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Dave Raymond (born August 12, 1972) is a professional radio broadcaster for the Houston Astros Major League Baseball team. He graduated from Stanford University and worked eleven seasons in minor league baseball before being hired by Houston in the winter of 2005.

A native of Gering, Nebraska [1], Raymond is a 14-year broadcasting veteran with experience that includes minor league stops with the independent Brockton Rox (2005), Triple-A Iowa Cubs (2000-2004), Single-A Charleston RiverDogs (1999) and the independent Sonoma County Crushers (1995-1998). Raymond spent parts of four years providing television and radio play-by-play for several Drake University football and men's basketball games as well as radio for women's basketball games (2002-2005). He also broadcast four seasons of Stanford University women's basketball (1998-2001). As a former business reporter for Forbes Magazine, Raymond was nominated for the prestigious 2001 Loeb Award for Outstanding Business Reporting.

Raymond worked as a fill-in announcer for the San Francisco Giants in 2003 and the Baltimore Orioles in 2005. He was recommended for the jobs by Jon Miller.

Miller broadcasts for the Giants and ESPN Sunday Night Baseball and said Raymond "is a radio guy. He understands the medium. He understands how to paint a picture of the game, and that's his first priority."

Raymond's play-by-play partner since on 2006 season the road has been Brett Dolan. The two split broadcasting duties with Hall of Famer Milo Hamilton during home games and are often confused by the listners because of their similiar sounding voices and styles.

Raymond additionally co-hosted the "J.D. and Dave's Excellent Offseason Adventure" each week during the 2008/2009 off-season with former pitcher and broadcaster Jim Deshaies on 790 AM KBME in Houston. [2]

Subject of Infamous Trade

According to a story in the April 20, 2000 issue of Sports Illustrated, Raymond was traded from the minor league Charleston RiverDogs to the independent league St. Paul Saints for a "case of crab cakes and a pound of shrimp." Raymond took a job with the Iowa Cubs however before he could report to his new club. [3]

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