SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants announced Friday that they have signed popular broadcasters Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper to multi-year extensions.
“I am thrilled that two of the most treasured Giants of all time – Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper – will remain in the Giants broadcast booth for the foreseeable future,” said Giants president and CEO Larry Baer in a statement. “Kruk and Kuip do more than just broadcast our games. They are the connection between the Giants and many of our fans who follow us on our broadcasts. They turn every game into a family get-together and they create a narrative that goes way beyond what happens on the field.”
Kuiper and Krukow, Giants teammates for three seasons in the 1980s, are beginning their 24th seasons working together on television and radio broadcasts.
Baer revealed the extension at team’s annual Play Ball Lunch, a fundraiser for the Giants Community Fund. The announcement set up the broadcasters up for some of their deadpan humor later in the program.
“Thanks, Larry,” Krukow said on stage. “It was getting to the point where were starting to look around at the Midwest League to see if we could get a job.”
Kuiper was more serious in the team’s official release: “I am thrilled to be able to work with three of my best friends and to continue to have the opportunity to be part of a tremendous organization like the Giants.”
It is particularly good news for Krukow fans after the spring training announcement that he would be cutting back on his travel schedule due to the degenerative muscle disease inclusion-body myositis.
“I’m thrilled to continue to be able to tell the story of the San Francisco Giants,” Krukow said. “I am so proud of our broadcast team and all the people that put on Giants baseball.”