CSN California (@CSNAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” today announced that former Oakland Athletics pitcher Mark Mulder (@markmulder20), has joined the broadcast team as a color commentator and will be featured in 20 telecasts during the 2016 MLB season.
“Mark’s popularity with A’s fans and his deep knowledge of the game make him a perfect fit to join a broadcast team that is already one of the best in baseball,” said David Koppett, senior executive producer of live events, CSN Bay Area and CSN California. “We’re excited to add Mark’s insight to the terrific work of Glen Kuiper and Ray Fosse.”
Mulder played nine years in the majors with the A’s (2000-2004) and the St. Louis Cardinals (2005-2008). In Oakland, he was a core member of the A’s “Big Three” along with Tim Hudson and Barry Zito. Mulder led the American League with 21 wins in 2001, and won 19 games and struck out a career-high 159 batters in 2002. He represented the A’s in the 2003 and 2004 All-Star Game. Mulder was traded to St. Louis in Dec. 2004 and was a member of the Cardinals 2006 World Series Championship team. He retired after the 2008 season and finished his career with a record of 103-60, a 4.18 earned run average and 834 strikeouts. In 2011, Mulder joined ESPN as an analyst for Baseball Tonight.
Ray Fosse, a 31-year broadcasting veteran and multiple Emmy Award winner who won two World Championships (1973, 1974) with the A’s, along with two Gold Gloves (1970, 1971) and played in two All-Star Games (1970, 1971), remains CSN California’s primary A’s analyst.