Jon Miller Biography (Sportscaster)
Jon Miller born Jon Wesley Miller is an American sportscaster. He is known primarily for his broadcasts of Major League Baseball. He has been employed as a play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco Giants since 1997 . Jon From 1990 to 2010 he was also a baseball announcer for ESPN from. He received the Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.
Jon Miller Age
Jon was born on October 11, 1951 in Hamilton Air Force Base. He is 67 years old as of 2018.
Jon Miller Parents
Jon was born on Hamilton Air Force Base and grew up in Hayward, California. He grew up listening to Giants announcers Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons on the radio. Jon attended his first baseball game in 1962, a 19–8 Giants’ victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Candlestick Park. As a teenager, Jon played Strat-O-Matic and recorded his own play-by-play into a tape recorder, adding his own crowd noise, vendors, and commercials.
Jon Miller Wife
Jon was involved in a seven-year marriage in the 1970s, which produced two daughters. He re-united with his childhood babysitter, Janine Allen in 1986, who had also married and divorced and had one daughter. They got married in 1987 and have one son together. The Millers reside in Moss Beach, California. His daughter Emilie Miller is an actress who appeared in a 2014 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Jon Miller CRTV
Jon is CRTV’s White House correspondent and host of “White House Brief.” He previously worked for Fox News, The Blaze, and Mercury Radio Arts
Jon Miller Giants |Jon Miller Announcer
Jon has been the primary play-by-play voice of the San Francisco Giants (replacing Hank Greenwald), calling games on KNBR radio as well as KTVU (1997–2007) and KNTV (2008–present) television since 1997. He signed a six-year extension to remain the voice of the Giants through the 2012 season in February 2007. The Giants organization, including fellow broadcaster Dave Flemming, honored Miller at AT&T Park in a pregame ceremony about one week before Miller received the Ford C. Frick Award on July 16, 2010. Before the game began Jon, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. John called his first game for CSN Bay Area on September 4, 2010 as a substitute for Dave Flemming, who was broadcasting a Stanford football game on the radio.
During a game between the Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks on May 27, 2003, Jon called a play involving two defensive errors by the Diamondbacks and at least three separate baserunning mistakes by Giants outfielder Rubén Rivera. When Rivera was finally thrown out at home plate trying to score what would have been the winning run, Jon declared.
The phrase was repeated a number of times on sports radio and highlight shows such as SportsCenter, and quickly became one of the most famous calls of Jon’s long career. He did a similar call on the radio during Game 3 of the 2004 World Series, when Jeff Suppan made a baserunning mistake.
Jon accidentally called a grand slam by Hunter Pence for Buster Posey on April 7, 2016, but corrected himself mid-sentence:
Both Pence and Posey later referenced the call on their social media accounts, and Jon himself used the phrase intentionally a week later when Pence hit another home run.
Jon Miller And Joe Morgan
Jon resumed his duties in Game 4 of the Series. It was announced in November 2010 that Jon and Morgan would not be returning to the Sunday night telecasts for the 2011 season. He was offered, but declined, a continued role with ESPN Radio
Jon Miller Espn
Jon did national television and radio broadcasts of regular-season and postseason games for ESPN From 1990–2010. Most prominently alongside Hall of Famer Joe Morgan on the network’s Sunday Night Baseball telecasts. Among his ESPN assignments, Jon called 13 World Series and 10 League Championship Series for ESPN Radio. During Game 3 of the 2000 World Series, Miller was forced to leave the booth after the top of the first inning due to an upper respiratory infection. Charley Steiner, serving as a field reporter for the network, filled in on play-by-play for the rest of the game; Miller resumed his duties in Game 4 of the Series. In November 2010, it was announced that Miller and Morgan would not be returning to the Sunday night telecasts for the 2011 season. Miller was offered, but declined, a continued role with ESPN
Jon Miller Net Worth | Jon Miller Salary
Jon has an estimated Net Worth $1.3 Million his salary has not been disclosed yet.
Jon Miller Career
Jon took broadcasting classes at the College of San Mateo after graduating from Hayward High School in 1969. He started his broadcasting career at the college’s FM radio station (KCSM-FM) and UHF/PBS TV station (KCSM-TV), which reached much of the Bay Area. Jon’s first baseball broadcasts were from CSM games. When he was 20 years old, Jon joined KFTY-TV in Santa Rosa to work as their sports director. In this period, Jon would sit in the press box at Candlestick Park and record play-by-play of an entire game on his tape recorder. Jon submitted one of these tapes to broadcaster Monte Moore, who helped Miller get his first baseball play-by play job in 1974, calling that year’s World Series champion Oakland Athletics. Jon was dismissed by the Athletics following the 1974 season.
In 1970s for a brief period in the Jon broadcast for the California Golden Seals of the National Hockey League. Jon spent the early part of his career announcing San Francisco Dons and Pacific Tigers men’s college basketball From 1976 to 1980. From 1979 to 1982 he spent at Golden State Warriors as part-time and Washington Bullets. From 1984 to 1985 he spent at the NBA, and the original San Jose Earthquakes of the North American Soccer League as part-time. His first network exposure came in 1976, when he was selected by CBS-TV to broadcast the NASL Championship Game. Jon did play-by-play for the Washington Diplomats of the NASL from 1974to 1976. From 1977 to 1978 he also announced the Soccer Game of the Week for nationally syndicated TVS .
Jon was hired by the Texas Rangers shortly before the 1978 season to replace the ill Dick Risenhoover after the Rangers were unable to lure Fred White from Kansas City. After two seasons with Texas (1978–79), he was hired by the Boston Red Sox (1980–82). “The lure of doing baseball in Boston was too much to pass up,” Miller recalled. He was hired by Baltimore’s WFBR Radio in 1983 , which at the time served as the flagship station for the Baltimore Orioles. Chuck Thompson moved from the radio booth to do TV broadcasts full-time, and WFBR’s president Harry Shriver brought in Miller to handle radio play-by-play duties with fellow broadcaster Tom Marr. In his first year in Baltimore after the 1982 season ,Jon called the Orioles’ World Series championship run, including the last out of Game 5:
Jon made the call of Barry Bonds’ on August 7, 2007 record-breaking 756th home run on KNBR. His call of the historic home run will likely go down in history as the voice of the moment: Three and two to Bonds. Everybody standing here at 24 Willie Mays Plaza. An armada of nautical craft gathered in McCovey Cove beyond the right field wall. Bonds one home run away from history. (crack of the bat) and he swings, and there’s a long one into right center field, way back there, it’s gone! A home run! Into the center field bleachers to the left of the 421 foot marker. An extraordinary shot to the deepest part of the yard! And Barry Bonds with 756 home runs, he has hit more home runs than anyone who has ever played the game! ”
2014 World Series call
Jon made the radio call on KNBR of the final out of the 2014 World Series, the Giants’ third title in five years on October 29, 2014. His call also mentions the pitching performance of Madison Bumgarner through the playoffs. Miller’s call went like this: Madison Bumgarner trying to wrap up this World Series for the Giants. He’s ready. He throws, swing and a pop-up! Sandoval down the line in foul ground, he’s got plenty of room, and he’s got it! And the Giants have won; they have won the World Series for the third time in five years. And Madison Bumgarner has firmly etched his name on the all time World Series record books as one of the greatest World Series pitchers the game has ever seen! ”
From 1986–1989 Miller did backup play-by-play for NBC’s Saturday Game of the Week telecasts, paired with either Tony Kubek or Joe Garagiola. He also called regional telecasts for The Baseball Network in 1994–1995.
Jon did national television and radio broadcasts of regular-season and postseason games for ESPN, most prominently alongside Hall of Famer Joe Morgan on the network’s Sunday Night Baseball telecasts from 1990 to 2010 . Among his ESPN assignments, Jon called 13 World Series and 10 League Championship Series for ESPN Radio. Jon was forced to leave the booth during Game 3 of the 2000 World Series, after the top of the first inning due to an upper respiratory infection. Charley Steiner, serving as a field reporter for the network, filled in on play-by-play for the rest of the game; Miller resumed his duties in Game 4 of the Series. In November 2010, it was announced that Miller and Morgan would not be returning to the Sunday night telecasts for the 2011 season. Miller was offered, but declined, a continued role with ESPN Radio.
Jon’s voice can be heard in the Season 1 Cheers episode “The Tortelli Tort”, during a scene where the gang at the bar is watching a Red Sox game on the television. He 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.
Jon wrote a book with Mark S. Hyman in 1998 entitled Confessions of a Baseball Purist: What’s Right—and Wrong—with Baseball, as Seen from the Best Seat in the House (ISBN 0-8018-6316-3), where he expounds on the current state of the sport. Jon guest-starred as Jordan in the episode “Little Octi Lost” of the 2016 reboot of the Cartoon Network original series The Powerpuff Girls.
Jon Miller Awards
Jon received an number of honors for his ESPN work, including six Cable ACE Award nominations (winning the award in 1991 and 1996) and several Emmy Award nominations. In 1998 the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association inducted him into its Hall of Fame, the Baseball Hall of Fame selected him for its Ford C. Frick Award in 2010, and the National Radio Hall of Fame inducted him in 2014. Jon 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.