Legendary MLB Describers Doucet and Castiglione Inducted into Hall of Fame

Doucet, who is 83, was part of a group of 10 finalists along with describers Joe Buck, Gary Cohen, Tom Hamilton, Ernie Johnson Sr., Ken Korach, Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, Dan Shulman and Castiglione.

Doucet was the describer of Montreal Expos games starting in 1969, the Montreal team’s first season in Major Baseball. After covering approximately one match per week, the man who covered club activities for the daily newspaper La Presse made the jump behind the microphone full-time in 1972 until leaving the club in 2004.

He described more than 5,500 matches during his glorious career, including Dennis Martinez’s perfect match on July 28, 1991.

From 2012 to 2022, Doucet also described Toronto Blue Jays games for the TVA Sports channel, in addition to having been the voice of the Quebec Capitales for a few seasons.

He was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame this summer, after being elected in February 2020.

Castiglione, who will be honored July 20 in Cooperstown, has described Red Sox games for 41 years now. The 76-year-old described four World Series victories for the Red Sox after their 86-year drought, in addition to Roger Clemens’ two 20-strikeout games with the team.

The American also described the meetings of the Cleveland Guardians and the Milwaukee Brewers at the turn of the 1980s, before describing the meetings of the Red Sox starting in 1983.

With the Associated Press.

2023-12-07 01:26:58
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