Jon Miller, honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the 2010 Ford C. Frick award winner for baseball broadcasting excellence, the "Voice of the Giants", enters his 22nd season in the broadcast booth on KNBR Radio, NBC Bay Area and NBC Sports Bay Area. Miller was thrilled to broadcast his 16th World Series in 2014 as the Giants won it all for the third time in five years. Miller was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2014. In 1990 when ESPN TV first began its coverage of Major League Baseball, Miller was chosen as the first play-by-play commentator on the award-winning ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game of the week broadcast. Miller and his Hall of Fame partner, Joe Morgan, teamed up on the prime time telecast for 21 seasons. During his tenure at ESPN, he was nominated twice for a national Emmy Award, and broadcast 13 consecutive World Series on ESPN Radio. He has broadcast 16 World Series overall. He was also nominated six times for an "ACE" award, emblematic of cable television excellence, and won the award in 1991 - the first ESPN play-by-play announcer to win the award, and 1996. Miller was named National Sportscaster of the Year by the American Sportscasters Association (ASA) in 1998. That same year, Miller was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association of America (NSSAA). In 2016, Miller received a Northern California Emmy Award, the third local Emmy for his Giants television work. Prior to his work on ESPN, Miller broadcast an occasional game on NBC-TV with either Tony Kubek or Joe Garagaiola. Miller spent 14 years with the Baltimore Orioles before coming to the Giants. Prior to joining Baltimore in 1983, the talented broadcaster spent two seasons with the Texas Rangers (1978-79) and three seasons with the Boston Red Sox (1980-82). Miller got his first baseball play-by-play job in 1974 at age 22 calling radio and TV for that year's World Series Champion Oakland Athletics. The Bay Area native has also broadcast NHL hockey, NBA basketball and championship soccer games on national television in his distinguished career. In 2018, Miller was inducted into the College of San Mateo (CA) Hall of Fame. Miller began his broadcasting career as a student at CSM and broadcast baseball, football and basketball games on KCSM, the college's radio and TV stations. Jon and his wife, Janine, reside in Moss Beach. They are parents to three daughters, Misha, Holly (married to Paul Gallagher) and Emilie, and a son, Alexander (married to Bre Enright).
Duane Kuiper, a ten-time Emmy award-winning broadcaster, begins his 34th season as a Major League announcer. He embarks on his 25th consecutive year in the NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Bay Area and KNBR Radio broadcast booths in 2018. Kuiper was one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Ford C. Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence. Kuiper emerged as one of the top three fan selections in online voting. The former 11-year big league infielder has received ten local Emmy awards for his distinguished broadcasting career: On-Camera talent (6); Sports Live Broadcast (2); and Sporting Event/Game-Live (2). He provided commentary for the Giants from 1987-92 and served a one-year stint with the expansion Colorado Rockies in 1993. The former infielder spent the last four years of his career with the Giants, following seven campaigns with the Cleveland Indians. In 2004 he was voted by Cleveland fans as one of the 100 greatest players in Tribe history. After retiring in 1985, Kuiper provided commentary on Giants radio and TV broadcasts through the end of that season, and had his own radio show on KNBR from 1982-85. Kuiper's scorecards from Barry Bonds' historic 756th home run game, Randy Johnson's 300th career victory, Matt Cain's perfect game in 2012 and the scorecard from Gaylord Perry Day (August 13, 2016 - BAL @ SF) are displayed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The Wisconsin native serves as a board member of the Giants Community Fund. A graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, Kuiper and his wife, Michelle, reside in Danville. They are parents to two children, Cole (married to Rachel Jensen) and Dannon (married to Zach Rease).
Mike Krukow enters his 28th season in the television booth, and his 24th full season on the radio side. A nine-time Emmy award winner, Krukow is the broadcast team's color analyst on NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Bay Area telecasts, and on KNBR Radio broadcasts. Krukow was one of eight finalists for the 2017 Ford C. Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence. He was named California's 2015 and 2017 Sportscaster of the Year, as selected by the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame. The former big league pitcher has received nine local Emmy awards: On-Camera talent (6); Sports Live Broadcast (2); and Sporting Event/Game-Live (1). Krukow's playing career in the Major Leagues spanned 14 years and three teams: the Chicago Cubs (1976-81), Philadelphia Phillies (1982) and San Francisco Giants (1983-89), where his enthusiasm both on and off the field made him a fan favorite. "Kruk", named as the starting right-handed pitcher to the 1980's Giants All-Decade Team in a vote by Bay Area media in 1999, is noted for his deep knowledge of the game and tremendous sense of humor. A 20-game winner for the Giants in 1986, Krukow retired after the 1989 season with a 124-117 career record and a 3.90 ERA. In 2008, Kruk was honored as a member of the inaugural class of Giants alumni with a plaque in the Giants Wall of Fame which lines the wall outside of AT&T Park. Krukow's scorecard from Tim Lincecum's no hitter in 2014 is displayed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. He has acted as a proxy for the annual Gamer Day at AT&T Park. Gamer is a term incepted by the Giants beloved broadcaster and has been formalized from the passion of Giants fans across the country. A portion of the ticket sales from the special event are donated to charity. Krukow also served as the spokesperson for The Myositis Association (TMA) Day at AT&T Park in 2015. TMA is a non-profit, patient based organization dedicated to improving the lives of people afflicted by myositis. Krukow resides in Reno, NV with his wife, Jennifer. The couple has five children, Jarek, Baker (married to Celina Roberge), Tessa, Chase and Weston, one grandson, Coen, and one granddaughter, Reagan.
Dave Flemming begins his 15th year of broadcasting for the Giants. The 41-year-old will join Jon Miller and Duane Kuiper on the team's KNBR radio broadcasts and is involved in select games on television. In addition to his work with the Giants, he serves as a lead play-by-play voice for ESPN television, working college football, Major League Baseball and basketball, as well as MLB playoffs for ESPN Radio. He has also served as a primary voice of the Little League World Series on ESPN since 2013. Flemming has previously called Major League Baseball on FOX, and for six years was the play-by-play voice of Stanford football and basketball. In 2008, named Flemming "the best of the new generation of baseball announcers". He has won two Northern California Area Emmy Awards for his Giants play-by-play work. The Alexandria, VA native received a Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Stanford, and a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. For more than a decade, Flemming has served on the board of the Good Tidings Foundation, a Bay Area charity that has worked closely with the Giants in building and refurbishing baseball fields and other athletic facilities across Northern California. Good Tidings also grants college scholarships for economically disadvantaged students who have demonstrated extraordinary community service, and builds art studios in underserved schools and neighborhoods. In 2017, Good Tidings presented Flemming with the Nate Thurmond Medal, in recognition of lifetime contributions to community service. Flemming and his wife, Jessica, reside in San Francisco with their twin daughters, Katie and Carter, and son, David Henry.
Erwin Higueros, a 30-year veteran of Bay Area sports broadcasting, begins his 20th full season, his 21st overall in the Giants' Spanish language radio booth. In addition to his broadcast responsibilities, Higueros is a member of the Giants front office, working in both the media relations and Hispanic marketing departments, and serves as the official Spanish language translator for the Club. In 2016, Higueros received a Northern California Area Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Achievement Sporting Game Live for the first Giants game to be televised in Spanish on Telemundo/KSTS-Channel 48. A multi-talented announcer, Higueros hosts G-Cast En Español in season which features exclusive interviews with Giants uniformed personnel in Spanish and and four 30-minute television shows on Telemundo. Higueros began his broadcasting career with the Oakland A's (1988-97), and was the play-by-play announcer for games that were televised on Telemundo-Channel 48 from 1995-97. A versatile broadcaster, Higueros was the Spanish play-by-play voice for a number of Bay Area professional sports teams including the San Francisco 49ers in 2000 and 2012-2013 seasons, the San Jose Sharks in 1995, and the Oakland Raiders in 1995-96 and 2002-06. He also handled the radio play-by-play duties on Spanish radio for the Fresno State Bulldogs football team (2009-14). Higueros broadcast the League Division Series for FOX Sports International in 2004-06. In 2013, Higueros was the recipient of the Community Service Award from the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum. Born in Guatemala, he moved to the United States when he was 12 years old. A graduate of Fremont High School in Oakland, he attended Cal State Hayward and the Columbia School of Broadcasting. Higueros resides in Brentwood with his wife, Maria. The couple has two grown children, Claudia and Erwin, Jr., and two grandchildren, Alison and Erwin, III.
Tito Fuentes returns to the Giants' Spanish language broadcast booth for his 15th straight season. Fuentes previously served as a member of the Spanish language broadcast team from 1981-92, and in 1996-2004 he broadcast for FOX Sports International which is aired in Latin America. An active participant in the Giants' marketing efforts, he is a regular participant in the Giants Fantasy Camps. A former Major League second baseman who played for the Giants from 1965-74, Fuentes saw big league action with San Diego, Detroit and Oakland. The Havana, Cuba native was initially signed as an 18-year-old amateur before the start of the 1962 season and was the last baseball player signed directly out of Cuba before the United States embargo against Cuba. A .268 hitter over his 13-year career, he was voted the starting second baseman on the Dream Team for the Giants 25th Anniversary team by San Francisco fans in 1982. In 1997, "23" was inducted into the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Maritza, reside in Reno, Nevada.
Marvin Benard begins his third year in the Giants' Spanish language radio broadcast booth. Benard will broadcast road games and perform color duties alongside veteran Higueros. The former Major League outfielder was drafted by the Giants in the 50th round of the 1992 Amateur Draft and played with the Giants from 1995-2003. In 1999, he won the prestigious Willie Mac Award for his spirit and leadership. The Bluefields, Nicaragua native moved to Los Angeles with his parents when he was 12 years old. A .271 hitter over his Major League career, Benard hit the final Giants home run in the history of Candlestick Park. Benard was honored in 2011 with a bronze plaque on the Giants Wall of Fame, which lines the wall outside of AT&T Park. As a player, Benard was an active participant in the Giants community outreach programs especially with CARECEN (Central American Resource Center in San Francisco), a center that provides advocacy to help create a vibrant and thriving Latino immigrant community in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Benard currently volunteers his time with the Major League Alumni Association bringing baseball to the youth of developing countries. In 2015, Benard was the hitting coach for the Tri-Cities Dust Devils, the short season Single A team for the San Diego Padres. In March 2016, Benard managed the Nicaragua national team that participated in the World Baseball Classic qualifier. When his eldest son graduated from high school in 2014, Benard got serious about returning to college to complete the college degree he started before being drafted in 1992. In the Spring of 2017, Benard received his B.S. in Kinesiology from Lewis-Clark State College. He resides in Auburn, CA with his wife, Leslie. He has three children, Isaac, Haley, and Sophia.