James Dennis Hunter (born 1959)[1] is a sports announcer, most recently with the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball. His 24-year tenure with the team began in 1997. Hunter announced that the Orioles were not renewing his contract via Twitter on January 22, 2021.[2]

Hunter in 2009
Hunter in 2009

Biography

Hunter was with CBS Radio Sports from 1982 to 1996. While with CBS Radio he called the baseball 'Game of the Week' from 1986 to the end of his tenure there, as well as numerous postseason series. He was also a studio announcer for CBS Radio during the 1992 and 1994 Olympic Winter Games. He is the host of O's Extra as well as calling select play-by-play games and is a former lead voice of the Orioles. He called MASN's coverage of college football and basketball.

Hunter graduated from St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel Township, New Jersey in 1977, and was inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. He graduated from Seton Hall University in 1982 and was active in the school's radio station, WSOU. Hunter also attended Brookdale Community College.[3]

Hunter lives in Fallston, Maryland with his wife Bonnie; they have three children.[4]

References

  1. ^ Kent, Milton. "A new tune for O's voice Broadcaster: Play-by-play man Jim Hunter, who makes his debut for the Orioles with today's exhibition vs. the Twins, is not afraid of the inevitable comparisons with Jon Miller". baltimoresun.com.
  2. ^ Hunter, Jim (January 22, 2021). "Jim Hunter on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  3. ^ "Broadcasters | orioles.com: Team". Baltimore Orioles. February 19, 2010. Archived from the original on February 19, 2010. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  4. ^ MASN News & Information: Jim Hunter Retrieved 2014-10-26.