July 20th, 2012
Duane Kuiper, a seven-time Emmy award-winning broadcaster, begins his 28th season as a Major League announcer. He embarks on his 19th consecutive year in the Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, NBC Bay Area and KNBR Radio broadcast booths in 2012. 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 score- card from Barry Bonds’ historic 756th home run game and Randy Johnson’s 300th career victory are both 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.
TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (3-10, 5.93) will face Phillies’ right-hander Vance Worley (5-5, 3.47).