Jon Miller Profile
Jon Miller born Jon Wesley Miller is a well-known sportscaster in the United States. The majority of his fame stems from his work as a broadcaster for Major League Baseball. Since 1997, he has been working with the San Francisco Giants as a play-by-play broadcaster for their baseball games. Jon Additionally, he worked for ESPN as a baseball broadcaster from the years 1990 through 2010. In 2010, the National Baseball Hall of Fame bestowed upon him the Ford C. Frick Award for lifetime achievement.
Jon Miller Age
Jon was born on October 11, 1951, at Hamilton Air Force Base. He is 72 years old.
Jon Miller Family
Jon was raised in the city of Hayward in California after being born on Hamilton Air Force Base. He learned about the Giants through the radio broadcasts of broadcasters Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons when he was growing up. In 1962, Jon went to Candlestick Park to watch the Giants beat the Dodgers by a score of 19-8. The game took place against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jon used to play Strat-O-Matic when he was a youngster, and he used to record his own play-by-play into a tape recorder. He also added his own crowd noise, vendors, and ads.
Jon Miller Wife
In the 1970s, Jon was a part of a marriage that lasted for seven years and resulted in the birth of two daughters. In 1986, he tracked down the babysitter he had when he was a child, Janine Allen. She had also been married and divorced, and she was the mother of one daughter. They had their first child together in 1987 after they had already tied the knot. Moss Beach, in the state of California, is home for the Miller family. Emilie Miller, the father’s daughter, is an actress who made a guest appearance on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2014.
Jon Miller CRTV
White House correspondent for CRTV and host of “White House Brief,” Jon also covers the White House. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Fox News, The Blaze, and Mercury Radio Arts.
Jon Miller Giants
Since Hank Greenwald’s retirement in 2007, Jon has taken over as the primary play-by-play voice of the San Francisco Giants. He has been calling games on KNBR radio as well as KTVU (1997–2007) and KNTV (2008–present) television since 1997. In February of 2007, he extended his contract as the voice of the Giants for another six years, which would take him through the 2012 season.
Miller was recognized by the Giants organization at AT&T Park in a pregame ceremony approximately one week before he was presented with the Ford C. Frick Award on July 16, 2010. Fellow announcer Dave Flemming was among those who participated in the ceremony. Jon was the one who performed the pre-game ritual of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. On September 4, 2010, John worked his first game for CSN Bay Area as a substitute for Dave Flemming. Flemming was announcing a Stanford football game on the radio at the time. John was in charge of calling the game.
On May 27, 2003, when the Giants were playing against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Jon called a play that resulted in at least three different baserunning errors by Giants outfielder Rubén Rivera and two defensive miscues by the Diamondbacks. Jon announced his victory after Rivera was ultimately thrown out at home plate while attempting to score what would have been the game-winning run.
As a result of the statement being used numerous times on sports radio and highlight shows like as SportsCenter, it rapidly rose to prominence as one of Jon’s most well-known calls during the course of his lengthy career. When Jeff Suppan committed an error while rounding the bases in Game 3 of the 2004 World Series, he made a call on the radio that was quite similar to this one.
On April 7, 2016, Jon mistook Hunter Pence’s at-bat for Buster Posey’s and called it a grand slam, but he quickly caught his mistake and corrected himself:
Later on, Pence and Posey both made references to the call on their own social media profiles, while Jon himself purposefully reprised the phrase a week later when Pence hit another home run to celebrate his achievement.
Jon Miller And Joe Morgan
In Game 4 of the Series, Jon picked up where he left off with his responsibilities. In November of 2010, it was disclosed that Jon and Morgan would not be participating in the Sunday night telecasts of the show during the 2011 season. A continuous role with ESPN Radio was made available to him, but he turned it down.
Jon Miller ESPN
Between the years 1990 and 2010, Jon was employed by ESPN to provide national television and radio broadcasts of regular-season and postseason games. Joe Morgan, a future Hall of Famer, has been featured with him most notably on the network’s Sunday Night Baseball telecasts. Jon has worked for ESPN in a variety of capacities, including the broadcasting of 13 World Series and 10 League Championship Series for ESPN Radio.
Because of an upper respiratory ailment, Miller had to leave the broadcast booth following the top of the first inning of Game 3 of the World Series in the year 2000.
Play-by-play responsibilities for the remainder of the game were handled by Charley Steiner, who was working for the network as a field reporter. Miller returned to his normal role for Game 4 of the Series.
Miller and Morgan’s departure from the Sunday night telecasts for the 2011 season was confirmed to take place in November of 2010, when the announcement was made public.
Miller was offered to continue his work with ESPN, but he turned down the offer.
Jon Miller Net Worth
Jon has an estimated Net Worth of $1.3 Million.
Jon Miller Salary
Information about his earnings is not available but will be updated as soon as possible
Jon Miller Career
After receiving his diploma from Hayward High School in 1969, Jon attended the College of San Mateo to pursue his interest in broadcasting. His first job in the broadcasting industry was at the college’s FM radio station (KCSM-FM) and UHF/PBS TV station (KCSM-TV), both of which were able to cover a large portion of the Bay Area. The first games Jon ever broadcast on the radio were CSM contests. Jon began his career in television at the age of 20, when he was hired on at KFTY-TV in Santa Rosa in the role of sports director.
During this time, Jon would take his spot in the press box at Candlestick Park, where he would use his tape recorder to keep track of every single play of an entire game. Miller got his first job as a baseball play-by-play announcer in 1974 with the Oakland Athletics, who were the champions of that year’s World Series. Jon gave one of these cassettes to the broadcaster Monte Moore, who helped Miller get the position. After the conclusion of the 1974 campaign, the Athletics decided to release Jon from his contract.
During a small portion of his career in the 1970s, Jon worked as a broadcaster for the California Golden Seals of the National Hockey League. Between the years 1976 and 1980, Jon served as the play-by-play announcer for men’s collegiate basketball games involving the San Francisco Dons and the Pacific Tigers.
Between the years 1979 and 1982, he split his time between the Washington Bullets and the Golden State Warriors. Between the years 1984 and 1985, he split his time between the National Basketball Association and the inaugural San Jose Earthquakes of the North American Soccer League. His first appearance on a network occurred in 1976, when CBS-TV gave him the opportunity to report the North American Soccer League Championship Game. Between the years 1974 and 1976, Jon served as the play-by-play announcer for the Washington Diplomats of the NASL. In addition, he was the announcer for the “Soccer Game of the Week” on nationally syndicated television from 1977 to 1978.
Shortly before the start of the 1978 season, the Texas Rangers decided to replace the injured Dick Risenhoover with Jon, who they recruited as their new manager after their attempts to sign Fred White from Kansas City were unsuccessful. After spending the 1978 and 1979 seasons with the Texas Rangers, he was recruited by the Boston Red Sox (1980–82). Miller reflected that the opportunity to play baseball in Boston was too alluring for him to pass up. In 1983, he received a job offer from WFBR Radio in Baltimore, which at the time worked as the flagship station for the Baltimore Orioles. He started working there.
Miller was hired in by WFBR’s president Harry Shriver to handle radio play-by-play responsibilities along with fellow broadcaster Tom Marr after Chuck Thompson moved from the radio booth to perform TV broadcasts full-time. Thompson had previously worked alongside Miller at WFBR. After the conclusion of the 1982 MLB season, Jon moved to Baltimore and in his first year there he called the Orioles’ World Series title run, including the final out in Game 5:
On August 7, 2007, Jon called the record-breaking 756th home run that Barry Bonds hit on KNBR. This call was made by Jon. It’s likely that his call of the historic home run will be remembered as the voice of the moment: Bonds receives a score of three and two. Everyone who is currently present at this location at 24 Willie Mays Plaza. A fleet of boats could be seen congregating in McCovey Cove, which is located beyond the right-field wall.
Bonds is just one home run away from entering the record books. (the sound of the bat cracking) and he takes a swing, and it goes deep into right-center field, way out there, it’s gone! A walk off hit! To the left of the 421-foot marker, in the bleachers that are located in center field. An incredible shot that went all the way to the back of the yard! And Barry Bonds, who has 756 home runs, has more home runs than any other player in the history of the game.
Invitation to the 2014 World Series
On October 29, 2014, Jon was the radio commentator for the final out of the 2014 World Series on KNBR. This victory gave the Giants their third World Series championship in the last five years. His call also makes reference to Madison Bumgarner’s stellar performance as a pitcher throughout the playoffs. The call that Miller made went something like this: “Madison Bumgarner is attempting to close out this World Series for the Giants.” He is prepared.
He can toss, swing, and pop up all at the same time! Sandoval is in foul territory down the line, and he has plenty of room to work with. He’s got it! The Giants were victorious, as they took home the World Series trophy for the third time in the last five seasons. And Madison Bumgarner has permanently etched his name into the all-time World Series record books, solidifying his place as one of the greatest World Series pitchers the game has ever seen.
Miller worked as a backup play-by-play announcer for NBC’s Saturday Game of the Week telecasts from 1986 through 1989. He was paired with either Tony Kubek or Joe Garagiola during that time. In the years 1994–1995, he was also heard on various regional broadcasts of The Baseball Network.
Jon was a part of ESPN’s regular season and postseason game broadcasts on national television and radio, most notably alongside Hall of Famer Joe Morgan on the network’s Sunday Night Baseball telecasts from 1990 to 2010. Jon has worked for ESPN in a variety of capacities, including the broadcasting of 13 World Series and 10 League Championship Series for ESPN Radio. Due to an upper respiratory ailment, Jon was not able to continue calling Game 3 of the 2000 World Series after the top of the first inning and was forced to depart the broadcast booth.
Play-by-play responsibilities for the remainder of the game were handled by Charley Steiner, who was working for the network as a field reporter. Miller returned to his normal role for Game 4 of the Series. Miller and Morgan’s departure from the Sunday night telecasts for the 2011 season was confirmed to take place in November of 2010, when the announcement was made public. Miller was asked to continue his work with ESPN Radio, but he turned down the offer.
In the episode “The Tortelli Tort” from Season 1 of Cheers, Jon’s voice may be heard during a scene in which the gang at the bar is watching a Red Sox game on the screen. The scenario takes place in the bar. In addition to making cameo appearances as himself in two episodes of the HBO series Arliss, he may be heard speaking for a few seconds in the movies 61* and Summer Catch, as well as in the English version of the animated feature My Neighbors the Yamadas.
Jon collaborated with Mark S. Hyman in the writing of a book published in 1998 under the title 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). In this book, Jon discusses his thoughts on the state of baseball at the time of the book’s publication. In the 2016 version of the revival of the classic Cartoon Network series The Powerpuff Girls, the episode “Little Octi Lost” had a cameo appearance by Jon in the role of Jordan.
Jon Miller Awards
Because of his work at ESPN, Jon was recognized with a number of awards, including six nominations for the Cable ACE Award (which he ultimately won in 1991 and 1996) and several nominations for the Emmy Award. In 1998, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. In 2010, he was given the Ford C. Frick Award by the Baseball Hall of Fame, and in 2014, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
In 2010, Jon was presented with the honor of being inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame by Dan Odum, his broadcasting professor from the College of San Mateo. Dan Odum was also Jon’s presenter during the ceremony.