Steiner replaces Porter, will work with Monday

Updated: November 22, 2004, 8:48 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Former New York Yankees broadcaster Charley Steiner will join the Los Angeles Dodgers in their broadcast booth next season, the team announced Monday.

Steiner, 55, was a reporter and SportsCenter anchor for ESPN for 14 years before working for the Yankees the past three seasons.

Vin Scully, entering his 56th season with the Dodgers, will continue his solo role both on broadcast and simulcasts of the first three innings. Afterward, the radio coverage will go to Steiner and Rick Monday -- back for his 12th season with the team -- as a two-man broadcast team.

Steiner replaces Ross Porter, who was let go after 28 years with the Dodgers.

Steiner was born in New York and recalls listening to his first Brooklyn Dodgers game when he was about 6 years old.

"It was listening to the play-by-play that first got me interested in radio," said Steiner, who has won an Emmy for his work.

Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press