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Rich Waltz Biography

Rich Waltz (born October 22, 1962) is an American television play-by-play commentator. A three-time Emmy winner, Waltz is best known for calling television broadcasts for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball from 2005 to 2017.

In November 2017, Waltz’s dismissal by Fox Sports Florida and the Marlins was criticized by fans and media. Currently, Waltz calls baseball for MLB Network and College Football and Basketball for CBS Sports Network, CBS Sports, FS1, Fox Sports, and Turner Sports. This June, Waltz called Kumar Rocker’s 19 strikeout no-hitter for Vanderbilt in the NCAA Super Regionals on ESPN.

Rich Waltz Age

Waltz was born on October 22, 1962, in Martinez, California. He is 56 years old as of 2018.

Rich Waltz Family

Waltz was born on October 22, 1962, in Martinez, California, United States. He is American by birth and his zodiac sign is Libra. The name of his father and mother has not been documented anywhere but the name of his brother ‘John’ was made known during an interview.

He revealed that his passion for baseball is from a very young age, and remembered how his father would let him and his brother play baseball when they were kids. He thinks his father to be the inspiration for his love of the game of baseball. He also played baseball in college, once at Pittsburg, California for Los Medanos College and at the University of California, Davis.

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Rich Waltz Broadcasting career

Major League Baseball

From 2012–2015, Waltz called games on Fox’s Saturday Baseball package, and he has filled in on MLB Network’s Thursday Night Baseball coverage. Waltz has called three World Baseball Classics (WBC) for MLB Network; in 2013 and 2017 he partnered with Buck Martinez and called two rounds of the WBC in Japan.

Waltz joined FSN Florida from FSN Northwest. He has also called Major League Baseball games for Fox, ESPN, ESPN Radio, and FX nationally along with the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays broadcast on CBC Television in Canada. Additionally, Waltz has called five no-hitters including Aníbal Sánchez’s in September 2006, Roy Halladay’s perfect game on May 29, 2010, and Henderson Alvarez’s no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers on the final game of the 2013 Major League Baseball season.

Other sports

From 1997–2002, Waltz called college football games for ESPN, ESPN Radio and ABC in the Big Ten, SEC and ACC conferences. Waltz’s ESPN assignments included Major League Baseball, NCAA basketball, Arena Football, NCAA college softball World Series, Little League World Series Regional Finals, and Major League Soccer.

His football experience also includes NFL Europe for Fox, Pac-12 Football for FSN, and NFL preseason games for the Seattle Seahawks. Waltz has also called both ATP and WTA events on Tennis Channel, including 2015 events from Dubai, Doha, and Buenos Aires.

From 2010 to 2012, Waltz called games on ACC College Football Saturday and SEC Saturday Nights produced and distributed by Fox Sports Net and Raycom Sports. His college basketball work has included games in every major conference for Fox, ESPN, CBS Sports Network, and Raycom. In 2012, he called the Reese’s College All-Star Game at the Final Four for TNT.  Since 2015 Waltz’ College football analysts have included Adam Archuleta, Aaron Murray, and David Diehl.

Philanthropic work

In 2006, Waltz helped create and organize the FSN Fantasy Auction, which is 12 years raised more than $1.2 million for the Marlins Community Foundation. In 2008, he was honored by the Marlins with their Community Service Award.

Playing career

Waltz played college baseball, first for Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California, then at the University of California, Davis. He was a starting infielder for the Aggies on two conference championship teams.

Rich Waltz CBS | Podcast

Waltz spent more than a decade as the TV voice of the Florida Marlins.  He now works for various national outlets including MLB Network, CBS Sports Network, and others.  This week we take a deep dive into the Xs and O’s of calling baseball on TV.

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Waltz yearly salary rounds around $75k from MLB Network only. He is engaged in various Television channels, so we can conclude that his yearly salary in more than $1.5 million in total. Since he earns something around $1.5 million from all the Television channels he works for, we can say that Rich Waltz’snet worth should be somewhere over $5 million as of 2018.

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FSN Florida Names Rich Waltz as Marlins Television Play-By-Play Announcer

(SUNRISE, FL) – FSN Florida today named Rich Waltz the new television play-by-play voice of the Florida Marlins. Beginning with the 2005 MLB season, Waltz will join veteran color analyst Tommy Hutton in the broadcast booth and call a total of 3 pre-season and 141 regular-season Marlins game telecasts seen on FSN Florida and the Marlins broadcast network.

FSN Florida’s first of three pre-season game telecasts are on March 20; FSN Florida’s regular season coverage begins with the Opening Day game on April 5. Jeff Genthner, FSN Florida’s Senior Vice President and General Manager made the announcement.

For the past ten years, Waltz served as the Seattle Mariners’ fill-in television and radio play-by-play announcer and hosted FSN Northwest’s Mariners’ pre-game and weekly magazine shows. Additionally, Waltz has called Major League Baseball games on a national basis for ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN Radio, FX and CBC.

“Rich has consistently demonstrated his personal passion for baseball and professional excellence as a broadcaster during his ten years at FSN in Seattle,” said Jeff Genthner. “This is going to be a very exciting Marlins season on the field and Marlins fans throughout Florida can look forward to insightful and entertaining telecasts with Rich, Tommy, and Craig calling the games on FSN Florida.”

“The Marlins TV job is one of the best in baseball. To be able to call games on FSN Florida with someone like Tommy Hutton is an incredible privilege and opportunity for me,” noted Rich Waltz. “The Marlins have a passionate owner in Jeffrey Loria who is committed to winning, they have a very competitive team and they’re in a great location. My family is very excited to come to South Florida and we’re eager to become part of the community.”

From 1997 through 2001, Waltz worked as a college football play-by-play announcer for ESPN, calling games in the Big Ten, SEC and ACC; including the Holiday, Liberty, Music City, Peach, Independence, Hula, Senior, and Mobile Bowls. During that five-year period, Waltz also announced

ACC and Pac-10 college football games for ABC, NFL Europe games for Fox Sports Net, arena football playoff games for ESPN, and served as the Seattle Seahawks’ pre-season play-by-play
announcer for Seahawks TV.

In addition to calling baseball and football game telecasts, Waltz’ broadcast career comprises a variety of sports including basketball, hockey, soccer, tennis, and golf. Since 1993 Waltz has called college basketball games in the Pac-10, West Coast, and Big Sky Conference for Fox Sports Net, men’s regular season and women’s NCAA Tournament games for ESPN and multiple
conference games for ESPN regional television.

“I’ve had the opportunity to meet Rich and was very impressed with his baseball knowledge and extensive broadcasting experience,” noted Tommy Hutton, FSN’s Florida Marlins color analyst. “During my time with the Marlins I’ve worked with Joe Angel, Dave O’Brien and Len Kasper, and look forward to working with Rich during this upcoming 2005 season.”

A graduate of the University of California, Davis, Waltz earned a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric while playing shortstop for the UC Davis baseball team. After graduating Waltz began his broadcasting career calling play-by-play in the Minor Leagues with stops in Las Vegas, Wichita, and Spokane. Waltz, 42, and his wife Renee have two daughters: Jaimie (8) and Anna (4).

FSN Florida reaches over 5 million households in Florida. FSN Florida’s programming includes Major League Baseball’s Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers, the University of Miami, The Best Damn Sports Show Period and The Sports List. FSN Florida is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks.

Rainbow Sports Networks is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Fox Sports Net reaches more than 81.1 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow’s 50% ownership in Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation’s largest markets: Chicago, San Francisco, New England, Ohio and Florida.

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The Marlins will have a significant change in their broadcast booth for the third consecutive season. Fox Sports Florida on Wednesday dropped Marlins play-by-play announcer Rich Waltz, who had filled the position for 13 years. No replacement was named, and Fox is in the early stages of finding a new TV voice.

Also dismissed: studio analysts Jeff Conine and Preston Wilson. Conine previously rejected a non-TV job to remain with the Marlins with a much lower salary and diminished responsibilities.

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