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Little Known Legends of Sports

1X Daily Short-From Feature Capturing the BEST Little Known Legends of Sports!

Sports 1 Minute

About the show

Daily one-minute feature offering amusing trivia and oddities from sports. Everything from baseball, basketball, football to wrestling, these are the stories that helped to shape the sports world.

Hosted by Matt Vasgersian, MLB NETWORK anchor and lead play-by-play announcer.

Accompanied by a script for localization or for web content.

Matt Vasgersian

Matt Vasgersian

Matt Vasgersian is an MLB Network play-by-play announcer and studio host where he regularly appears on MLB Network Showcase, MLB Tonight, Hot Stove, Quick Pitch as well as special event coverage and feature programming like MLB Network’s Baseball IQ. Prior to joining MLB Network, Matt was the Padres’ lead play-by-play announcer for seven years. Vasgersian previously manned the Brewers’ broadcast booth for five seasons after spending six years in the Minor Leagues.

Vasgersian enjoys a longstanding national role with the award-winning NBC Sports Olympic broadcast team, most recently handling play-by-play duties in ski-jumping for the 2010 Vancouver Games, which he also handled in 2006 in Torino. Vasgersian anchored daily studio coverage for the 2008 Beijing Games as well as play-by-play for baseball and softball in Athens in 2004. Vasgersian hosted The National Heads-UP Poker Championship for five years at NBC, as well as the Sun America Sports Desk, Poker Superstars and the 2001 Toyota Gator Bowl.

In addition to his work for MLB Network and NBC, Matt has been the lead play-by-play voice for Sony Playstation’s MLB The Show since 2005.

An accomplished broadcaster on the national level, Vasgersian enjoyed a full-time profile with FOX Sports that included play-by-play duties with FOX Saturday baseball and FOX NFL Sunday. Matt’s football seasons have culminated with calling the FedEx Orange Bowl and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

A 1989 graduate of the University of Southern California, Vasgersian began his baseball career in 1991 in Huntington, W.V., with the short-season Single-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. His ascent through the minors covered a stop at every level of baseball including a Single-A campaign with the Padres in 1992 (High Desert). Vasgersian moved on to Double-A El Paso (Brewers) in 1993-94, Triple-A Syracuse (Blue Jays) in 1995 and Triple-A Tucson (Astros) in 1996. During the 1995 season, he handled play-by-play on ESPN2’s Minor League game of the week, Baseball Across America.

Vasgersian also lists among his national credits play-by-play with FOX Sports Net’s Baseball Thursday and FX’s Baseball Saturday Night, Sports Geniuses, a nightly sports trivia show on FOX Sports Net, Celebrity Blackjack on GSN, and three seasons teaming with NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor on FX’s Toughman World Championship Series. From 2004-06, Vasgersian returned to his alma mater, handling play-by-play for USC Trojans Basketball on FSN West.

Matt’s annual charity Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament last year drew a field of over 300 players and celebrities and benefited Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs in Solana Beach and the San Diego County Fallen Officers Fund. In recent years, Matt’s tournament has benefited a program training service animals for people with disabilities and the San Diego County Fallen Officers Fund.

Key Specifications

Delivery AIM - Mr. Master
Length 1 Minute
Format Sports

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