Following a 42-year career in broadcasting, longtime Baltimore Orioles radio voice, Joe Angel announced his retirement Wednesday evening via Twitter.
During his 42-year career, Angel called games for the San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Florida Marlins, Baltimore Orioles and nationally on ESPN. 19 of Angel’s broadcast years were spent in Baltimore during the course of three different stints, the most recent beginning in 2004.
“All that I can say is that the Orioles have been fantastic,” expressed Angel graciously during an appearance on The Hot Stove Show which airs Thursday’s on the Orioles flagship radio station 105.7 The Fan. “This is something that has been in the works for several months during the offseason and we finally came to the point that both the Orioles and I came to an agreement [that] this is a good time to say goodbye.
“I’m looking forward to it. Don’t know what it feels like yet, but I can’t wait to find out.”
Angel’s retirement comes just two years after his longtime broadcast partner and Oriole Hall-of-Famer, Fred Manfra retired. Manfra began working for the Orioles in 1992 when Angel departed Baltimore to join the expansion Florida Marlins. The two broadcasters were reunited when Angel returned to the Orioles radio booth in 2004.