-baseball network made the announcement Wednesday, adding that Mets announcers Gary Cohen and Ron Darling and Giants announcers Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow will make a special appearance during the middle innings, while Costas and Michaels jump on SNY and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
Both Costas and Michaels currently work for NBC, but naturally, because they both handle play-by-play duties, the two have never called a game together. They both called games during the 1995 World Series when ABC and NBC split the rights to the games, but they never handled the same game together. 1995 was the last time Michaels called a baseball game.
Michaels has called eight World Series in his career including Game 3 of the 1989 World Series, which was infamously interrupted by an earthquake.
Costas currently broadcasts baseball games for MLB Network.