EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, BALLPARK ENTERTAINMENT, PROMOTIONS & PRODUCTION
One of the most recognizable public address voices in the game, Chuck Morgan is in his 43rd year in professional baseball. The longtime Rangers employee serves as the Club’s public address announcer and oversees all scoreboard and video production for all Rangers home games. In addition, Morgan also is responsible for the Rangers promotional schedule each year. He has been with the Rangers for 38 of the last 39 seasons, beginning with the 1983 campaign.
Morgan has announced the starting lineups for 3,001 consecutive Major League Baseball games. He has not missed a home game in Texas or Kansas City since he started in Major League Baseball 39 years ago. The microphone he used to announce his 3,000th consecutive game on September 26 last year and for the 2020 World Series was added to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection in Cooperstown, New York.
With the Rangers, Morgan has been responsible for the creation of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame, the Texas Rangers Fan Fest, and the Rangers’ mascot. He is credited with the creation of the “Dot Race” and the Texas Legends Dash at Rangers home games.
In addition to his tenure with the Rangers, Morgan has also worked for the Kansas City Royals (2002) and Nashville Sounds (1978-1980). For six years, he was the public address announcer on Major League Baseball video games for X-Box, PlayStation and Nintendo.
While in Nashville, he was an announcer at WSM’s Grand Ole Opry, hosted several nationally syndicated radio and television shows, and made several “cornfield” appearances on Hee Haw. Morgan developed his trademark down home interviewing style at WSM. He has done hours of interviews with country stars such as Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Barbara Mandrell, Charley Pride, Marty Robbins and many others.
In 1982, he was named the Country Music Association’s Major Market Disc Jockey of the Year. In 2001 and 2003, he was named by The Sporting News as the best public address announcer in Major League Baseball. Morgan was inducted into the Information Display and Entertainment Association Hall of Fame in 2017. The IDEA Hall of Fame honors innovators in event presentation.
Chuck and his wife, Starr, reside in Fort Worth and share three sons, Kelley, Rhett and Clay, a daughter, Amanda, and five grandsons.