25 Facts About Jon Miller


Jon Miller was born on October 11,1951 and is an American sportscaster, known primarily for his broadcasts of Major League Baseball.

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Jon Miller was a baseball announcer for ESPN from 1990 to 2010.

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Jon Miller was born on Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato, California and grew up in Hayward, listening to Giants announcers Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons on the radio.

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At age 20, Jon Miller joined KFTY-TV in Santa Rosa to work as their sports director.

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Jon Miller submitted one of these tapes to broadcaster Monte Moore, who helped Jon Miller get his first baseball play-by play job in 1974, calling that year's World Series champion Oakland Athletics.

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Jon Miller was dismissed by the Athletics following the 1974 season.

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Jon Miller spent the early part of his career announcing San Francisco Dons and Pacific Tigers men's college basketball, the Golden State Warriors and Washington Bullets of the NBA, and the original San Jose Earthquakes of the North American Soccer League.

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Jon Miller eventually signed a contract directly with the Orioles and, while the broadcast rights eventually moved to rival station WBAL, Miller remained their primary announcer through 1996.

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Since 1997, Jon Miller has been the primary play-by-play voice of the San Francisco Giants, calling games on KNBR radio as well as KTVU and KNTV television.

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On September 4,2010, Jon Miller called his first game for CSN Bay Area as a substitute for Dave Flemming, who was broadcasting a Stanford football game on the radio.

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On May 27,2003, during a game between the Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks, Jon Miller called a play involving two defensive errors by the Diamondbacks and at least three separate baserunning mistakes by Giants outfielder Ruben Rivera.

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Jon Miller did a similar call on the radio during Game 3 of the 2004 World Series, when Jeff Suppan made a baserunning mistake.

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Jon Miller's call of the historic home run will likely go down in history as the voice of the moment:.

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On October 29,2014, Jon Miller made the radio call on KNBR of the final out of the 2014 World Series, the Giants' third title in five years.

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Jon Miller's call mentions the pitching performance of Madison Bumgarner through the playoffs.

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Jon Miller was offered, but declined, a continued role with ESPN Radio.

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In May 2022, Jon Miller teamed with Shawn Estes and Barry Larkin to call the national telecast of a Giants-Reds game for MLB Sunday Leadoff on Peacock, substituting for regular play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti.

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Jon Miller is briefly heard in the films 61* and Summer Catch and in the English release of the animated movie My Neighbors the Yamadas, and appears as himself in two episodes of the HBO series Arliss.

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Jon Miller guest-starred as Jordan in the episode "Little Octi Lost" of the 2016 reboot of the Cartoon Network original series The Powerpuff Girls.

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Jon Miller received numerous honors for his ESPN work, including six CableACE Award nominations and several Emmy Award nominations.

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Jon Miller was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in 2010, with Dan Odum, his broadcasting professor from the College of San Mateo, serving as his presenter.

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Jon Miller's delivery is notable for his easygoing, sometimes humorous manner and measured use of hyperbole, particularly in banter with his sportscasting partners.

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Jon Miller is known for his meticulous scorekeeping, having scored over 5,500 games since he started broadcasting.

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Jon Miller is noted in baseball circles for his impersonation of Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully.

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Jon Miller was involved in a seven-year marriage with Roberta Creeron in the 1970s, which produced two daughters.

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