Joseph Angel (born May 5, 1948) is a retired American sportscaster best known for calling play-by-play for several Major League Baseball teams, including 19 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles Radio Network. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Angel is famous for his proper pronunciation of Latino players' names.
As a teenager, Angel first emigrated with his family to Chicago, before eventually settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. In high school he played baseball and football (teaming with O. J. Simpson on the latter), and after graduating from City College of San Francisco began a career in broadcasting.
In the 1970s Angel broadcast for the San Francisco Giants (1977–78), as well as Stanford University football and University of San Francisco basketball. Stints with the Minnesota Twins (1984–86), Baltimore Orioles (1988–90, 1992) and New York Yankees (1991) followed. In 1993, he left the Orioles to become the Florida Marlins' first radio voice, and was behind the microphone for the Marlins' first world championship in 1997, which was the same year he took over the television broadcast as well, a position he would hold until 2000. After two years with ESPN (2000–01), Angel returned to the Giants in 2002 (teaming with former Orioles partner Jon Miller); and in 2004 he began a second tenure with the Orioles. In his career, he was also engaged in World Series two times as a broadcaster.
Angel lives in El Dorado Hills, California with his wife Antoinette. He has three grown children: Tony, Natalie and Jonathan. Angel's son, Jonathan, was one of the stars of the teen sitcom Saved by the Bell: The New Class.
On February 14, 2019, Joe Angel announced his retirement.