A Broadcasting Legend Makes The Rounds For A Worthy Cause (Videos)

Ed Randall's Fans for the CureVery few journalists have covered the game of baseball in as in-depth a manner as the venerable Ed Randall.  A staple in the New York sports scene for decades, Randall currently hosts “Talking Baseball” on WFAN (New York's legendary all sports radio station) and “Remember When” on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Randall's esteemed résumé also includes a nationally broadcast television version of “Talking Baseball,” roles as a TV analyst and substitute PA announcer for the Yankees, as well as numerous other TV appearances and writing credits. The man is a real life baseball encyclopedia.  

In the wake of being treated for prostate cancer, Randall formed “Ed Randall's Fans for the Cure.” The 501c3 charity's goal is to promote awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection. The organization also raises money for prostrate cancer research.

Recently, Randall made an appearance at the Tampa Bay Rays' spring training complex in Port Charlotte, Florida, to further promote his charity. Randall's day included interactions with Rays coaches and players and the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, prior to the day's Grapefruit League game versus the Yankees.

Below are two original videos, provided to iFolloSports.com by Stein-O-Mite Media, an outstanding video production company in Estero, Florida.

The first clip shows Randall saying hello to members of the Rays coaching staff, before tossing a very well received first pitch. The clip ends with a display of some of the charity's promotional items.

The second piece of video showcases Randall's interaction with Rays All-Star 3B Evan Longoria.