This is not intended to be a tournament, but I was moved by the passing of the remarkable Chick Hearn. For those of us who grew up and/or live in the L.A. area, Chick Hearn was like a part of the skyline. His death leaves a hole in the hearts of Laker fans everywhere. Rest easy, Chick. I realize that many of the announcers listed may be local, and they may not have national recognition, but that's quite all right. My top 5 all-time announcers: 1. Vin Scully - The measure of the sports announcer. 2. Chick Hearn - Utterly irreplaceable and singularly gifted. 3. Howard Cosell - Love him or hate him, there was only one Howard. 4. Harry Carey - Hilarious, fun-loving, imitation inspiring. 5. Al Michaels - A true pro.