Who are the faceless voices that announce the Diamondbacks Games?
Ever wonder who are the voices during the Diamondbacks games?
If you have, you’re not alone. There are plenty of people who announce Diamondbacks games, either on TV or Radio. There’s also pre- and post- game shows where there’s even more announcers. In this article, I’ll be sharing who each set of announcers are regarding television, radio, Spanish-Language broadcasters, and the in-ballpark announcers.
First up, let’s start with the TV guys who are on Bally Sports Arizona. This duo has been announcing since 2014 or so and have hardly missed a game. That duo is:
Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly
Steve Berthiaume: A former host of SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight, announcer of the College World Series games, and a multitude of other events came to announce the Diamondbacks in 2013. He replaced Darren Sutton. Steve is the play-by-play announcer for every Dbacks game on Bally Sports Arizona. He’s known for giving players their nickname, loving baseball, and providing a rather friendly/upbeat voice to the games. Originally from Boston, he’s adapted rather well to the Desert Heat. He hosts a number of shows on Bally Sports Arizona, including his namesake show “Cup of Coffee with Steve Berthiaume”. On this show, he’s interviewed countless Diamondbacks players, executives, and others related to the team. Steve’s given the organization stability at the TV play-by-play announcing position as he’s the longest tenured in team history.
Bob Brenly: Bob has been with the team since the beginning minus a few years. He was the team’s first ever color analyst back in 1998 when the first Diamondbacks game was played. Bob then became the team’s manager in 2001. He won the World Series with the team that year. He stayed on as manager until mid-2004 season. Upon losing his managerial gig, he soon caught on with the Cubs to be their color analyst. He remained with them until the Diamondbacks got him to come back in 2013 to serve as the Color Analyst with Steve. He’s remained in that role ever since. In 2018, Brenly was named to the 20th Anniversary Team being voted as the best Manager the Diamondbacks have ever had. Bob’s still going strong and should be with the team a while longer.