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Media Profile: Mets Play-By-Play Broadcaster Gary Cohen

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

In the spirit of full disclosure, I grew up as an aspiring broadcaster and a New York Mets enthusiast.  I suppose those two qualities went hand-in-hand given the Mets' radio crew in the '90s.

Gary Cohen was brought to WFAN as the heir apparent to Bob Murphy.  For comparison, think Vin Scully coming to the Dodgers to work with Red Barber or, more recently, Tom McCarthy coming to the Phillies to work with the late Harry Kalas.

But you don't fill a giant's shoes; you merely walk where he once ran.

Alongside the man who had called Mets games since the team's inception in 1962, including two World Series titles, Cohen quickly became a respected radio voice in New York—no easy feat given the med...

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