|Tips: Suzyn Waldman: Yankee Announcer and Pioneer|
|Posted on Thursday, March 31 @ 11:24:45 PST |
Suzyn Waldman's road to becoming Yankee announcer is filled with many obstacles from being screamed at, spat at cursed by baseball players to having her work sabotaged. Yet as a Jew and a Woman she persevered.
Waldman was a raised in a Reform Jewish environment. She attended Sunday school and went to temple. She has a clause in her contract
She broke through sexist barriers that kept women from covering men’s sports. She was the first woman reporter on WFAN, the all-sports talk radio network based in New York, and the first woman to do play-by-play on a Yankees television broadcast when she called games for WPIX and the MSG network in the mid-1990s. Now, she will be the first woman to become a full-time color commentator in Major League Baseball history.
In between she starred on Broadway, including a role as Dulcinea in “Man of La Mancha,” and overcame breast.
Read her remarkable story at A Voice For The Ages.
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