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 17th season in the broadcast booth on KNBR Radio and NBC Bay Area. Miller was thrilled to broadcast his 15th World Series in 2012 as the Giants won it all for the second time in three years. An award-winning broadcast veteran of more than 40 years, Miller worked 21 seasons as the play-by-play commentator on the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game of the week. Miller, noted for his eloquent game description, golden voice and marvelous sense of humor, spent 14 years with the Baltimore Orioles before coming to San Francisco. 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). He began his Major League Baseball broadcasting career with the Oakland Athletics in 1974 at the remarkably young age of 22. After a four-year stint at NBC-TV from 1986-89, where he announced an occasional Game of the Week with either Tony Kubek or Joe Garagiola, Miller matriculated to ESPN. During his tenure at ESPN, he was nominated twice for a national Emmy Award in 1995 and 1996, and broadcast 13 consecutive World Series on ESPN Radio. He was also nominated six times for an "ACE" award, emblematic of cable television excellence, and won the award in 1991 and 1996 for his play-by-play work. Miller was named National Sportscaster of the Year by the Association Sportscasters Association in 1998 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association of America the same year. The Bay Area native has also broadcast hockey, basketball and soccer in his distinguished career. Jon and his wife, Janine, currently reside in Moss Beach. They are parents to three daughters, Michelle, Holly and Emilie, and a son, Alexander.
Duane Kuiper, a seven-time Emmy award-winning broadcaster, begins his 29th season as a Major League announcer. He embarks on his 20th consecutive year in the Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, NBC Bay Area and KNBR Radio broadcast booths in 2013. The former 11-year big league infielder has received seven local Emmy awards for his distinguished broadcasting career: On-Camera talent (4); Sports Live Broadcast (2); and Sporting Event/Game (1). 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 and Matt Cain's perfect game in 2012 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 and Dannon.
Mike Krukow enters his 23rd season in the television booth, and his 19th full season on the radio side. A seven-time Emmy award winner, Krukow is the broadcast team's color analyst on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and NBC Bay Area telecasts, and on KNBR Radio broadcasts. 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 resides in San Luis Obispo with his wife, Jennifer. The couple has five children, Jarek, Baker, Tessa, Chase and Weston, one grandson, Coen, and one granddaughter, Reagan.
Dave Flemming begins his 10th year of broadcasting for the Giants. The 36-yearold 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 play-by-play voice for baseball on ESPN Radio and select FOX network telecasts. Flemming also handles the radio play-by-play duties for Stanford football, broadcasts football for the Pac-12 Network, and is a lead play-by-play voice for ESPN's college basketball coverage. In 2008, Sports Business Journal named Flemming "the best of the new generation of baseball announcers". Flemming's prior baseball experience includes three seasons as the play-byplay announcer for the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston's triple-A affiliate. Before moving to Pawtucket, Flemming broadcast play-by-play for the Visalia Oaks in 2000, and served a dual role as the team's assistant general manager. 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. Flemming and his wife, Jessica, reside in San Francisco with their twin daughters, Katie and Carter, and son, David Henry.
Erwin Higueros, a 25-year veteran of Bay Area sports broadcasting, begins his 15th full season, his 16th 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. 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 announcer, Higueros was the Spanish play-byplay voice for a number of Bay Area professional sports teams including the San Francisco 49ers in the 2000 and 2012 seasons, the San Jose Sharks in 1995, and the Oakland Raiders in 1995-96 and 2002-06. He has handled the radio play-by-play duties on Spanish radio for the Fresno State Bulldogs football team the past four seasons (2009-12). Higueros broadcast the League Division Series for FOX Sports International in 2004-06. 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 Oakland with his wife, Maria. The couple has two grown children, Claudia and Erwin, Jr.
Tito Fuentes returns to the Giants' Spanish language broadcast booth for his 10th 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 Camp and Giants Cruise. 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.