TOM HAMILTON, the “Voice of the Guardians,” will enter his 31st season of calling Cleveland Guardians baseball games on the radio in 2020. In his 30 seasons since 1990, Hamilton has called all 92 postseason games the Guardians have played over that span, including three World Series' (1995, 1997, 2016). His 30-year tenure, along with Rick Manning, is the second-longest in club history next to his former partner, Herb Score (34 years, 1964-97).
Hamilton is joined in the booth by Jim Rosenhaus, providing action and commentary for all 162 regular season games and 15 spring training contests on Newsradio WTAM 1100, 100.7FM WMMS and the Guardians Radio Network.
Tom came to the Guardians after spending three seasons as a broadcaster for the AAA Columbus Clippers (1987-89), then the top farm club of the New York Yankees. Previously, Tom worked in Milwaukee, Appleton, Watertown and Shell Lake, Wisconsin.
Some of his broadcasting credits include University of Wisconsin football games, University of Colorado basketball games, the Appleton Foxes Minor League baseball games and work for ABC radio. He is a seven-time recipient of the Ohio Sportscaster of the Year Award (1997, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2013, 2016). The Press Club of Cleveland inducted Tom into its Journalism Hall of Fame in November 2015. Tom also called Big Ten Conference basketball on television for 25 years. In honor of his 20th season with the Guardians, Tom was given the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame Award for 2009.
Hamilton is a native of Waterloo, Wisconsin. He resides in Avon Lake, Ohio with his wife, Wendy. The Hamilton’s have four children: two boys, Nicholas and Bradley, and two girls, Kelsey and Katie. Both Nick and Brad played baseball for and graduated from Kent State University. Nick is currently a scout for the Kansas City Royals. Kelsey is currently working towards her master's degree from the University of Washington.