"Rick and Charley have been a great team in the broadcast booth," said Lon Rosen, the Dodgers' Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer. "The combination of the two talents over the past 12 years has provided Dodger fans a thoroughly enjoyable journey through each and every game. We look forward to them continuing for many years to come."
"I have been privileged over the years to call the Dodgers family and Dodger Stadium home and my broadcast partner my friend," said Monday. "I'm really looking forward to continuing this great experience with all of our wonderful fans."
"From the time I was seven years of age, back when the Dodgers were in Brooklyn, all I ever wanted to be was an announcer for the Dodgers," said Steiner. "And to continue on in a place that I love, with a partner who is a good friend, and spending the last dozen years with Vin, there isn't a day that goes by where I don't pinch myself."
Monday, 70, is into his 24th season as a Dodger broadcaster and his 32nd season with the organization, eight of which as a player. The Emmy Award winner joined the Dodgers' broadcast team in 1993. Prior to heading into the booth, Monday was a sports anchor for KTTV in 1985. The 2016 season marked the 40th anniversary of one of the most dramatic moments of Monday's playing career, when he saved the American flag from being burned by two protesters at Dodger Stadium, while playing centerfield for the Chicago Cubs. Monday's playing career spanned 19 years with the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics, Cubs and Dodgers. His eight years with the Dodgers saw him lead the club to a World Championship in 1981 and three National League Pennants (1977, 1978 and 1981). Monday's ninth inning home run in Montreal in game five gave the Dodgers a 2-1 victory and sent them to the World Series against the New York Yankees.
Steiner, 66, is into his 12th season doing play-by-play for the Dodgers. The four-time Emmy Award-winner and member of the National Radio Hall of Fame was honored by his alma mater, Bradley University in 2015 when they formally dedicated the Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication. Steiner's career in broadcasting began in 1969 and has spanned 46 years with 14 years with ESPN and three years with the New York Yankees before landing in Los Angeles.