Verdejo: Astros voice Bill Brown retiring after 30 seasons

From Angel Verdejo Jr. at the Houston Chronicle on September 22, 2016, on SABR member Bill Brown:

Longtime Astros television broadcaster Bill Brown will retire after the 2016 season, the team announced today.

Brown joined the Astros in 1987 and served as the team’s primary TV voice for the past 30 years.
His final scheduled broadcast will be the Astros home finale Sept. 28 against the Mariners (1:10 p.m.).


Among Brown’s memorable calls include Craig Biggio’s 3,000th hit in 2007, Jeff Bagwell’s 400th career home run in 2003, and two no-hitters – Darryl Kile’s in 1993 and Mike Fiers’ last season against the Dodgers.

“This is one of the best play-by-play jobs in the country,” Brown said of his 30 seasons with the Astros. “Astros fans, the Astros organization and the community of Houston has been great to us. We never dreamed when I took this job that we’d be here this long.”

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Originally published: September 22, 2016. Last Updated: September 22, 2016.