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Biography

Greg Lucas  

Stats:  5'10   195
Degree: BS Radio-TV/Journalism  Butler University
Current home: Houston, Texas...native of Kokomo, IN

 



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Play By Play  

Major League Baseball: Texas Rangers 1985-1994 (television); Houston Astros 1995-2005 (television and radio) field level commentator for TV (1995-2012) plus PBP for 100+ games prior to 2006

Minor League Baseball:  Buffalo Bisons 1979-80 (radio); Sugar Land Skeeters 2014-2016 (TV)

NBA Basketball: SanAntonio Spurs 1980-82 (radio and television); Houston Rockets 1982-85 (television); Indiana Pacers 1986-87 (radio); San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks 1989-2002 (radio and television) as sub and/or part timer for 50 games

College Sports: primarily basketball, football and baseball  1965-present for various teams, leagues, networks including RAYCOM, ESPN, FOX Sports Net

Others:  tennis, boxing, bowling, track and field, swimming, volleyball, soccer, hockey +​

Other Broadcasting

Researcher, writer, host "Tales of the Game"--sports anecdotes used for professional baseball, basketball and hockey pre/post game and special shows (1987-2012)

Host "Houston Sportbeat" panel discussion (2005-2008)

Pre/Post plus field level analyst commentator for Houston Astros baseball (1995-2012)

Regular on-line columnist for Fox Sports Online (2000-2002) Fox Sports Houston (2008-2012)

Innovator in use of internet to communicate with fans during sports broadcasts (2000-2012)

First sportscaster to combine field game analysis, commentary with fan connection through

email in games




Acting

Iowa Announcer #2 in Disney Production of "Glory Road"--story of Texas Western's 1966 Men's NCAA basketball championship.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Directed by James Gartner  (2004)



Off screen (uncredited) boxing announcer in HBO production of "Tyson" (1996)



Background actor in Exxon/Mobil television commercial  (2012)  BBDO ad agency

Background actor in TCIA television commercial (2013)

Live action play by play announcer in "TV's 100 Most Unexpected Moments" #52 Jose Canseco takes

ball off head for HR  (2006)  Nickelodeon



Studied acting at Butler University under Thomas Atkins

Groups and Associations

​American Sportscasters Association

Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA

Butler University Alumni Association

Society for American Baseball Research

Major Honors and Awards

Elected to Texas Baseball Hall of Fame 1994

Three time Telly Award Winner

Two time Texas Emmy Nomination

Army Commendation Medal (US Army 69-71)

Howard County (IN) Sports Hall of Fame 2014

 

 

Achievements



Called Kenny Rogers' perfect game for Texas Rangers on television 1994

Sideline commentator for Matt Cain's perfect game for San Francisco Giants 2012

Sideline commentator and on field interviewer following Astros 6 pitcher no hitter vs New York Yankees 2003

Play by play announcer for state high school basketball finals in three states (Illinois, Hawaii, Texas)

Called SWC and Big 12 Baseball for 25 years

Called college basketball beginning 1965

Over 3000 events from 25 sports in career

Play by play for International TV feed of International

Weightlifting Federation World Championships 2015

Author: "Baseball-Its More Than Just a Game" 2014, "Houston to Cooperstown" 2017, "Astro Legends" 2019