Play-by-Play from the Minors

Profiles of Baseball Broadcasters from Scranton to Yakima


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About the Book

For the reader interested in learning more about working in sports—or the fan that wants a look at what those inside the radio booth go through day-to-day—this book contains the secrets and successes of minor league baseball broadcasters with a combined century of experience telling the story of America’s pastime. A host of decorated industry veterans discuss their careers, sharing tales of baseball greats from before they were famous, players who didn’t make it past Class-A, the zaniest promotional exercises to hit the market, some of small-town America’s greatest cuisine, the highs of winning a championship and the lows of being stranded on the highway for hours.

About the Author(s)

John Kocsis, Jr., is a baseball broadcaster with experience covering the West Virginia Power, Hagerstown Suns, and Columbia Fireflies. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

John Kocsis, Jr.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 208
Bibliographic Info: 13 photos, foreword, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9144-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4945-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword by Benjamin Hill 1
Preface 5
1. John Kocsis, Jr. 9
2. Adam Marco 24
3. Joe Block 40
4. Jesse ­Goldberg-Strassler 55
5. Terry Byrom 69
6. Robert Ford 83
7. Josh Whetzel 98
8. Scott Kornberg 113
9. Jay Burnham 128
10. Joshua Suchon 143
11. Zack Bayrouty 157
12. Alex Cohen 170
13. Emma Tiedemann 185
Index 197