Giants radio and television broadcaster Dave Flemming has agreed to a four-year deal with the club, and will continue calling games through the 2022 season, as first reported by Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. Giants fans have long feared that Flemming would leave the Bay Area to call games for a national outlet full-time, something he has done on a part-time basis for years.
Flemming has previously stated that he didn’t plan on leaving his gig with the Giants, and this new contract means he will continue to work alongside the dream team of Jon Miller, Mike Krukow, and Duane Kuiper for the foreseeable future. Starting in 2020, Flemming will increase the Giants games he broadcasts from 130 to 140 per season.
“Clearly, I had other options,” Flemming told The Chronicle about the decision to sign the new contract. “This time, because of my age and length of my career, maybe this was a year where I has to do some more serious thinking about that long-term stuff.
“Hopefully for everybody who’s always asking me if I’m leaving, the fact that I want do more games should answer that question. I’m really excited. I didn’t want to be anywhere else.”
2019 will be Flemming’s 16th full-time season calling games for the Giants. He plans on continuing to do national work on the side.