Gary Miller (sportscaster)
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Gary Miller (born October 31, 1956) is an American sportscaster and radio host.
WSAV-TV, CNN and Headline News
From 1990 to 2004, Miller worked at ESPN. He was an anchor at SportsCenter, the host of ESPN's Baseball Tonight, and the last host of the sports interview show Up Close before it was canceled in 2001. Miller also occasionally did play-by-play of Major League Baseball games, and was the primary dugout reporter on Monday Night baseball broadcasts, as well as ESPN Daygame. Other play-by-play assignments during this period included games of the College World Series and the Little League World Series.
Miller appeared on Dan Patrick's radio show on November 30, 2007, where Patrick revealed to his audience that a blooper tape exists of Miller butchering a soccer breakdown during the 1994 World Cup. On the tape, Miller not only mispronounces the name of soccer's governing body, FIFA, but also struggles with the pronunciations of many players, notably that of Cameroon national player Rigobert Bahanag Song and Italian player Gianluca Pagliuca.
West Coast Bias
Until November 2006, he was host of West Coast Bias, a daily sports talk show on KSPN radio in Los Angeles, along with former National Football League athlete D'Marco Farr. The show, which airs at 1 p.m. Pacific time Monday through Friday, sometimes originates at ESPN Zone in Anaheim, California. On November 10, 2006, it was reported that Miller was leaving the show, effective immediately. The program was renamed The D'Marco Farr Show with guest hosts replacing Miller.
KCBS and KCAL
Miller is married and is the father of two.
In 1997, Miller was arrested for public indecency at a nightclub in Cleveland, where he covered that year's American League Championship Series. Police confiscated what was described as "drug paraphernalia" and said Miller was seen urinating out of an upstairs window. According to the book "Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN" Miller says he was urinating in a bottle, when he accidentally urinated on an off-duty police officer. He was fined and sentenced to community service.