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D-backs voice Schulte set for 2,500th game

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LOS ANGELES -- D-backs radio voice Greg Schulte will broadcast his 2,500th game for the club Wednesday.

Schulte was hired by the D-backs prior to their inaugural season in 1998 and is the only member of the original broadcast team who has been on board since the beginning. Bob Brenly left the television booth after the 2000 season before returning this year.

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LOS ANGELES -- D-backs radio voice Greg Schulte will broadcast his 2,500th game for the club Wednesday.

Schulte was hired by the D-backs prior to their inaugural season in 1998 and is the only member of the original broadcast team who has been on board since the beginning. Bob Brenly left the television booth after the 2000 season before returning this year.

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Did he think back on Opening Day 1998 that he would get to broadcast 2,500 games?

"I wanted to, but I was taking it one game at a time back in 1998, and then one year at a time," Schulte said. "It's just kind of graduated."

Before joining the D-backs, Schulte was well-known in the Phoenix area as a broadcaster for the NBA's Phoenix Suns and Arizona State University.

"It was something I wanted to do since I was a kid," Schulte said. "I always wanted to be a big league baseball broadcaster. I grew up listening to Harry Carey and Jack Buck in St. Louis. To finally get that opportunity and to make it last now for 16 years is pretty special."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

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