When he was still in his teens in the 1960s, Roy Firestone got an up-close look at Major League Baseball, as a spring training bat boy for the Baltimore Orioles in Florida.
But instead of following that career path and becoming a bat boy the rest of his life, Roy Firestone cut into television. Starting in Miami, then moving to Los Angeles, Firestone established himself as a skilled Sports commentator and interviewer.
In 1980 he joined ESPN, posting their so-called “Up Close.”
I met him in 1993, what he wrote a book called up close and in your
So here now, from 1993, Roy Firestone.
Roy Firestone will be 68 in December. He is still seen on television on “Good Day L.A.”