INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Indians broadcaster Howard Kellman was today announced as one of five inductees to the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Kellman completed his 42nd season behind the mic for the Tribe this past summer, including his 6,000th career broadcast on June 30 at Victory Field.
Kellman joined the Tribe in 1974 and has been the voice of the team every year except for the 1975 and 1980 campaigns. He has called IHSAA football and basketball games on WHMB-TV 40 since 1990 and was honored as Indiana's Sportscaster of the Year in 2002. In 2009, he was inducted to the Indiana Sports Writers & Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame. Six years later, Kellman was inducted into the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame before being selected as Ballpark Digest's 2017 co-Broadcaster of the Year.
"Howard [Kellman] has brought a great deal of passion and knowledge to Indians broadcasts over the years," said Indianapolis Indians President and General Manager Randy Lewandowski. "His voice defines Indians games to many of our fans. His induction into the [IHSBCA] Hall of Fame is well-deserved."
Kellman's resume includes three Triple-A All-Star Games, highlighted by the 2001 contest hosted at Victory Field. He has also worked behind the microphone for the Chicago White Sox (1984) and Cleveland Cavaliers (1988-90) and later contributed as a sideline reporter for Yale football on the YES Television Network (2012). Kellman was also a fill-in sportscaster for the New York Mets in 2014.
Joining Kellman in the IHSBCA Hall of Fame Class of 2018 are coaches Rich Andriole (Cathedral HS/Guerin Catholic HS) and Pat Murphy (Valparaiso HS), contributor Colin Lister (Fort Wayne) and 21-year big leaguer LaTroy Hawkins (Gary West HS).
The induction ceremonies will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at the Sheraton at Keystone at the Crossing in Indianapolis. Banquet tickets are $45 and available by contacting Hall of Fame Chairman Jeff McKeon at (317) 445-9899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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