Talking Giants Baseball: A San Francisco Giants/Baseball Blog: Major League Baseball Broadcaster Poll Results Are In!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Major League Baseball Broadcaster Poll Results Are In!

Question: Who is the best baseball broadcaster today?

Jon Miller     (3)     25%
Vin Scully     (4)     33%
Duane Kuiper/Mike Krukow (5) 41%

The Talking Giants Baseball Broadcaster Award goes to Kruk and Kuipe! Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow are the well-known Bay Area sportscasters who announce for the San Francsco Giants. 

Duane Kuiper joined the San Francisco Giants in 1982, playing 3 seasons for them. In 1986, after retirement, Kuiper took a broadcasting job with the Giants, calling games alongside Joe Morgan. Kuiper is the current broadcaster for the San Francisco Giants with former Giants pitcher Mike Krukow. In 2010, Kuiper coined the phrase, "Giants baseball, torture," to describe that years' team.

After joining the Giants in December of 1982, Krukow won 20 games for them in 1986. After his retirement in 1989, he joined Kuiper in the broadcast booth as a part-time color analyst in 1990. In 1994, he became a full-time Giants broadcaster. His famous line with the Giants is "grab some pine meat!". Together, Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper make up the famous Kruk and Kuipe duo. 

There you have our broadcaster award winners! Look out for a story featuring them on here and on the Bleacher Report.

 What are your favorite Kruk and Kuipe moments?

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