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Jon Miller (born October 11, 1951 in San Francisco, California) is an American sportscaster, known primarily for his broadcasts of Major League Baseball. is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “San Francisco” redirects here. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ...


A popular and respected broadcaster, Miller has received numerous honors for his play-by-play work, including a Cable ACE Award and several Emmy Award nominations. Among his assignments to date, he has called nine World Series on ESPN Radio. On Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at 8:51 PM PDT on KNBR radio, Miller made the historical call on Barry Bonds' 756th career home run which broke the record held by Hank Aaron for 33 years. The CableACE Award was an award that was given from 1978 to 1997 to honor excellence in American cable television programing. ... An Emmy Award. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... KNBR, The Sports Leader, are the call letters associated with 680 AM in San Francisco and KTCT 1050 AM in San Mateo, California. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) He is the son of former Major League All-Star Bobby Bonds, cousin of Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, and the godson of Hall of Famer Willie Mays. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ...

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Early career

After graduating from the College of San Mateo, Miller became a Santa Rosa television sports director. In 1974, he landed his first play-by play job, calling that year's World Series champion Oakland Athletics. The College of San Mateo is a public community college in San Mateo County, California, formerly known as San Mateo Junior College (SMJC). ... Location in Sonoma County and the state of California Country State County Sonoma Area  - City 40. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1974 throughout the world. ... The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The...


For a brief period in the 1970s, Miller broadcast for the California Golden Seals of the National Hockey League. He also spent the early part of his career announcing University of San Francisco as well as University of the Pacific basketball (1976-1980), the Golden State Warriors of the NBA (part-time, 1979-1982), and the original San Jose Earthquakes. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The California Golden Seals were a team in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1967-76. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... University of San Francisco (USF) is a private Jesuit and Catholic University in San Francisco, California, United States. ... The University of the Pacific (also known as Pacific, and formerly known as College of the Pacific) is a private northern California university of the United Methodist Church, originally chartered on July 10, 1851 in Santa Clara, California under the name California Wesleyan College. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The 1979-80 NBA Season was the 34th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1981-82 NBA Season was the 36th season of the National Basketball Association. ... San Jose Earthquakes logo, 1974-1975 San Jose Earthquakes logo, 1976-1979 San Jose Earthquakes logo, 1980-1982 Golden Bay Earthquakes logo, 1983-1984 For the MLS franchise, see San Jose Earthquakes. ...


Jon Miller's first network exposure came in 1976, when he was selected by CBS-TV to broadcast the North American Soccer League Championship Game. From 1974-1976, Miller did play-by-play for the Washington Diplomats of the North American Soccer League. He also announced the Soccer Game of the Week for nationally-syndicated TVS from 1977-1978. CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... North American Soccer League or (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. ... The name Washington Diplomats was used by three different soccer teams in Washington, D.C.. // The original Washington Diplomats were a North American Soccer League (NASL) team that played their home games from 1974-80 at RFK Stadium except for 1976 when they played at W.T. Woodson High School... North American Soccer League or (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Baseball career

After one year announcing for the Oakland Athletics and brief stints with the Texas Rangers, and the Boston Red Sox, he was hired in 1983 by Baltimore's WFBR Radio, which at the time served as the flagship station of the Baltimore Orioles. After the 1982 season, the legendary Chuck Thompson moved from the radio booth to do TV broadcasts full time, and WFBR's president Harry Shriver brought in Miller to handle radio play-by-play duties with fellow broadcaster Tom Marr. In his first year in Baltimore, Miller called the Orioles' championship run: Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... The following are the baseball events of the year 1983 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Charles L. Chuck Thompson (June 10, 1921 - March 6, 2005) was an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of the National Football League Baltimore Colts and Major League Baseballs Baltimore Orioles. ... Tom Marr is an American radio talk-show host on WCBM (680-AM) in Baltimore, Maryland known for his conservative politival view points. ... The 2004 World Series Trophy The World Series Trophy is awarded each year by Major League Baseball to the team winning the World Series. ...

Everybody else is in muted silence. The pitch! Line drive! Ripken catches it at shortstop! And the Orioles are champions of the world! - Miller calling the final out of Game 5 of the 1983 World Series.

He eventually signed a contract directly with the Orioles and, while the broadcast rights eventually moved to another station, Miller remained their primary announcer through 1996. At the end of that season, new Orioles owner Peter Angelos, displeased with Jon's often candid commentary of the Orioles play, declined to renew his contract, citing a desire for a broadcaster who would "bleed more orange and black".[1] As one of the most accomplished radio and TV announcers in baseball, Jon had plenty of options available to him, and thus was able to return to the Bay Area and join his beloved hometown Giants. Calvin Edwin Ripken, Jr. ... The position of the shortstop Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... Dates: October 11 – October 16 MVP: Rick Dempsey (Baltimore) Television: ABC Announcers: Al Michaels, Howard Cosell and Earl Weaver Umpires: Marty Springstead (AL), Ed Vargo (NL), Al Clark (AL), Frank Pulli (NL), Steve Palermo (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL) ALCS: Baltimore Orioles over Chicago White Sox (3-1) NLCS: Philadelphia Phillies... The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ...


From 1986-1989, Miller did backup play-by-play for NBC's Saturday Game of the Week telecasts, paired with either Tony Kubek or Joe Garagiola. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ... The Major League Baseball Game of the Week is the defacto title for over-the-air, nationally televised, coverage of regular season Major League Baseball games. ... Tony Kubek (left) interviews Joe Morgan following the Cincinnati Reds Game 4 victory in the 1976 World Series. ... Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. ...


Since 1997, Miller has been the primary play-by-play voice of the San Francisco Giants (replacing Hank Greenwald). He signed a six-year extension to remain the voice of the Giants through at least the 2012 season in February 2007.[1] The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Hank Greenwald is a former Major League Baseball announcer, best known for his two tenures as the lead play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco Giants. ...


Since 1990 he has done national television and radio broadcasts of regular-season and postseason games for ESPN, most prominently alongside Hall of Famer Joe Morgan on the network's Sunday Night Baseball telecasts. The following are the baseball events of the year 1990 throughout the world. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion. ... ESPN Major League Baseball is a promotion of Major League Baseball on ESPN and ESPN2, with simulcasts on ESPNHD or ESPN2HD. Major League Baseball on ESPN debuted on April 15, 1990 with Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN Major League Baseball is guaranteed to remain on air until 2013. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Joseph Leonard Morgan (born September 19, 1943 in Bonham, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990 with 81. ... Sunday Night Baseball is the Major League Baseball game of the week that is televised Sunday nights at 8 p. ...


In 2003, during a game between the Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks, Miller called a play involving two defensive errors by the Diamondbacks and at least three separate baserunning mistakes by Giants outfielder Ruben Rivera. When Rivera was finally thrown out at home plate trying to score what would have been the winning run, Miller declared, The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... Rubén Rivera Moreno (b. ...

That was the worst baserunning in the history of the game!

The phrase was repeated numerous times on sports radio and highlight shows such as SportsCenter, and quickly became one of the most famous calls of Miller's long career. He did a similar call on the radio during Game 3 of the 2004 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals, when Jeff Suppan made a baserunning mistake. This article is about the American ESPN show. ... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Jeffrey Scot Suppan (born January 2, 1975, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. ...


In 1998, Miller wrote a book with Mark S Hyman entitled, Confessions of a Baseball Purist: What's Right—and Wrong—with Baseball, as Seen from the Best Seat in the House (ISBN 0-8018-6316-3) where he expounds on the current state of the sport. See also: 1997 in literature, other events of 1998, 1999 in literature, list of years in literature. ... This article should appear in one or more categories. ...


Miller once began an ESPN telecast by saying,

I'm Jean Millay, joined as always by my esteemed colleague Hosephey Morgone.

The call of #756

On August 7, 2007, Miller made the call of Barry Bonds' record-breaking 756th home run on KNBR radio. His call of the historic home run will likely go down in history as the voice of the moment: is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) He is the son of former Major League All-Star Bobby Bonds, cousin of Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, and the godson of Hall of Famer Willie Mays. ... KNBR, The Sports Leader, are the call letters associated with 680 AM in San Francisco and KTCT 1050 AM in San Mateo, California. ...

Three and two to Bonds. Everybody standing here at 24 Willie Mays Plaza. An armada of nautical craft gathered in McCovey Cove beyond the right field wall. Bonds one home run away from history. (crack of the bat) AND HE SWINGS, AND THERE'S A LONG ONE DEEP INTO RIGHT CENTER FIELD, WAY BACK THERE, IT'S GONE!!! A HOME RUN! Into the center field bleachers to the left of the 421 foot marker. An extraordinary shot to the deepest part of the yard! And Barry Bonds with 756 home runs, he has hit more home runs than anyone who has ever played the game!

Trivia

  • Miller livens up some of his broadcasts with a few Hawaiian and Japanese phrases spoken with impeccable pronunciation.
  • Miller is the play-by-play broadcaster for the MLB2K video baseball game series.
  • It is notable that Miller pronounces non-Anglo-American names with the correct pronunciation. Many American broadcasters "Americanize" foreign players' names.
  • Miller's voice can be heard on an episode of Cheers, during a scene where the gang at the bar is listening to a Red Sox game on the radio. He is also briefly heard in the films 61* and Summer Catch.
  • Miller will occasionally quote lines from Shakespeare plays during radio broadcasts.

Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Vincent Edward Vin Scully (born November 29, 1927, in The Bronx, New York) is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams. ... For the actor with a similar name, see Harry Carey. ... Charles L. Chuck Thompson (June 10, 1921 - March 6, 2005) was an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of the National Football League Baltimore Colts and Major League Baseballs Baltimore Orioles. ... John Francis Jack Buck (August 21, 1924 – June 18, 2002), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, was an American sportscaster, best known for his work announcing Major League Baseball games of the St. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ... Babe Ruths number 3 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1948 George Herman Ruth, Jr. ... Robert Leo Sheppard, (born October 12, 1910 in Richmond Hill, New York) has been the public address announcer for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball since 1951, and was for the New York Giants of the National Football League from 1956 to 2006. ... Harry Norbert Kalas (born March 26, 1936) is an American sportscaster, best known for his roles as lead play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseballs Philadelphia Phillies, National Football League radio broadcasts by Westwood One and as voice-over narrator for NFL Films, a regular feature on HBO... Cheers is a popular American situation comedy produced by Charles-Burrows-Charles Productions in association with CBS Paramount Television for NBC. Cheers was created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles. ... 61* is a United States baseball movie, made for HBO, directed by Billy Crystal and written by Hank Steinberg. ... Promotional movie poster for Summer Catch Summer Catch is a 2001 romance comedy starring Freddie Prinze Jr. ...

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Preceded by
Vin Scully
World Series national radio play-by-play announcer
1998-Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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