MASN's Gary Thorne Named Play-by-Play Voice for Major League Baseball's International Broadcast of the ALCS and World Series

Gary Thorne, the play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles on MASN, will also provide play-by-play for Major League Baseball's international broadcasts of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) and World Series this fall.

Beginning on Friday, Thorne will team up with Cy Young Award-winner Rick Sutcliffe to bring October baseball to fans in 219 countries and territories, as well as to the more than one million United States and Canadian Armed Forces personnel stationed around the world.

An award-winning broadcaster, Thorne has provided play-by-play coverage of MLB for 25 years, including seven World Series and 13 All-Star games. With MASN since 2007, Thorne brings Orioles games into the homes of millions of families throughout MASN's seven-state territory all season long. One of the most recognizable voices in sports broadcasting, Thorne has covered Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, the Olympics, NCAA basketball, football and hockey during his impressive 40-year broadcasting career.

Major League Baseball International (MLBI) provides a world feed broadcast in 20 languages, in both HD and standard definition, for broadcast partners around the world. The broadcasts also allow American and Canadian troops overseas to enjoy all the excitement of postseason baseball.

"I am honored to help bring our national past time to the world where the popularity of the game continues to grow," said Thorne, who served as an Army JAG officer. "It is especially humbling to provide a voice to the games for service men and women around the world."

The Texas Rangers embark on the first ALCS in their history beginning on Friday, October 15 against the defending World Champion New York Yankees. The World Series is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 27.

With every available Orioles game live and in high definition, O's Xtra before and after every game and an All Star talent team, MASN provides maximum access to the Baltimore Orioles. MASN is currently carried on 23 cable and satellite providers throughout a seven-state region.