A member of the Tigers 1968 World Series champions, Jim Price is in his 13th season overall on Tigers broadcasts and his seventh full season on the Tigers Radio Network.
Originally joined Frank Beckmann on the Tigers radio broadcasts in June, 1998, replacing Lary Sorensen…had spent the first part of that season as a feature reporter on FOX Sports Net’s pre-game and “Tigers Weekly” programs.
Began his Tigers broadcasting career on PASS cable telecasts in 1993, serving as color commentator…broadcast Tigers games on cable for five seasons.
Was also the third man in the booth during the Tigers over-the-air broadcasts on WKBD-TV from 1995-97…filled in for a handful of games as play-by-play announcer in 1997.
Played five major league seasons, all with the Tigers…played 64 games, 42 of them at catcher, for the 1968 team that defeated St. Louis in the Fall Classic.
Was purchased by the Tigers in April of 1967 after seven minor league seasons with the Pirates.
Named Minor League Player of the Year in 1963 while with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
A native of Harrisburg, PA, he was a three-sport star at Hershey (PA) High School…refused a number of college football scholarship offers to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960.
Other broadcast credits include work as play-by-play man on Chicago White Sox cable telecasts, color commentary for ESPN college baseball and anchoring weekend sports on Detroit’s WJBK-TV.
Assists in the Tigers front office efforts, focusing on baseball participation camps.
Inducted into the Kinston (NC) Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.
He and his wife, Lisa, founded a non-profit foundation called Jack’s Place in October of 2002 to benefit children with autism…the foundation, named after their son who was diagnosed with autism, hopes to provide all the services a person or family affected by the neurological disorder would need.
Because of the tremendous community and corporate support, the foundation’s five-year plan was reached in a little over a year…Jack’s Place has also formed a partnership with Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan…stage one of their vision will be a resource center that will help educate parents on all aspects of autism and their daily needs.