By: Michael Ganci

50 Shades of Gary Cohen


In honor of the release of 50 Shades of Grey, I thought it would only be appropriate to honor the Mets great broadcaster Gary Cohen with 50 Shades of Gary.

Here are some (not 50) fun facts about Gary you may or not have known. Enjoy.

  1. Cohen serves as the play-by-play voice for Seton Hall Basketball.
  2. In 2003, Cohen became the lead radio voice for the Mets following Bob Murphy’s retirement.
  3. While at Columbia University, Cohen announced soccer games with future presidential adviser and Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos.
  4. Cohen has five children with his wife Lynn.
  5. Cohen has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.
  6. Prior to joining the Mets’ broadcast team in 1989, Cohen worked as the voice of the minor league Spartanburg Spinners (1983–1984), Durham Bulls (1986) and Pawtucket Red Sox (1987–1988).
  7. Because of their popularity, Lynn Cohen, along with Gary and Keith and Ron, have created a website where the net profits from the merchandise sold by the website goes to different charities.
  8. On June 1, 2012, Cohen called the first no-hitter in Mets history, thrown by Johan Santana.
  9. It was announced on Nov. 9, 2005, that Cohen would become the play-by-play announcer for the new Mets cable television network SNY. As part of the agreement, Cohen also calls about 25 Mets games per year on WPIX along with analysts Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez.
  10. In October 2006, during the Mets’ postseason run, Cohen returned to the WFAN booth with Howie Rose and Tom McCarthy for a couple of innings each game in the playoffs; he was behind the microphone for Endy Chávez’s miraculous catch in Game 7 of the NLCS, which the Mets lost.
  11. Cohen has called Olympic hockey at the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics, and NCAA tournament games for Westwood One on multiple occasions.
  12. Cohen did football play-by-play for Brown University in 1987.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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