Fran Healy "The Game 365" & "Halls of Fame" Host

Fran Healy is the host of MSG Networks’ Emmy Award-winning programs “The Game 365” and “Halls of Fame” as he sits down with some of the most fascinating personalities in sports and entertainment. One of the longest running programs on MSG, “Halls of Fame” has featured Healy’s interviews with nearly 300 sports legends for over 20 years. In addition, Healy produces and hosts special series for MSG including the award-winning "The Lineup," which has covered topics like "Best Sports Movies," "Best NY Movies," "New York’s All-Time Best Baseball Players," and more.

Healy has spent over 30 years in broadcasting after a successful career as a major league baseball player. After retiring from professional baseball in 1978, Healy first stepped into the radio broadcast booth to call Yankees games alongside Phil Rizzuto, Frank Messer and Bill White. He called Yankees games on MSG+ from 1979 to 1983 and hosted “The Pennant Chase,” a weekly magazine show that followed the pennant races around the league and the players on the contending teams on from 1983 until 1997. Healy also served as an announcer for the New York Mets from 1984 until 2005 on MSG+ and hosted “Mets Inside Pitch” and “Hot Stove Report” from 1987 to 2005.

Healy signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians out of high school. He played in the minor leagues and attended college during the off-season. After graduating from American International College with a degree in history, Healy was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 1969 and then traded to the San Francisco Giants, where he played from 1971-72.  In 1973, he was traded back to Kansas City and played there until 1976 when he was traded back to the Yankees to serve as backup catcher to Thurman Munson. Healy was a part of the 1971 Giants team that won the Western Division title, the 1976 Yankees team that won the American League title and 1977 Yankees team that won the World Series.

Healy grew up in Holyoke, Massachusetts. His father, Bernard, played outfield in the Cardinals minor league system and, in the early 1930’s, his Uncle Francis was a catcher for the “Gas House Gang” Cardinals and the Giants. From the age of three he knew he wanted to follow in those same footsteps.

Healy enjoys playing basketball, working out and sampling the restaurants of New York.  He splits his time between Holyoke and Madison, Connecticut with his wife Gloria and their daughters Debbie and Kara.