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John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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ESPN's Dan Shulman Signs Off From "Sunday Night Baseball"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 25 / 17

ESPN’s Dan Shulman handled the final game of his “Sunday Night Baseball” career last night amid little fanfare and much humility. The second play-by-play voice in the 28-year history of “SNB,” Shulman never referenced the fact that he was calling the final game of his...

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