Best Sportscaster

Tom Hamilton, Cleveland Indians Broadcast Network

In 11 years behind the Tribe's radio microphone, Tom Hamilton has matured from excitable sidekick to the Voice of Summer in Cleveland. As if liberated by the retirement of Herb Score, Hamilton has enough confidence to throw the occasional dagger as well as one of the best home-run calls in the biz (A way back . . . Gone!). Indians broadcasters may toe John Hart's line, but the Era of Almost Champions wouldn't have been the same without Hamilton saying, "So long, everybody."