2010 Mud Hens Radio/Television WCWA 1230 AM will enter their third season as the flagship station for all 144 Toledo Mud Hens games in 2010. WFOB 1430 AM in Fostoria will carry 36 games during the 2010 season as well. All games can also be heard online at www.mudhens.com. For the 7th straight season, BCSN will serve as the television home of the Toledo Mud Hens. All 72 home games will be televised. The complete television schedule can be found on page 180. All home games are also available online for webcast (video streaming) at www.mudhens.com. Schedule subject to change.
Jim Weber (Radio/TV Play-by-Play)
Weber enters his 36th season with the Toledo Mud Hens, the longest current tenure of any announcer in the International League. He began his distinguished radio career in 1969, announcing high school football and basketball games. He has covered Bowling Green State University football and basketball events, along with appearing regularly on radio and television talk shows throughout the International League. Weber also has had the honor of announcing two Triple-A All-Star Games (Las Vegas-1990 and Toledo-2006) which were heard on over 100 U.S. stations and on Armed Forces radio. A native of Toledo, Weber resides in Perrysburg with his wife Kay. They have two daughters, Christine and Mary, and two grandchildren (Meredith & Ryan).
Frank Gilhooley (Radio Play-by-Play)
Gilhooley enters his 24rd consecutive year with the Toledo Mud Hens. A legend in Toledo broadcasting, he has over 50 years of experience in television and radio. Gilhooley previously served as the sports director at WTVG-TV 13 along with announcing several Ohio State football games. He also has the distinction of playing for the legendary Toledo Jeeps, when Gilhooley traveled with the Harlem Globetrotters for two years as a member of the opposing team. A native of Toledo, Gilhooley and his wife Lydia reside in Sylvania. He played both baseball and basketball at the University of Notre Dame. Gilhooleyâ€™s father, Frank Sr., played with the New York Yankees from 1913-18 and was a teammate of legendary slugger Babe Ruth in Boston.
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Jason Griffin (Radio/TV Play-by-Play)
Griffin enters his 11th season with the Mud Hens as Director of Public/Media Relations along with play-by-play duties on both radio and television. Griffin has 19 years of radio & television experience, most recently serving as the play-byplay voice of the Toledo Storm hockey team (ECHL) from 1998-2000. Prior to that, Griffin worked in Chicago at the “Score” sports radio as a producer and talk show host. While at the Score, he covered the 1997 World Series (Cleveland/Florida), the 1997 NBA All-Star Game, and the 1997 MLB All-Star Game. Griffin earned a degeree in Broadcast Journalism from Miami (OH) University in 1995. He lives in Ottawa Hills with his wife Jennifer and two sons (Hank & Eddie).
Bill Clark (Radio Pre & Post-Game)
Bill Clark enters his 3rd season with the Mud Hens as host of the pre-game and post-game shows for every home radio broadcast. Clark is a 1971 graduate of St. John’s Jesuit High School. Since 1993, Bill has broadcast high school games on Fox Sports Radio 1230 WCWA. Bill had the privilege of doing the play-by-play for the Michigan Wolverine’s trips to the 2004 Post-Season NIT and the 04-05 Pre-Season NIT at Madison Square Garden. Bill has also worked for the Michigan State Basketball network. This past January, he did the national radio play-by-play of the 2010 International Bowl from Toronto. Since 2008, he has been the studio host for UT Rocket football and basketball games on the Rocket Radio Network. He also does games for BCSN. Bill and his wife Carol live in Holland and have 3 married children & 5 grandchildren.
Matt Melzak (TV Play-by-Play) Matt Melzak will join the Toledo Mud Hens television broadcast team for the 2010 season following his duties as lead broadcaster with the Toledo Walleye hockey team. Matt was the Director of Communications and the voice of the Toledo Storm from 2003-2007. In 2006, Matt was selected as a member of the ECHL All-Star Game broadcast team. A native of Toledo, 33-year-old Melzak has called over 400 hockey games at different levels, including a full season as the voice of Bowling Green State University Hockey. He has also worked for BCSN since its inception calling football, baseball, and hockey telecasts. Matt has also worked for ESPN 106.5 the Ticket, and 94.5 WXKR. Matt graduated from Toledo St. Francis High School in 1994 and the University of Toledo in 1999. Matt is single and lives in Toledo.
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2010 Mud Hens Television For the 7th straight season, BCSN will serve as the television home of the Toledo Mud Hens. All 72 home games will be televised during the 2010 season. All home games are also available online for webcast (video streaming) at www.mudhens.com. Date Team Game Time Thursday, April 8 Louisville 5:30 PM Friday, April 9 Louisville 5:30 PM Saturday, April 10 Louisville 6:00 PM Sunday, April 11 Louisville 2:00 PM Monday, April 12 Indianapolis 6:30 PM Tuesday, April 13 Indianapolis 6:30 PM Thursday, April 22 Columbus 6:30 PM Friday, April 23 Columbus 7:00 PM Saturday, April 24 Columbus 6:00 PM Tuesday, April 27 Syracuse 6:30 PM Wednesday, April 28 Syracuse 6:30 PM Thursday, April 29 Syracuse 6:30 PM Friday, April 30 Syracuse 7:00 PM Saturday, May 1 Charlotte 7:00 PM Sunday, May 2 Charlotte 2:00 PM Monday, May 3 Charlotte 6:30 PM Tuesday, May 4 Charlotte 6:30 PM Friday, May 14 Indianapolis 7:00 PM Saturday, May 15 Indianapolis 7:00 PM Sunday, May 16 Indianapolis 2:00 PM Monday, May 17 Indianapolis 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 18 Durham 6:30 PM Wednesday, May 19 Durham 10:30 AM Thursday, May 20 Durham 6:30 PM Friday, May 21 Durham 7:00 PM Monday, May 31 Lehigh Valley 5:00 PM Tuesday, June 1 Lehigh Valley 7:00 PM Wednesday, June 2 Lehigh Valley 10:30 AM Thursday, June 3 Lehigh Valley 7:00 PM Saturday, June 12 Rochester 7:00 PM Sunday, June 13 Rochester 6:30 PM Monday, June 14 Rochester 7:00 PM Tuesday, June 15 Rochester 12:00 PM Thursday, June 17 Norfolk 7:00 PM 7:00 PM Friday, June 18 Norfolk Saturday, June 19 Norfolk 7:00 PM Sunday, June 20 Norfolk 6:30 PM Tuesday, June 29 Gwinnett 7:00 PM Wednesday, June 30 Gwinnett 7:00 PM Thursday, July 1 Gwinnett 7:00 PM Friday, July 2 Gwinnett 7:00 PM Saturday, July 3 Columbus 7:00 PM Sunday, July 4 Columbus 6:00 PM Monday, July 5 Columbus 5:00 PM Saturday, July 10 Indianapolis 7:00 PM Sunday, July 11 Indianapolis 6:30 PM Friday, July 23 Buffalo 7:00 PM Saturday, July 24 Buffalo 7:00 PM Sunday, July 25 Buffalo 6:30 PM Monday, July 26 Buffalo 12:00 PM Tuesday, July 27 Pawtucket 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 28 Pawtucket 7:00 PM Thursday, July 29 Pawtucket 7:00 PM Friday, July 30 Pawtucket 7:00 PM Monday, August 9 Louisville 7:00 PM Tuesday, August 10 Louisville 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 11 Louisville 7:00 PM Thursday, August 12 Louisville 7:00 PM Friday, August 13 Scranton/WB 7:00 PM Saturday, August 14 Scranton/WB 7:00 PM Sunday, August 15 Scranton/WB 6:00 PM Monday, August 16 Scranton/WB 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 18 Indianapolis 7:00 PM Thursday, August 19 Indianapolis 7:00 PM Friday, August 20 Indianapolis 7:00 PM Tuesday, August 24 Columbus 6:30 PM Wednesday, August 25 Columbus 6:30 PM Tuesday, August 31 Louisville 6:30 PM Wednesday, September 1 Louisville 6:30 PM Saturday, September 4 Columbus 7:00 PM Sunday, September 5 Columbus 6:00 PM Monday, September 6 Columbus 1:00 PM
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Points of Interest Player Limits - The maximum number of players on the active list of a Class AAA Club shall be 24. Major League rehab players do not count against the roster. Qualifying Marks - To qualify for the batting championship, a player must have a minimum of 394 plate appearances. To qualify for earned run average leadership, a pitcher must have at least 117 innings pitched. Determining Batting Average - Divide the number of at bats into the numbers of hits. Determining an Earned Run Average - Multiply the number of earned runs by nine, take that number and divide it by the number of innings pitched. Determining a Save - A pitcher is credited with a save when he meets all three of the following conditions: 1) He is the finishing pitcher in a game won by his team. 2) He is not the winning pitcher. 3) He qualifies under one of the following conditions: a) he enters the game with a lead of no more than three runs and pitches at least one inning, or, (b) he enters the game with the potential tying run either on base, at bat, or on deck, or, (c) he pitches effectively for at least three innings. Determining Slugging Percentage - Divide the total bases of all safe hits by the total times at bat (at bats do not include walks, sacrifices, times awarded first base on interference or obstruction, or hit by a pitch). Determining On-Base Percentage - Divide hits plus total walks plus hit by pitch by at bats plus total walks plus hit by pitch and sacrifice flies. (Times awarded first base on interference or obstruction are not figured into on base percentage.) Determining Fielding Average - Divide the total putouts and assists by the total putouts, assists and errors. Determining the Magic Number - Determine the number of games to be played by the first place club, add one, then subtract the number of games ahead in the loss column of the standings from the closest opponent. Determining Day or Night Games - Any game scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. or after will be considered a night game. If a game is scheduled to begin before 6:00 p.m., and is delayed by rain or any other reason, it will be considered a day game. However both games of a twi-night doubleheader will be considered a day game. When afternoon and night games are played on the same date and separated admission are charged, they will be counted as one day game and one night game and will not be included in doubleheader statistics. Determining Rookie Status At the Major League Level - Not more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the major leagues during a previous season or seasons, nor more than 45 days on a major league roster during the 25 player limit (excluding time in the military service). Consecutive Game Hitting Streak - A consecutive game hitting streak shall not be terminated if the players plate appearances (one or more) result in a base on balls, hit batsman, defensive interference or sacrifice bunt. The streak shall be terminated if the player has a sacrifice fly and no hit. Consecutive Game Playing Streak - A consecutive game playing streak shall be extended if the player plays one- half inning on defense, of if he completes a time at bat by reaching base or being putout. A pinch running appearance shall not extend the streak. If the player is ejected from the game by an umpire before he can comply with the requirements of this rule, his streak shall continue. Determining a â€œMajor League Yearâ€?- 172 days constitute a full year in the major leagues.
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Published on Apr 8, 2010
A native of Toledo, Gilhooley and his wife Lydia reside in Sylvania. He played both baseball and basketball at the University of Notre Dame....