The latest #WNSTSweet16 is a laughing matter

March 25, 2014 | Luke Jones

The latest #WNSTSweet16 is a laughing matter

11. John Lowenstein

Many fondly remember his work as an analyst for Orioles games on Home Team Sports, but the Orioles outfielder’s signature moment came in a 1980 game after he was hit on the back of the head with a thrown ball while sliding into second base.

Appearing to be seriously hurt, Lowenstein was being carried off the field on a stretcher before he dramatically sat up and raised his arms in celebration as the Orioles had scored the go-ahead run on the play. “Brother Lo” would provide many more memories calling games with former broadcast partner Mel Proctor after his playing days were over.

Lowenstein’s broadcasting humor was popular with fans and the decision to part ways with him prior to the 1996 season is still criticized to this day as he severed ties with the organization.

Lowenstein

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  1. Sam Says:

    Great work Luke. Actually was a great list and you didn’t miss a name. IMO.

  2. chris Says:

    Luke,
    GREAT job. I dont think anyone in their right mind would complain about this list. Watching the letterman clips with Art Donovan took me back. Holy Moly he was funny.

    On a side note, what do you think the back lash would be today if a player (just because he was also on the list, we’ll say Terell Suggs) went on a late night talk show and talked about a jewish guy beating him out in college and then making the reference to “those guys are supposed to be lawyers and doctors? It makes me wish we could go back to the 80′s and 90′s when people didnt get bent out of shape about everything.

    (L.J. – Thanks, Chris. I was thinking the same exact thing when I heard that portion of the clip. It was definitely a different era.)

  3. Phil Says:

    Nice job! I still get chills listening to the Decinces homerun call…seems like it was yesterday for a lifelong Oriooo’s fan as Eckman would say.

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