Leading into each of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball' telecasts is Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown. Host Karl Ravech teams with analyst/former major leaguer Aaron Boone and reporter Tim Kurkjian to present fans a detailed preview of the network's exclusive, national game of the week. Highlights of the day's other games, interviews with players and managers, web gems -- the best defensive plays of the week -- and replays of all the Sunday home runs also fill the hourlong shows.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown - Chris Berman - Netflix
Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955), nicknamed Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979, joining a month after its initial launch, and hosted the network's Sunday NFL Countdown program from 1985 to 2016. He has also anchored Monday Night Countdown, U.S. Open golf, the Stanley Cup Finals, and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports. Berman calls play-by-play of select Major League Baseball games for ESPN, which included the Home Run Derby until 2016. A six-time honoree of the National Sports Media Association's “National Sportscaster of the Year” award, Berman was instrumental in establishing ESPN's lasting popularity during the network's formative years. He is well known for his various catchphrases and quirky demeanor. In January 2017, it was announced that Berman would be stepping down from several NFL-related roles at ESPN, but would be remaining at the company.
Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown - Early life - Netflix
Berman was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, the son of Peggy Shevell (née Tenenbaum), who worked as a reporter-researcher for Time magazine, and James Keliner Berman, a corporate executive vice president. Berman grew up in Irvington, New York. He was raised Jewish. During his childhood, he went to Camp Winnebago in Fayette, Maine. He enrolled at the Hackley School in 1970, and graduated Brown University in 1977 with a degree in history, where he was the sports director of the school's radio station, WBRU.
Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown - References - Netflix