BOSTON, MA – The WEEI Red Sox Radio Network today announced that Joe Castiglione has agreed to a two-year contract extension to remain the voice of Boston Red Sox baseball. Castiglione, who has been calling Red Sox games for 31 years, will continue in his current role alongside Dave O’Brien through the 2015 season, making him the longest tenured announcer in the Red Sox history.
Castiglione, was nominated earlier this week by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for the Ford C. Frick award, given to baseball broadcasters of long and meritorious service. Known for his signature, “Can you believe it” call, Castiglione has broadcast some of the most memorable moments in Red Sox history from Carl Yastrzemski’s last game in 1983 to Roger Clemens 20 strikeout game, Dave Roberts steal in Game 4 against the Yankees, and the Red Sox’s historic 2004 and 2007 World Series Championships.”
“I am extremely happy to continue in the best job in New England. I've been blessed to be a part of a signature franchise that has enabled me to be a witness to some of the most historic moments in Red Sox history,” said Joe Castiglione. “From spring training, to opening day, to that famous final out in St. Louis in 2004 I’ve had the best seats in the house. I would also like to thank the Red Sox organization, Entercom, my wife Jan, my family, all my past broadcast partners and Dave O’Brien for their loyalty and support they have given me over the years.”
“Joe is more than a just broadcaster; he’s become as iconic as Fenway Park or the Green Monster. One of the reasons the Boston Red Sox are such a part of the fabric of New England is because of the work and the voice of Joe Castiglione,” said WEEI Brand Manager Kevin Graham. “We are proud to announce that this Hall of Fame nominated announcer isn’t going anywhere. Joe will be right behind home plate calling Red Sox games for another two seasons…and hopefully many more.”
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