NBC Sports California names Chris Caray as play-by-play announcer for A – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA names Chris Caray as play-by-play announcer for the Oakland Athletics

the fourth Generation MLB announcer joins primary television play-by-play voice Jenny Cavnar

San Francisco – February 20, 2024 – NBC Sports California named Chris Caray play-by-play announcer for his live coverage of the Oakland Athletics, it was announced Tuesday. He joins Jenny Cavnar, who was named last week as the primary play-by-play voice for Network A's coverage. Caray became the fourth generation of his family to work as a play-by-play announcer in Major League Baseball.

Most recently, Caray, along with his identical twin brother Stefan, has handled the bullpen for the Amarillo Sod Poodles, the Arizona Diamondbacks' Double-A, and Arizona Fall League affiliate. He previously held the same role for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Caray also has baseball contact experience at Valdosta State University and Georgia Gwinnett College for baseball, softball and soccer.

“Chris has tremendous skill as a broadcaster and a true passion for his craft, which is why he is a growing talent in broadcasting,” said Matt Murphy, President and General Manager of NBC Sports California and NBC Sports Bay Area. “We are proud to have Chris and Jenny join Dallas Braden as members of our talented coverage team, and we look forward to the season with them in the broadcast booth.”

Caray follows his father Chip, grandfather Skip and great-grandfather Harry into MLB broadcasts. Chip Caray is the current television play-by-play voice of the St. Louis Cardinals. Louis Cardinals. Skip Caray hit the most notable games called for the Atlanta Braves from 1976 to 2008. Harry Caray received the Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the significant contributions he made to the game of baseball during his legendary broadcast career covering the Cardinals (1945) to 1969 ), the A's (1970), the Chicago White Sox (1971 to 1981) and the Chicago Cubs (1982 to 1997).

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“Ever since I was a 12-year-old kid, I’ve dreamed of being a major league broadcaster,” Caray said. “Now, I'm thrilled that this dream has become a reality. I'm honored and proud to join a franchise with the rich history of the Oakland A's, and I can't wait to grow with this exciting young team and my new partners with NBC Sports California, Jenny Cavnar and Dallas Braden.”

Caray earned a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. As a student, he spent two years as sports director for WUOG Radio, the university's radio station. In this role, he received the prestigious WSB Radio Award, which honors the most outstanding student broadcaster in the state of Georgia.

NBC Sports California

NBC Sports California, part of the NBC Sports Regional Networks group within NBCUniversal Local, provides exclusive live game coverage of MLB's Oakland Athletics, the NBA's Sacramento Kings and the NHL's San Jose Sharks. NBC Sports California, serving Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii, offers hundreds of live events annually, along with news, analysis, commentary programming and original content. NBC Sports California's digital portfolio, led by NBCSportsBayArea.com and the NBC Sports Bay Area mobile app, is the premier source for video on demand, including live game broadcasts, audio, scripted content and other features covering area teams, athletes and sporting events.

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