42 Facts About Matt Vasgersian


Matt Vasgersian is an American sportscaster and television host.

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Matt Vasgersian formerly called play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers and the San Diego Padres.

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Matt Vasgersian was born in Berkeley, California, and raised in nearbly Moraga.

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Matt Vasgersian started his media career as a child actor, becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild at age seven.

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Matt Vasgersian appeared in an episode of The Streets of San Francisco and the movie The Candidate starring Robert Redford, which was filmed mostly in Berkeley, California.

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Matt Vasgersian graduated from Campolindo High School in Moraga and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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Matt Vasgersian appeared as a contestant on Supermarket Sweep, where Vasgersian and his partner won the Big Sweep but not the $5,000 grand prize.

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Matt Vasgersian has worked in baseball since 1991, starting with a six-year stint in the Minor Leagues as a play-by-play announcer.

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Matt Vasgersian began his career as a sportscaster with the Chicago Cubs Rookie league affiliate in Huntington, West Virginia on radio station WKEE-AM 800 and was the voice of the High Desert Mavericks on radio station KAPL.

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Matt Vasgersian was 29 years old when he became the play-by-play voice for the Milwaukee Brewers where he worked from 1997 through 2001.

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Matt Vasgersian later worked in the same role for the San Diego Padres from 2002 through 2008.

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Matt Vasgersian was with the Padres for seven seasons when it was announced he would be joining MLB Network.

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Later that week, it was reported that Matt Vasgersian had signed a deal with MLB Network to become the network's first studio host.

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Matt Vasgersian called Game 2 of the 2012 ALDS between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics on October 7.

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From 2012 to 2014, when he hosted Fox's MLB pregame, Matt Vasgersian did not host programming on MLB Network during the All-Star Game and the postseason.

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Matt Vasgersian became a co-host, with Lauren Shehadi and Mark DeRosa, of MLB Network's show MLB Central, which debuted on April 6,2015.

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Matt Vasgersian was later replaced on that program by Robert Flores.

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Matt Vasgersian did commentary for MLB Network's coverage of the All-Star Game in 2015.

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On January 23,2018, it was announced that Matt Vasgersian would become the new play-by-play voice for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball beginning in the 2018 season, teaming with Alex Rodriguez, while continuing his role at MLB Network.

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Matt Vasgersian succeeded Dan Shulman, who moved to Sportsnet to call Toronto Blue Jays games for the 2019 season.

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On October 6,2021, Matt Vasgersian left ESPN to focus on his other roles with MLB Network and on Angels' regional telecasts.

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On March 11,2021, it was announced that Matt Vasgersian would become the new play-by-play voice for the Los Angeles Angels' telecasts on Bally Sports West, taking over for former broadcaster Victor Rojas who left to pursue a front-office career.

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Matt Vasgersian joined a three-man booth with Jose Mota and Mark Gubicza, while continuing his roles on MLB Network.

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Daron Sutton was selected as the backup play-by-play announcer for games Matt Vasgersian was unable to call due to his obligations to the national networks.

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Matt Vasgersian returned to the Angels' booth for the 2022 season alongside Gubicza and new sideline reporter Erica Weston with more availability due to his October 2021 departure from ESPN.

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Matt Vasgersian will call most of his Angels broadcasts remotely from the MLB Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, as he did in 2021.

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Matt Vasgersian first gained national exposure doing play-by-play for the XFL in 2001.

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At NBC's behest, Matt Vasgersian returned to the first team broadcast halfway through the season.

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Matt Vasgersian has hosted several TV shows, including the game show Sports Geniuses, Game Show Network's World Series of Blackjack, and Celebrity Blackjack, the National Heads-Up Poker Championship on NBC and the first season grand final of Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament.

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Matt Vasgersian has emceed various sports specials and other programs, such as the International World Championships of Rock Paper Scissors.

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Matt Vasgersian called USC Trojans men's basketball for FSN West from 2004 to 2006.

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Matt Vasgersian has worked on an Ultimate Fighting Championship broadcast, filling in for Mike Goldberg, the usual announcer.

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Goldberg was working on Fox Sports Net's college football telecast on the night of UFC 56, so Matt Vasgersian provided play-by-play alongside regular color commentator Joe Rogan.

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Matt Vasgersian was the commentator in every installment of MLB: The Show since its debut in 2006 until his last appearance in MLB The Show 21.

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Matt Vasgersian worked with Dave Campbell, Rex Hudler, Eric Karros, Steve Lyons, Harold Reynolds, Dan Plesac and Mark DeRosa.

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Matt Vasgersian was replaced by Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton for MLB The Show 22.

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Matt Vasgersian has contributed to NBC Sports' coverage of several Olympic Games, calling baseball and softball in the 2004 Summer Games, ski jumping in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Games, and freestyle skiing in the 2014 Winter Games.

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Matt Vasgersian hosted the 2008 Summer Games coverage on USA Network.

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Matt Vasgersian's affiliation with the Dave and Carole Morning Show led him to a side career in music as he performed regularly as a lead vocalist with kb'smidlifecrisis, a rock band fronted by Dave and Carole sidekick Kevin "KB" Brandt.

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Matt Vasgersian was the host of the MLB on Fox pregame show from 2012 to 2014, before he was replaced by Kevin Burkhardt after the 2013 season.

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Matt Vasgersian is a recurring satirical commentator for Hamish and Andy's Gap Year.

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Matt Vasgersian is the play-by-play voice for MLB International replacing Gary Thorne starting with the 2015 MLB All-Star Game and the World Series for Canadian and overseas fans.

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