Oakland Athletics popularly known as A’s is an American professional baseball team in Oakland, California. The A’s have won 9 World Series Championships and 15 AL pennants. The club was formed in 1901 in Philadelphia and were referred to as Philadelphia Athletics.

Now over, the year’s baseball as a game comes with its persons such as technical team and “announcer”.

Who is An Announcer?

An announcer is an individual who through an audio medium makes announcements or even at a physical location. With baseball, announcers are responsible for introducing teams on the pitch of play to the spectators, talking about important details both teams are to look out for from each opposing team and basically “bring the heat on” in a game.

They also give real-time commentary of a game or event, usually during a live broadcast, traditionally delivered in the historical present tense

Announcers for Oakland A’s.

For the A’s, there have been several announcers, some no more living and some transitioning out of the job for the A’s. Here is a list of announcers for the Oakland Athletics;

  • Amelia Schimiel

She is the Oakland PA announcer. She came after the passing of the previous announcer Dick Callahan who passed away in January 2021.

  • Ken Korach

Ken, is a play-by-play announcer and has been with the team for over 26 years. His trademark catchphrase is “Holy Toledo”

  • Vince Contreno

Contreno is a play-by-play announcer with the A’s. April happens to be his 17th season in the A’s booth, where he again will work with broadcast partners Ken Korach in continuing the team’s tradition of broadcasting excellence.

  • Glen Kupier

Glen Kuiper begins his 18th season this April in the A’s television booth as the club’s lead play-by-play voice.

Kuiper has covered the Bay Area baseball scene for Comcast SportsNet since 1992, serving as pre-game host and fill-in play-by-play announcer for both A’s and Giants. Kuiper has won 13 Northern California Emmy Awards for his coverage of Bay Area sports teams.

His oldest brother, Duane, is a longtime member of the San Francisco Giants announcing team while older brother, Jeff, produces the Giants Comcast SportsNet Bay Area telecasts.

  • Dallas Braden

Dallas Braden enters his 5th season April, 2022 as an A’s television color commentator and field analyst after spending 2017 as a pre and postgame host for NBC Sports California.

  • Chris Townsend

2022,  will be Chris Townsend’s fourth season as Host & Senior Broadcast Producer, following a multi-year career covering the club. He is responsible for creating and delivering multimedia A’s content across multiple platforms. Townsend also happens to be the host of the A’s pre and postgame shows and in-studio host during the broadcasts.

  • Amaury Pi-González

Amaury is a Spanish play-by-play announcer. He is a pioneer in establishing Spanish baseball play-by-play in the Bay Area, serves as the “Voice of the A’s” for Spanish broadcasts. April 2022 will be his 29th season doing A’s broadcasts.

  • Manolo Hernández-Douen

The Athletics analyst and play-by-play announcer for Spanish broadcasts. He has over 47 years of experience in journalism and has covered a variety of sports during that span.


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