Don Orsillo is the San Diego Padres’ and MLB’s play-by-play announcer on Bally Sports San Diego and TBS. From 2001 through 2015, Don Orsillo served as the Boston Red Sox’s NESN television announcer. After Dick Enberg retired at the end of the 2016 season, he was subsequently hired by the Padres to take over as the team’s announcer.
Table of Biography
Don Orsillo was born on 16th December 1968, in Melrose, Massachusetts, the United States of America. According to his birth date, he is 53 years old and holds an American nationality. Moreover, he has a birth sign of Sagittarius and his ethnical background is unknown.
Previously, he and his family moved to Maddison, New Hampshire, where he spent his childhood. He interests in baseball from a young age and used to participate on baseball teams.
Besides this, there is no more detailed information regarding his parents, siblings, and childhood days. Looking at his success, his parents might have been supportive of him, and was well raised by them.
Talking about his educational life, he attends John H. Fuller Elementary School for his school-level study. He enrolled in a junior high school nearby Conway, New Hampshire, when he was ten years old. Additionally, he attended Miraleste High School, where he graduated in 1987.
After that, he studied at Northern University, where he was able to earn his Communication Studies degree and graduate. He worked as a Red Sox radio voice intern after graduating from Northern University.
Don Orsillo was seen putting a lot of effort into his goal of being a professional commentator. As a result, he took on several positions as a minor league commentator to get experience. Alongside Matt Damon, he has been seen delivering sports commentary for several clubs, including the Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, and others. He has served as a sports analyst for teams like the Providence College Friars and Boston College Eagles during his career.
Additionally, he was able to work as a commentator for Major League Baseball, as well as for Beanpot Hockey and others. NESN hired him as a commentator for 15 years of his career; however, he was later fired, and Dave O’Brien’s voice has since taken his place.
This move upset his supporters because they had taken a liking to and used to his voice, and many had also begged John Henry to replace him as a commentator. However, Don was later hired as a commentator after Dick Enberg retired.
He has called the Beanpot hockey tournament and the Boston College Eagles men’s basketball for NESN in addition to his Red Sox duties. He also served as Cox Sports’ play-by-play announcer for the men’s basketball team at Providence College. For the Big East Network, which is run by ESPN Regional Television, he has also called Big East basketball games.
From 1994 to 1996, he was the voice of the Springfield Falcons and a broadcaster for the AHL team. He provided one of the voices for the Major League Baseball Division Series on TBS from 2007 to 2013. Each of the four years TBS had exclusive broadcasting rights to the Division Series, he worked as one of the play-by-play announcers.
He handled a few Sunday afternoon regular-season games for TBS as recently as 2017. He started broadcasting a few regular-season Saturday afternoon games for Fox and FS1 in 2017.
Moreover, he returned to announcing playoff games in 2018, working with analyst Dennis Eckersley to broadcast the entire 2018 ALDS between the Astros and the Indians. He joined the postseason team on an ongoing basis and collaborated with commentator Jeff Francoeur.
Awards and Net Worth
As a commentator and announcer, he has earned a decent sum of money in his profession. He earns the 2005 Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association after receiving two New England Emmy Awards in the previous two seasons.
In his NESN debut, he called Hideo Nomo’s no-hitter in Baltimore, for which he was awarded an Emmy in 2003 for best play-by-play. Talking about his net worth, Don’s net worth estimates at around $1.2 million which he earns as an announcer.
Don married Kathy Maguire in 2017. Moreover, the couple is currently living together in Coronado, California. Till now, the couple has not shared information regarding their children.
But, in past, he previously married Lisa. With marriage, the couple has two beautiful daughters, Sydney Orsillo and Madison Orsillo. Other than that, this announcer is not a part of controversy or rumors at the moment.
Body measurements and Social media
This man has salt-pepper hair with blue eyes color. Other than that, there is no more information regarding his other body measurements stats such as height, weight, shoe size, and others.
On his Twitter, there are more than 507k followers. Likewise, there are more than 2.7k followers on Facebook and he is not active on Instagram.