Mar. 22nd, 1952
Queens, New York, USA
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TV sportscaster known as a smart interviewer with encyclopedic knowledge and a devilish sense of humor.
- In 2000, published his first book, 'Fair Ball: A Fan's Case For Baseball.'
- Graduated Commack High School South, Class of '70 The first class to graduate from that school.
- First full-time sportscasting job came at age 22 with the American Basketball Association's Spirits of St. Louis, calling games on radio station KMOX.
- Attended Syracuse University in New York.
- Costas has won four National Sportcaster of the Year awards (from the National Sportcaster and Sportswriter Association) and three Emmy Awards for outstanding sports announcing.
- For his fortieth birthday, Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa allowed him to manage the club during a spring training game.
- The first time he visited baseball legend Stan Musial's St. Louis eatery, left a $3.31 tip in homage to the Cardinal great's lifetime batting average (.331).
- Ranked #6 by the American Sportscasters Association in its list of the Top 50 Sportscasters of All-Time (January 2009).