July 21st, 2012
Erwin Higueros, a 24-year veteran of Bay Area sports broadcasting, begins his 14th full season, his 15th 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-by- play voice for a number of Bay Area professional sports teams including the San Jose Sharks in 1995, the Oakland Raiders in 1995-96 and 2002-06, and the San Francisco 49ers in 2000. He has handled the radio play-by-play duties on Spanish radio for the Fresno State Bulldogs football team the past three seasons (2009-11). 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.
TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2nd game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (10-3, 2.56) will face Phillies’ left-hander Cole Hamels (11-4, 3.07).