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Warner Fusselle

Warner Fusselle


Warner was the original "Voice of the Cyclones," serving as the play-by-play broadcaster for the Brooklyn Cyclones from the team's Inaugural Season in 2001, through his passing in 2011. During his tenure with the Cyclones he also was behind the mic for the New York-Penn League's Inaugural All-Star Game in Brooklyn during the 2005 season.

Prior to his passing, Warner did not miss a pitch of the first 11 seasons in Cyclones history. He even returned to "The Catbird Seat" - a name he borrowed from Red Barber - while still wearing a hospital bracelet so Cyclones fans wouldn't miss a beat.

In addition to his work with the Cyclones, Warner was well known for his time as a member of This Week in Baseball starring Mel Allen. Fusselle, who began his time contributing TWIB Notes and TWIB Ticker, eventually took over as the host when Allen passed away in 1996. This Week in Baseball is often credited for the explosion of sports television programming, in no small part due to the work of Fusselle.

Warner also worked as the play-by-play announcer with the Spartanburg Phillies (South Atlantic League), Richmond Braves (International League) and the Virginia Squires of the ABA. All told, Warner called 34 Opening Days in professional baseball.