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If you’re a San Francisco Giants fan, you know there is more to this team than the players on the field. There is also a team sitting up in the announcer’s booth calling the game. For 20 years, Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow have been the play-by-play and color commentator team for the Giants.
Affectionately known as Kruk and Kuip, this duo was officially honored by Mayor Gavin Newsom earlier Tuesday for their 20th anniversary of calling Giants baseball on television.
Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area announced July 27 will now be known as Kruk and Kuip Day.
Earlier in the month, these Bay Area celebrities gained national recognition when GQ Magazine released their best and worst MLB broadcaster list, ranking the tandem third.
The partnership of Kruk and Kuip goes back even further than their 20 years in the booth. These two started their relationship as Giants teammates in the early 80s, Krukow as a starting pitcher and Kuiper a second baseman.
The award comes in the same week that their fellow play-by-play announcer Jon Miller was given the highest honor in baseball. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.