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Jim Price
Born Jimmie William Price
October 13, 1941 (1941-10-13) (age 68)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Occupation baseball radio color commentator
mental health charity co-founder
Children Jackson Price
Notable credit(s) Detroit Tigers Radio Network
Co-founder of Jack's Place for Autism
Jack's Place for Autism Official website
Jim Price
Catcher
Born: October 13, 1941 (1941-10-13) (age 68)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 11, 1967 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 13, 1971 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Batting average     .214
Home runs     18
Runs batted in     71
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Jimmie William Price (born October 13, 1941, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played with the Detroit Tigers from 1967 to 1973. He is also the current color commentator for the Detroit Tigers on The Detroit Tigers Radio Network. [1]

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Playing career

Price was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960, and was listed as a top prospect in the Pirates early 1960s yearbooks. His Major League debut came with the Detroit Tigers in 1967 after his contract was purchased from the Pirates. 1967 was also his best year, when he hit .261 in 44 games. He also played on the 1968 Tigers, who won the World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. During his time with the Tigers, Price served as the backup catcher to starter Bill Freehan.

Broadcasting career

Price began his broadcasting career on the Tigers' cable telecasts with PASS Sports in 1993. Currently, Price serves as a color commentator on the Tigers' radio broadcasts alongside play-by-play announcer Dan Dickerson on the Detroit Tigers Radio Network. [1] As a former catcher, Price offers insight into baseball strategy, especially into pitching strategy. Since he handled pitchers in his major league career, Price informs fans about approaches to various hitters. He often refers to the Tigers as "we."[2] Price also formerly called play-by-play of the middle innings of each broadcast, and often announced that a player "will touch 'em all" after hitting a home run.

Notable awards and charity work

Price – whose son, Jackson, is autistic – was instrumental in the formation of Jack's Place For Autism, a non-profit organization designed to assist families affected by the disability.

He was inducted in the Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.

Notes

  1. ^ a b Detroit Tigers Official Site - Broadcaster Biographies - Jim Price
  2. ^ Rubin, Neal. (October 10, 2006) "Jim Price doesn't hide his stripes during broadcasts." Detroit News.

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