Sean McDonough

Born May 13, 1962

Sean McDonough is an American sportscaster, currently employed by ESPN.

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1962 Birth Born on May 13, 1962.


1982 20 Years Old It was in Syracuse where McDonough began his broadcasting career in 1982 as the play-by-play announcer for the Syracuse Chiefs of the International League. … Read More
1984 22 Years Old He was a sideline reporter from 1984 - 85, and a play-by-play announcer from 1986 - 87.
1990 28 Years Old He began work for CBS Sports in 1990, where he broadcast college basketball (including 10 NCAA tournaments), college football (including the prestigious Orange Bowl game), the College World Series, the NFL, US Open tennis, three Winter Olympics (bobsled and luge in 1992 and 1994 and ice hockey in 1998), and golf (including four Masters and PGA Championships).


Outside of New England, he is probably best remembered for his time as CBS's lead baseball announcer, a role in which he was teamed with Tim McCarver. In 1992, at the age of 30, he became the youngest man to announce the national broadcast (and all nine innings of all of the games played) of the World Series. … Read More
1993 31 Years Old A year later, McDonough called Joe Carter's dramatic 1993 World Series ending home run off Mitch Williams of the Philadelphia Phillies: Well-hit down the left-field line! … Read More
1998 36 Years Old In 1998, McDonough—with Raftery at his side—called one of the great buzzer-beaters in NCAA Tournament history, as Connecticut defeated Washington in the East Regional Semifinals on a last-second shot by Richard Hamilton. … Read More
1999 37 Years Old In December 1999, CBS Sports President Sean McManus informed McDonough that his contract wouldn't be renewed. … Read More


2009 47 Years Old It was McDonough calling the play-by-play on March 12, 2009 on ESPN between UConn and Syracuse which went into 6 overtimes, becoming the longest game in Big East history clocking 3 hours and 46 minutes. … Read More
2010 48 Years Old He has also contributed to ESPN's coverage of the U.S. Open and British Open golf tournaments, and called the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championships Final Four alongside Quint Kessenich.
2011 49 Years Old On September 28, 2011, McDonough called the nationally televised game in which the Baltimore Orioles came back to defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 after Boston closer Jonathon Papelbon came within one strike of closing the game. … Read More


2013 51 Years Old Starting in 2013, McDonough started play-by-play work for the NFL on ESPN Radio. … Read More
2016 54 Years Old McDonough was named lead play-by-play announcer for Monday Night Football (succeeding Mike Tirico, who departed for NBC Sports) beginning in the 2016 season. … Read More
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