Dave Flemming

David Braxton Flemming (born May 31, 1976) is an American sportscaster, currently working as a play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball as well as college football, college basketball, and Monday Night Baseball on ESPN and NBA basketball on ESPN Radio.

Flemming grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, listening to current Giants partner Jon Miller call Baltimore Orioles games. In 2004, Flemming began his first full year as an announcer for the team, working with Miller, Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow on San Francisco station KNBR and the Giants Radio Network. He currently splits time between the Giants' radio and television broadcasts.

Dave Flemming
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Dave Flemming calls a San Francisco Giants game on April 10, 2013.
Born
David Braxton Flemming

May 31, 1976 (age 42)
Sports commentary career
Genre(s)Play-by-play announcer
SportsBaseball, football, basketball

Early life and career

After graduating from St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in 1994, Flemming received bachelor's and master's degrees in classics from Stanford University and a master's degree in broadcast journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. While at Stanford, Flemming broadcast Stanford Cardinal baseball, men's and women's basketball, and football and served as Sports Director at KZSU. In 2000, he broadcast play-by-play for the Visalia Oaks and served as the assistant General Manager, before moving on to the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Flemming teamed with PawSox radio broadcaster Andy Freed for three seasons on the eight-station PawSox Radio Network. His rise in the baseball broadcasting industry was fast, as he went from Class-A ball (Visalia) in 2000 to Triple-A from 2001–2003 (Pawtucket) and finally the Giants.

Career with the San Francisco Giants

In twelve seasons calling Giants games, Flemming has been a part of many memorable on-air moments.

On April 27, 2003, in his second ever major league broadcast, working as a fill-in for Jon Miller, Flemming broadcast the Phillies' Kevin Millwood's no-hitter against the Giants. In some ways it was an indication of the moments to come.

Barry Bonds provided several of those. On May 28, 2006, Flemming had the chance for his voice to go into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum when he was set to call Barry Bonds' 715th home run, passing Babe Ruth for second place on the all-time home run list. However, as he was making the call, his microphone went dead:

Finley runs. The payoff pitch. A swing and a drive! Deep cen –

Flemming, unaware of the problem, continued to make the call, but all listeners heard was about ten seconds of dead air. Only Duane Kuiper's call on Fox Sports Net's broadcast was sent to the Hall of Fame.[1] On September 23 of the same year, during Flemming's third-inning call of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park, Bonds hit a home run off left-hander Chris Capuano. This was Bonds' 734th career homer (26th for the season), which broke Hank Aaron's record for National League home runs. (Aaron hit his last 21 homers as an American League player.) Eventually on August 4, 2007, Flemming was able to call Bonds' record-tying 755th home run in San Diego on the radio against the San Diego Padres.

That call of #755 proved to be a notable one in a weekend of milestone moments for Bonds and Alex Rodriguez. Later that week, the New York Times sports media critic Richard Sandomir wrote of the collection of broadcasts that past weekend,

"But the best one on radio or TV came from Dave Flemming, the Giants’ radio announcer, who said clearly and excitedly on KNBR: "Bonds swings, 2-1 pitch. He drives one to left. Going back on the ball is Hairston. It's gone. Off the facing of the second deck. And Barry Bonds has equaled baseball's all-time home run record: 755 for Bonds."

On July 14, 2006, for a Friday night home game, Flemming made his television broadcast debut for the Giants. Since then, he has appeared both on NBC Sports Bay Area and KNTV during the baseball season.

Other milestone broadcasts Flemming contributed to include the calls of Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson's 300th pitching victories, and the Giants' Jonathan Sánchez's no hitter against the San Diego Padres on July 11, 2009.

On November 1, 2010, during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the World Series at Rangers Ballpark, Flemming made the winning home run call that eventually sealed the Giants' win, and thus the World Series:

Lee pitches...Rentería hits a high drive, deep left-center field, David Murphy going back, he's on the warning track, IT IS...GOOONNNNE! Édgar Rentería...has hit a three-run homer...against Cliff Lee! And the Giants lead here in the World Series, 3-0! Édgar Rentería, the World Series hero, and it's 3-0 here...the Giants are nine outs away...

On June 13, 2012, Flemming made the radio call of the final out of Matt Cain's perfect game, the first in the history of the Giants. In 2013 Flemming (along with Kuiper and Miller) won an Emmy for his coverage of the perfect game.

Later that season, on October 28, 2012, Flemming made the call for the final out of the 2012 World Series.

2 and 2 the count. Romo shakes off Posey. Now has the one he likes. Romo's 2-2 pitch on the way... Cabrera TAKES STRIKE THREE CALLED! And the Giants have won the World Series in Detroit! And the celebration begins as the Giants mob the mound! Cabrera strikes out looking to end it! And not only have the Giants won the World Series, they have swept the Tigers in 4 games in dominant fashion. And it's the second World Series title for the Giants in the last three seasons. It's Romo who gets the final out, and he gets the great Miguel Cabrera to win it for the Giants, and the celebration begins here in Detroit, and we can only imagine how the celebration has begun back in San Francisco.

Stanford football and basketball

Starting in 2008, Flemming began broadcasting Stanford Cardinal football and basketball. He spent three years as the voice of Stanford basketball on the radio, and six years in that capacity with Stanford football before leaving the Stanford broadcasts to concentrate on his network work.

The period Flemming served as the voice of Stanford football coincided with perhaps the most successful stretch in the school's football history. Flemming's first broadcast on the Stanford radio network was the epic upset of #1 ranked USC on October 6, 2007. Over the next six seasons, Flemming was behind the microphone for the record performances of Toby Gerhart and Andrew Luck, and for three BCS bowl appearances, including a Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin on January 1, 2013.

National work

Flemming became a regular College Basketball on ESPN announcer in 2010, after having called a couple of games for the network the previous season. He primarily works Pac-12, Big 12, and WCC games for ESPN, teaming with Sean Farnham, Fran Fraschilla, and other analysts.

He has also called baseball for ESPN and ESPN Radio, and worked a season calling college football games for the Pac-12 Network in 2012 before shifting to College Football on ESPN in 2013. Also in 2013, Flemming began calling NBA games on ESPN Radio and contributing to Little League World Series coverage on ESPN and ABC. In 2015, Flemming began calling NFL games for ESPN Radio as well.[2] In 2016, he began calling select Monday Night Baseball games for ESPN,[3] as well as College Football Thursday Primetime games.[4]

Personal life

Flemming and his wife, Jessica, live in San Francisco with their identical twin daughters Katie and Carter and their son David Henry.

References

  1. ^ Transcript from Neil Conan's interview with Dave Flemming on the Monday, May 29, 2006 edition of Talk of the Nation on National Public Radio (NPR) News.
  2. ^ Zaas, Stuart (November 15, 2015). "Lions at Packers: Broadcast Info". DetroitLions.com. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  3. ^ Cafardo, Ben (January 13, 2016). "ESPN Names New Sunday Night Baseball Analysts: Jessica Mendoza & Aaron Boone". ESPN Media Zone. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  4. ^ Volner, David (July 20, 2016). "ESPN Announces New Commentators for Thursday and Friday Night College Football Telecasts; David Pollack Re-Signs". ESPN Media Zone. Retrieved September 3, 2016.

External links

2013 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2013 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 6–11, 2013 at the Orleans Arena in the Las Vegas-area community of Paradise, Nevada. Gonzaga, which entered the tournament as the top-ranked team in both major polls, claimed the school's 12th tournament title overall and 10th under current head coach Mark Few.

2014 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2014 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 6–11, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada. This was the sixth consecutive year the WCC Tournament took place in Vegas after the WCC and the Orleans reached a 3-year extension to keep the tournament in Vegas through 2016.

Dave Jageler

Dave Jageler (born c. 1971) is an American baseball broadcaster. He joined Charlie Slowes in the Washington Nationals radio broadcast booth to call games in 2006.

Prior to joining the Washington Nationals, Jageler was the voice of the International League Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox for the 2005 season. He has also called baseball games for the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Chiefs. Pawtucket is noted as being a springboard for Major League baseball broadcasters. Jageler joins former Pawtucket announcers Gary Cohen (New York Mets), Don Orsillo (Boston Red Sox), Dave Flemming (San Francisco Giants), Andy Freed (Tampa Bay Devil Rays) and Aaron Goldsmith (Seattle Mariners) in the Majors. Before working as a full-time baseball announcer, Jageler worked in Boston and Charlotte, North Carolina as a sportscaster, co-hosting talk shows and doing play by play of various sports, including fill-in work on the Boston Celtics radio network and serving as the team's PA announcer during part of the 2002–03 NBA season. While in Charlotte he was the voice of Collegiate Division I Charlotte 49ers (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) basketball team.

Jageler is a 1993 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

ESPNU College Basketball

ESPNU College Basketball is a broadcast of NCAA Division I college basketball on ESPNU.

ESPN College Basketball broadcast teams

The ESPN College Basketball broadcast teams are listed in the table below. These are weekly regular-season pairings for College Basketball on ESPN, including games broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2.

ESPN College Football Thursday Primetime

ESPN College Football Primetime is a live game presentation of Division 1-FBS college football on ESPN. In the past, the presenting sponsor was Cooper Tires, but since the 2006 season, the current presenting sponsor is Applebee's. The game telecast airs every Thursday night at 7:45pm ET during the college football regular season. The game is preceded by a 30-minute segment with Adnan Virk, Joey Galloway and Jesse Palmer, all of whom also appear on the halftime report. This game telecast is also presented in high definition on ESPNHD.

It has broadcast games from numerous conferences including the SEC, ACC and the Big East. This game is often seen as the ESPN Game of the Week along with the Saturday night telecast.

The most visible voices of ESPN College Football Primetime over the years have been Mike Tirico, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso, but none remain in the booth, with Tirico and Herbstreit being promoted and Corso cutting back on his schedule. The current commentators are Dave Flemming on play-by-play and Laura Rutledge as field reporter along with a group of rotating ESPN analysts since 2017.

Flemming

Flemming is a surname and a male given name referring, like the more common Fleming, to an inhabitant (or descendant thereof) of Flanders, a region overlapping parts of modern Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. Notable people with the name include:

Surname:

Arthur Flemming, American government official

Bill Flemming, American sportscaster

Brian Flemming, American film director, playwright, and activist

Dave Flemming, American sportscaster

Georg Detlev von Flemming, Saxon-Polish general

Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, Saxon and Brandenburg Field Marshal

Hugh John Flemming, Canadian politician

James Kidd Flemming, Canadian businessman and politician

Jane Flemming, Austrian track and field athlete

John Flemming, English economist

John Flemming (racing driver), Canadian racing driver

Robert Flemming, English cleric

Sarah Mae Flemming, American civil rights activist

Thomas Flemming, German swimmer

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Flemming Christensen, Danish footballer

Flemming Flindt, Danish choreographer

Flemming Hansen (disambiguation), multiple people

Flemming Povlsen, Danish footballer

Flemming Rasmussen, Danish producer

Flemming Østergaard, Danish business man

List of ESPN College Football broadcast teams

The ESPN College Football Broadcast Teams are listed in the table below, including games broadcast on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN News, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, and ESPN Radio.

Note: All ESPN games are also simulcast on WatchESPN.

Broadcast pairings for college football are weekly and are subject to change.

List of Major League Baseball on ESPN Radio broadcasters

Listed below is a list of Major League Baseball on ESPN Radio broadcasters by both name and year since the program's debut on ESPN Radio in 1998.

List of Orange Bowl broadcasters

Television network, play-by-play and color commentator for the Orange Bowl from 1953 to the present.

List of Redbox Bowl broadcasters

The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have broadcast college football's Redbox Bowl throughout the years.

List of WAC Men's Basketball Tournament Finals broadcasters

This is a list of broadcasters who have presented the finals of the WAC Men's Basketball Tournament on television and radio. The Tournament is a basketball competition in the United States, organized by the Western Athletic Conference.

List of current Major League Baseball broadcasters

The following is a list of current (entering the 2019 season) Major League Baseball broadcasters for each individual team. Some franchises have a regular color commentator while others (such as the Milwaukee Brewers) use two play-by-play announcers, with the primary often doing more innings than the secondary. Secondary play-by-play announcers are noted by bold and the number of innings of play-by-play are listed after.

In pay television, 15 teams broadcast on Fox Sports Networks affiliates (including the New York Yankees on YES Network), five on NBC Sports Regional Networks affiliates and four on AT&T SportsNet affiliates. Meanwhile, the New York Mets are broadcast on SportsNet New York; Los Angeles Dodgers on Spectrum SportsNet LA; Baltimore and Washington on Mid-Atlantic Sports Network; Boston on New England Sports Network; and Toronto on Sportsnet.

San Francisco Giants Radio Network

The San Francisco Giants Radio Network is the radio network of the San Francisco Giants. There are 12 stations (seven AM, three FM, and two FM translators) in the English-language network, including the flagship KNBR/680 AM. Additionally, KXZM/93.7 FM carries the team's broadcasts in Spanish, bringing the total number of radio stations carrying Giants baseball to 13. The network is identified on-air as the KNBR Northern California Honda Dealers Radio Network.

Announcers include Jon Miller, Dave Flemming, Duane Kuiper, and Mike Krukow on the English-language broadcasts, with Erwin Higueros, Tito Fuentes, and Marvin Benard handling Spanish-language duties.

Super Tuesday (TV series)

Super Tuesday appears on ESPN and ESPN2 every Tuesday in prime time with the biggest regular-season games in college basketball. The show is similar to Big Monday, Thursday Night Showcase and Wednesday Night Hoops.

On ESPN the games include a Southeastern Conference match-up, usually at 9 pm ET, with Joe Tessitore and Sean Farnham, preceded by a Big Ten matchup, usually at 7 pm ET with Dave Flemming or Dan Shulman providing play-by-play and analysis by Dan Dakich. Molly McGrath is the sideline reporter for the Flemming or Shulman-Dakich team while Kaylee Hartung fulfills the role for the Tessitore-Farnham team. ESPN2 will carry a game between two teams from the Big 12 Conference with Jon Sciambi and Miles Simon. The in-studio host is Rece Davis, who works alongside ESPN analysts Fran Fraschilla and Jay Williams. They deliver the half-time and post-game reports, along with live in-game updates, and also appear on College GameNight later that night.

Thursday Night Showcase

Thursday Night Showcase appears every Thursday with the biggest games in college basketball in primetime during the regular season on ESPN and ESPN2. The games include, on ESPN, an ACC battle at 7pm ET with Mike Patrick doing play- by- play and Len Elmore as color commentator. ESPN's 9pm ET game features the Big Ten with Dave O'Brien and Stephen Bardo on the call. On ESPN2, a Big East game, shown at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m., is called by Dave Pasch and Doris Burke. In the other slot, ESPN2 offers a game from the West Coast Conference with Dave Flemming and either Sean Farnham or Miles Simon calling that game. The studio host is Karl Ravech along with analysis from Dan Dakich. They deliver the half time report, post game report and live in-game updates. The gang also appears on College GameNight later that night.

The program is part of ESPN's business strategy of ensuring that every day of the week has sports events with a large audience. Other programs that are part of this strategy are Big Monday, Super Tuesday and Wednesday Night Hoops.Some of these games and all of the in-studio reports are produced in high definition for ESPNHD and ESPN2HD. Thursday Night Showcase is similar to Big Monday, Super Tuesday and Wednesday Night Hoops.

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