Gary Cohen Biography
Gary Cohen(born April 29, 1958) is an American sportscaster, best known as a radio and television play-by-play announcer for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.
Cohen currently calls Mets broadcasts for SportsNet New York and WPIXand Seton Hall basketball games on WNYM. He is known for his baritone voice and his signature calls, most notably “It’s outta here!” for when a player hits a home run.
Gary Cohen Age
Cohen was born on April 29, 1958, in Queens, New York.
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Gary Cohen Education
Cohen graduated with a political science degree in 1981 from Columbia University, where he began his broadcasting career with WKCR Sports. While at Columbia, he announced soccer games with future president adviser and Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos.
Gary Cohen Relationship | Marriage
Cohen resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He is married to Lynn Cohen and has five children.
Gary Cohen Career
Cohen graduated with a political science degree in 1981 from Columbia University, where he began his broadcasting career with WKCR Sports. While at Columbia, he announced soccer games with future presidential adviser and Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos.
Prior to joining the Mets’ broadcast team in 1989, Cohen worked as the voice of the minor league Spartanburg Spinners (1983–1984), Durham Bulls (1986), and Pawtucket Red Sox (1987–1988).
He also called ice hockey and basketball games for Providence College from 1988 to 1989, and football for Brown University in 1987. Along with his work with the Mets, Cohen has also called postseason MLB games for ESPN Radio and CBS Radio.
In addition to his baseball duties, Cohen has called men’s college basketball games for many years, starting with his duties with St. John’s on WFAN, for which he broadcast from 1995 to 2002.
Following WFAN’s loss of the radio rights to St. John’s games, Cohen began broadcasting Seton Hall games, which he continues to do to this day. He also served as a backup announcer on New York Rangers radio broadcasts, called Olympic hockey at 1992, 1994, and 1998 Winter Olympics, and NCAA tournament games for Westwood One on multiple occasions.
Cohen has called many notable moments in Mets history, such as Todd Pratt’s walk-off home run in Game 4 of the 1999 NLDS that won the Mets the series, Robin Ventura’s “grand slam single” in Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS, Benny Agbayani’s walk-off home run in Game 3 of the 2000 NLDS, the Mets winning the 2000 NLCS to advance to the World Series.
Endy Chavez’s home run-robbing catch in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS, Johan Santana’s no-hitter on June 1, 2012, the first in Mets history, Wilmer Flores’ walk-off home run against the Washington Nationals on July 31, 2015, the Mets’ win against the Cincinnati Reds.
On September 26, 2015 to clinch the National League East, Bartolo Colón’s first Major League Baseball home run on May 7, 2016, at which he became the oldest MLB player in history to hit his first home run, and Asdrúbal Cabrera winning an extra-inning game for the Mets to keep them in an eventually successful playoff run.
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