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 27th 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. In 2020 Miller was named “one of the 50 most significant off-field figures in baseball in the past 50 years” by the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR). It was one of a series of such lists published as part of the 50th Anniversary of SABR’s founding. 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 2018, Miller received a Northern California Emmy Award, the fourth 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 Garagiola. 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 San Francisco. They are parents to three daughters, Misha, Holly (married to Paul Gallagher) and Emilie, and a son, Alexander (married to Christina Vanoverbeck).
Duane Kuiper, a 13-time Emmy award-winning broadcaster, begins his 39th season as a Major League announcer. He embarks on his 30th consecutive year in the NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Bay Area and KNBR Radio broadcast booths in 2023. He was named California’s 2020 Sportscaster of the Year as selected by the National Sports Media Association. Kuiper was one of 10 finalists for the 2023 and 2014 Ford C. Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence. Kuiper emerged as one of the top three fan selections in online voting in 2014. The former 11-year big league infielder has received 13 local Emmy awards for his distinguished broadcasting career: On-Camera talent (9); 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 previously served as a board member of the Giants Community Fund and was a member of the Junior Giants Committee and the former Chair of the Junior Giants Glove Drive. Kuiper lends his time and support to ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation, http://www.arflife.org). A graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, Kuiper resides in Danville. He and his late wife, Michelle, are parents to two children, Cole (married to Rachel Jensen) and Dannon (married to Zach Rease), and have two granddaughters, Andy and Kit.
Mike Krukow enters his 30th season in the television booth, and his 26th full season on the radio side. A 13-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. The former big league pitcher has received 13 local Emmy awards: On-Camera talent (7); Sports Live Broadcast (2); Sporting Event/Game-Live (2); Arts/ Entertainment-Program/Special (1); and Executive Producer Baseball Ballet (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 Oracle Park. Krukow’s scorecard from Tim Lincecum’s no hitter in 2014 is displayed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Krukow supports Canine Guardians (www.canineguardians.org), a nonprofit organization that provides trained service dogs to assist and enrich the daily lives of wounded veterans with PTSD, diabetics, children with cancer and others with disabilities. Krukow resides in Reno, NV with his wife, Jennifer. The couple has five children, Jarek, Baker (married to Celina Roberge), Tessa, Chase (married to Alix Roe) and Weston, one grandson, Coen, and one granddaughter, Reagan.
Dave Flemming begins his 20th year of broadcasting for the Giants. The 46-year-old will join Jon Miller and Duane Kuiper as the team’s primary play-by play voices on KNBR radio broadcasts and NBC Sports Bay Area telecasts. 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, basketball and golf, providing coverage of the PGA Championship and The Masters. Flemming was named California’s 2019 Sportscaster of the Year, as selected by the National Sports Media Association. He 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, Sports Business Journal named Flemming “the best of the new generation of baseball announcers”. He has won three 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. Since 2011, Dave has participated in the Giants Community Fund’s annual Education Day pre-game program where 60 Harmon and Sue Burns scholars and their guests learn about the importance of higher education. Flemming has also participated in the Willie Mac Award Luncheon and the Junior Giants Commissioner’s Meeting. Flemming and his wife, Jessica, reside in San Francisco with their twin daughters, Katie and Carter, and son, David Henry.
Javier Lopez enters his sixth season in the in the NBC Sports Bay Area TV booth and will broadcast select road games. In addition to broadcasting games for the Giants, Lopez has broadcast college baseball for ESPN’s ACC Network. The former left-hander pitched for Colorado (2003-05), Arizona (2005), Boston (2006-2009), Pittsburgh (2010), and San Francisco (2010-2016). He won three World Series rings (2010, 2012, 2014) as a member of the Giants and one World Series ring with the Red Sox in 2007. Lopez attended the University of Virginia and earned a degree in psychology despite leaving early to begin his baseball career. In 2011, Lopez was one of two major league relief pitchers to throw at least 50 innings without giving up a home run. In 2013, Lopez posted a career-best 1.83 ERA. A left-handed specialist known for his sidearm delivery, Lopez, along with teammate Brandon Crawford, won the Willie Mac Award in 2016. The award honors the Giants’ most inspirational player. Lopez lends supports to the Word of Honor Fund is married to Renee, and they reside in Suwanee, GA with their two children, Kylan and Cristian.
Shawn Estes begins his fourth year in the NBC Sports Bay Area TV booth on select road telecasts. Estes pitched for the Giants (1995-2001), Mets (2002), Reds (2002), Cubs (2003), Rockies (2004), Diamondbacks (2005), and Padres (2006, 2008). Estes had his best professional season in 1997, when he went 19-5 with a 3.18 ERA for the Giants. He was selected to the NL All-Star team in 1997. He also had four career home runs and 28 RBI, including a grand slam in 2000. Estes initially committed to play college baseball at Stanford, but instead signed with the Seattle Mariners after being selected in the first round of the 1991 MLB Draft. In 2010, he was honored with a plaque on the Giants Wall of Fame that lines the wall outside of Oracle Park. Estes began his broadcast career as a television color commentator for the Reno Aces of the Pacific Coast League in 2011. He has appeared as a pre and post-game show analyst on Giants telecasts on NBC Sports Bay Area since 2011. He supported the Multiple Sclerosis Read-A-Thon as a player, and continues his active support of charity work through his involvement with the Wender Weis Foundation for Children (www.wenderweis.org) and the Challenged Athletes Foundation (www.challengedathletes.org). In 2021, Estes received the Community Philanthropy Award from the Wender Weis Foundation (WWFC). The WWFC focuses on improving the lives of underserved children in the Bay Area. Estes and his wife, Nathalie, have four children and reside in Phoenix.
Hunter Pence enters his second season in the NBC Sports Bay Area TV booth and will broadcast select road games. He is a former Major League Baseball player, broadcaster, gamer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Pence’s 14-year MLB career included two World Series Championships as a member of the San Francisco Giants (2012 and 2014), and four All-Star appearances. Pence was drafted by the Houston Astros in 2007 and went on to play for the Philadelphia Phillies (2011-2012), San Francisco Giants (2012-2018, 2020), and the Texas Rangers (2019). Pence was a four-time Heart and Hustle Award winner, which is voted on by former MLB players and presented annually to an active player who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit, and traditions of the game. Now in retirement from baseball, Pence can be seen commentating games on NBC Sports Bay Area and MLB Network, as well as producing entertaining content on his social media channels Pence is the co-owner of Coral Sword Gaming Café in Houston, Texas, and Pineapple Labs, a coffee and lifestyle brand. Follow Hunter Pence on social media @hunterpence.
Erwin Higueros, a 35-year veteran of Bay Area sports broadcasting, begins his 25th full season, his 26th 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. In 2018, Higueros was awarded a second Emmy for Outstanding Achievement Sports-News Feature/Segment (Spanish). In 2019, he was awarded a third Emmy for Outstanding Achievement Commercial-Single Spot or Campaign (Spanish). A multi-talented announcer, Higueros hosts several programs in Spanish including: G-Cast En Español, an in-season program which features exclusive interviews with Giants uniformed personnel in Spanish and four 30-minute television shows on Telemundo; Gigantes Podcast, a weekly podcast with interviews featuring former Giants players, coaches and staff members discussing the difficulties and sacrifices each of them has faced throughout his professional baseball journey; and Conversación Gigante, a 30-minute show that airs on Telemundo with in-depth interviews with Giants Latin players that allows each individual to tell the story about his personal journey to the Majors. An active participant in community programs, last November Higueros was the host for the virtual walk experience for the National Kidney Foundation Walk that originated from Oracle Park. In addition, prior to the 2020 presidential election he was the MC for a special voter engagement Chalk Talk that featured California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. In 2019, Higueros was the Spanish play-by-play radio announcer for the Anaheim Ducks first-ever hockey game in Spanish. The Ducks hosted the Vancouver Canucks as part of the celebration of Día de los Muertos at the Honda Center. This past year, Higueros once again provided the play-by-play for the Ducks’ Día de los Muertos game vs. Toronto. 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 19th 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, NV.
Carlos Orellana is entering his 15th season as a Spanish radio engineer and producer in Major League Baseball and his 12th overall with the San Francisco Giants (2009-2011, 2015-present). Orellana began his radio career with the Giants in 2009, at the age of 18, as an assistant producer for KIQI Radio. He was the Oakland Athletics Spanish radio network producer from 2012-2014. In 2015, he rejoined the Giants Spanish radio booth as one of the producers for ESPN Deportes Radio and has remained a part of the broadcast team since. In addition to his producing duties, Orellana has been serving as the back-up play-by-play announcer for Erwin Higueros since the 2015 season. Aside from producing baseball games, the multi-talented San Francisco native has worked with the San Francisco 49ers (2009) and the Oakland Raiders (2013-2019). Orellana has also produced international broadcasts, including the NFL International Series Games in Mexico City (2016 and 2017) and the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final for Viasat Sports (Finland). In his young career Orellana has also engineered and produced prestigious events including the 2010 MLB World Series, 2012 and 2013 ALDS, 2012 NFC Divisional Playoffs, 2014 AL Wild Card, 2014,’16, and ‘21 NLDS, 2016 AFC Wild Card, and Super Bowl 50 Radio Row. He currently resides in Hayward with his wife, Daniela.