The one-time substitute for the legendary Yankee Stadium public address announcer Bob Sheppard and analyst for New York Yankees telecasts on WWOR-TV Channel 9, Ed Randall’s name is nationally recognized and known to the world as synonymous with baseball, held in the highest esteem as one of the game’s foremost authorities by cultivating a winning national broadcasting career. Called one of the patron saints of baseball, an evangelist for the game, he is considered one of the nation’s preeminent baseball interviewers on television and radio, which attests to his regular appearances as a valued contributor on ESPN Classic’s anthology shows and now, on the MLB Network.
In March of 2002, Ed began hosting the only weekly radio show in the #1 media market devoted entirely to baseball, ED RANDALL’S TALKING BASEBALL, on the local ESPN Radio affiliate. The wind in the sails of his career, the critically-acclaimed television series, ED RANDALL’S TALKING BASEBALL, developed an enviable heritage of journalism, the result of more than 500 compelling interviews with the Who’s Who of baseball.
The program aired on various regional sports networks across the country and was seen locally in New York on the MSG Network. He entertains a national audience on the MLB Home Plate Channel of Sirius/XM Radio Channel 89 where he hosts a baseball nostalgia show, REMEMBER WHEN, Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. He was inducted into the All Hallows High School Hall of Fame in the Bronx and is a distinguished alumnus of Fordham University where he serves on the Fordham College Alumni Board.
His real privilege is not sitting in front of a microphone but using the influence and resources that his talent and profession have brought him to impact, enrich and elevate the spirits of others. There is a famous saying: “Service to others is the rent we pay on Earth.” He has taken the Jesuit message of “men and women for others” to heart.
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