Dave Flemming Biography – Dave Flemming Wiki
Dave Flemming born David Braxton Flemming is an American sportscaster, currently working as a play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball as well as college football, college basketball, the NBA, and Monday Night Baseball on ESPN.
He grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2004, he started his first full year as an announcer for the team, working with Miller, Duane Kuiper, and Mike Krukow on San Francisco station KNBR and the Giants Radio Network. He currently splits time between the Giants’ radio and television broadcasts.
After graduating from St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in 1994, he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in classics from Stanford University and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. While at Stanford, he broadcast Stanford Cardinal baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, and football and served as Sports Director at KZSU. In 2000, he broadcast play-by-play for the Visalia Oaks and served as the Assistant General Manager, before moving on to the Pawtucket Red Sox.
He called games for three seasons on the eight-station PawSox Radio Network. His rise in the baseball broadcasting industry was fast, as he went from Class-A ball (Visalia) in 2000 to Triple-A from 2001 to 2003 (Pawtucket) and finally the Giants.
He has been calling Giants games in seventeen seasons. On April 27, 2003, in his second-ever major league broadcast, working as a fill-in for Jon Miller, Flemming broadcast the Phillies’ Kevin Millwood’s no-hitter against the Giants. In some ways, it was an indication of the moments to come.
Barry Bonds provided several of those. On May 28, 2006, he had the chance for his voice to go into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum when he was set to call Barry Bonds’ 715th home run, passing Babe Ruth for second place on the all-time home run list.
On July 14, 2006, for a Friday night home game, he made his television broadcast debut for the Giants. Since then, he has appeared both on NBC Sports Bay Area and KNTV during the baseball season. Other milestone broadcasts he contributed to include the calls of Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson’s 300th pitching victories, and the Giants’ Jonathan Sánchez’s no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on July 11, 2009.
On November 1, 2010, during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the World Series at Rangers Ballpark, he made the winning home run call that eventually sealed the Giants’ win, and thus the World Series. On June 13, 2012, he made the radio call of the final out of Matt Cain’s perfect game, the first in the history of the Giants. In 2013 Flemming won an Emmy for his coverage of the perfect game. Later that season, on October 28, 2012, he made the call for the final out of the 2012 World Series.
He was again a part of the broadcasts for the 2014 postseason, and the Giants’ third World Series win of the decade. In his time in San Francisco, he has won three Northern California Emmys for sports play-by-play.
In 2008, he began broadcasting Stanford Cardinal football and basketball. He spent three years as the voice of Stanford basketball on the radio, and six years in that capacity with Stanford football before leaving the Stanford broadcasts to concentrate on his network work.
The time he served as the voice of Stanford football coincided with perhaps the most successful stretch in the school’s football history. His first broadcast on the Stanford radio network was the epic upset of #1 ranked USC on October 6, 2007. Over the next six seasons, Flemming was behind the microphone for the record performances of Toby Gerhart and Andrew Luck, and for three BCS bowl appearances, including a Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin on January 1, 2013.
He became a regular College Basketball on ESPN announcer in 2010, after having called a couple of games for the network the previous season. He primarily works Big 10 games for ESPN, teaming with Dan Dakich and other analysts.
He also calls baseball for ESPN and ESPN Radio, including MLB playoffs every year since 2013. He worked a season calling college football games for the Pac-12 Network in 2012 before shifting to College Football on ESPN in 2013. Also in 2013, Flemming began calling NBA games on ESPN Radio and contributing to Little League World Series coverage on ESPN and ABC. His LLWS work continues to this day. In 2015, Flemming began calling NFL games for ESPN Radio as well. In 2016, he began calling select Monday Night Baseball games for ESPN, as well as College Football Thursday Primetime games.
Dave Flemming Age
He was born on May 31, 1976 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States.
Dave Flemming Wife
He is married to his wife, Jessica Flemming and they live in San Francisco with their children.
Dave Flemming Children
He has identical twin daughters, Katie and Carter and son, David Henry.
Dave Flemming Family
His brother is Will Flemming who is a sports announcer who broadcasts Boston Red Sox games with the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network along side veteran announcer Joe Castiglione.