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Hall of Famer and Giants broadcaster Jon Miller. (Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The San Francisco Chronicle)

On Sunday, we created a list of the three worst broadcasters in Bay Area sports, and it was Grant Napear, Glen Kuiper, and Bob Fitzgerald who had the distinct honor of being selected.

Today, we’ll go in an entirely different direction, counting down the 10 best broadcasters in the Bay Area, on both the television and radio side, with audio evidence.

Please note that this list only includes play-by-play announcers, not color commentators.

So without further adieu, let’s get things rolling with No. 10:

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Topics: California Golden Bears Football, Golden State Warriors, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks

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  • Eugene Yamamoto

    No doubt, Papa you the man! Great job and correct selection.
    Gene Y.

    • goldenbaysports

      Thanks. Papa is the man.

  • loverpoint

    I like Papa, my question is would he that popular if the Raiders had more sold out games that were televised ?

    I like Jon Miller, Joe Starkey, Ted Robinson, and Dan Rusanowsky.

    • goldenbaysports

      Interesting comment, but the Raiders have been televised for the most part during the past two seasons, so I don’t think that has much to do with it.

  • Robert Carter

    No way is Papa better than Miller! All the A’s fans I know loved when he left their booth. Miller is a storyteller and there is no one who paints a picture like him. There is a reason he is a hall of famer.

    • goldenbaysports

      When talking about career accolades and from a national perspective, Miller is better than Papa. He is in the Hall of Fame, and has called numerous World Series and memorable moments.

      But this is a list of the best broadcasters in Bay Area sports, and when it comes to this region, Papa is the absolute boss. He has broadcasted for three different local teams over the past three decades, taking over for the legendary Billy King on all occasions, and has done a hell of a job.

      There is also a reason why Bob Fitzgerald (current Warriors announcer who stole Papa’s job) and Glen Kuiper (current A’s announcer) are on our list of the “worst Bay Area broadcasters. None of them even come close to Papa.

  • al bundy

    Wrong! Drew Remenda is the BEST! He is completely honest & will not hesitate to call out Sharks players or coaches. Leaving him off just nauseated me.