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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The Boston Red Sox, The Great Fenway Park Writers Series and the BoSox Proudly Present:
The Red Sox in Review - a panel discussion with Joe Castiglione, Peter Gammons, Dave O`Brien and Alex Speier

12:00 PM Luncheon
Dedham HIlton
25 Allied Drive
$38 Per Person

Reservations: fenwayparkwriters@gmail.com

Information: 619-249-6379

Joe Castiglione - Biographical Brief

The 2015 season marks Joe Castiglioneís 33rd season broadcasting the play-by-play on the Red Sox Radio Network (1983- ) and his 35th season broadcasting Major League Baseball. Joe previously called games on TV for the Cleveland Indians (1979, 1982) and the Milwaukee Brewers (1981). Joe has called over 5,000 regular season games and 112 postseason games for the Red Sox including 4 World Series. He has broadcast more Red Sox games than anyone in history. Castiglione is also the first Red Sox broadcaster in history to call the final out of a Red Sox World Championship (2004).

For the past 29 years Joe has taught a course in Broadcast Journalism at Northeastern University. Former students have included Don Orsillo (Red Sox TV) and Uri Berenguer (Red Sox Spanish Radio). Joe has taught at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire for 13 years as well.

Joe earned his BA in History from Colgate University and his Masterís in Radio/TV from Syracuse University. He has authored two books on his tenure with the Red Sox, "Broadcast Rites and Sites: I Saw it on the Radio with the Boston Red Sox" and "Can you believe it?: 30 Years of Insider Stories with the Boston Red Sox". Joe also works in Development for the Jimmy Fund of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Joe has also broadcast NBA basketball games on TV with the Cleveland Cavaliers, NCAA basketball games on the New England Sports Network (NESN) and was a sports anchor and reporter on 2 network TV affiliates in Cleveland prior to coming to Boston.

Joe lives on the South Shore with his wife of 43 years Janice who is a retired elementary school teacher. They have 3 children (Duke a sports anchor/report in NYC, Tom a physician practicing on the South Shore and Kate a Senior Project Manager in Marketing), and 5 grandchildren.

Peter Gammons - Biographical Brief

Peter Gammons, a highly respected Major League Baseball journalist, serves as a studio analyst on ESPN`s Baseball Tonight. He also provides Diamond Notes, his regular reports during the baseball season for SportsCenter.

Gammons has served as a Major League Baseball correspondent on ESPN since 1988, and he has a Web site that links off of ESPN.com (espn.com/gammons). Besides working for ESPN, he contributes to the Boston Globe and to Baseball America.

He was voted the National Sportswriter of the Year for 1989, 1990 and 1993 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and was awarded an honorary Pointer Fellow from Yale University.

He began his career as a reporter for the Boston Globe in 1969. He has also worked for Sports Illustrated covering the National Hockey League, college basketball and Major League Baseball (1976-78, 1986-90).

In 1986, upon his return to Sports Illustrated as a senior writer following a second stay at the Globe, he wrote numerous stories covering some of baseball`s most important news events and authored Inside Baseball, Sports Illustrated`s weekly baseball notebook.

Gammons is also the author of "Beyond the Sixth Game," a look at free agency.

Gammons was born April 9, 1945. He is a 1969 graduate of the University of North Carolina.

Dave O`Brien - Biographical Brief

This is Dave O`Brien`s 8th season doing Red Sox baseball. O`Brien also broadcasts for ESPN, where he has handled a variety of play-by-play roles, including Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, College Basketball, and the NBA since joining the network in 2002.

O`Brien was the voice of the 2006 World Cup Soccer Tournament televised by ABC that was nominated for an Emmy and has called the last several League Championship Series and World Series for MLB`s International TV coverage.

He worked as both a radio and television announcer for the Florida Marlins from 1993-2001 and broadcast television games for the New York Mets from 2003-05. O`Brien has also done play-by-play for the Atlanta Braves and college football and basketball action for the University of Georgia and University of Miami.

The Quincy, MA native and Syracuse University graduate resides in Rye, NH with his wife Debbie and children Michael (18), Samantha (15), and Kaitlyn (12).

Alex Speier - Biographical Brief

Alex Speier is a sports reporter for the Boston Globe. He joined the Globe in January 2015, after six years as a senior writer covering the Red Sox for WEEI.com and 13 total seasons covering the Red Sox for a variety of publications. His past professional lives included detours into academic administration at Harvard University and time spent as a writer and editor for Let`s Go Travel Guides, for whom he explored such far-flung regions as Germany, South Africa, and Cleveland.

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