Dan Shulman New Host of ESPN Show

Published: January 9th 2011
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Sportscaster Dan Shulman will be hosting a new ESPN show called Sunday Night Baseball alongside analysts Bobby Valentine and Orel Hershiser, a former major league baseball pitcher who won the Cy Young Award back in 1988. The show will have its debut during the 2011 Major League Baseball season.


"Dan has broad knowledge of the game, an ability to articulate baseball's analytics and a conversational tone which will bring out the best in our analysts," said Norby Williamson ESPN executive vice president, production, in a statement.  “Pairing him with Orel Hershiser, who made great contributions in the Sunday Night Baseball booth last season, and the unique opinions and fresh perspective of Bobby Valentine, will make for a dynamic Sunday Night team.”


Shulman, a restident of Thornhill, Ont., used to be the voice of ESPN’s Monday Night Baseball and and Wednesday Night Baseball.


Born in Canada, Shulman studied at The University of Western Ontario. He joined ESPN as a basketball commentator more than 15 years ago. The sportscaster called Wednesday Night Baseball telecasts between 2002 and 2007 and Monday Night Baseball starting in 2008. Shulman has also been involved with ESPN Radio. He was the play-by-play voice for MLB on the sports-based radio channel between 2002 and 2007. In 2007, Shulman also became responsible for NBA play-by-play duties. 

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