About jimprice

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.