The duo signed multiyear extensions, Giants President/CEO Larry Baer announced Friday.
“I am thrilled that two of the most treasured Giants of all time – Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper –will remain in the Giants broadcast booth for the foreseeable future,” Baer said in a statement. “Kruk and Kuip do more than just broadcast our games. They are the connection between the Giants and many of our fans who follow us on our broadcasts. They turn every game into a family get-together and they create a narrative that goes way beyond what happens on the field.”
Krukow and Kuiper, teammates on the field for three seasons in the 1980s, will begin their 24th season together on television and and radio broadcasts.
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“I am ecstatic about this new contract with the San Francisco Giants,” Kuiper said. “I am thrilled to be able to work with three of my best friends and to continue to have the opportunity to be part of a tremendous organization like the Giants.”
Said Krukow: “I’m thrilled to continue to be able to tell the story of the San Francisco Giants. I am so proud of our broadcast team and all the people that put on Giants baseball.”
Krukow announced in February that he was cutting back on his schedule but still would be part of the broadcast team for 120 of the 162 regular-season games in 2017 for NBC Sports Bay Area (as of Sunday, the new name for what has been CSN Bay Area). His mobility is limited by the degenerative muscle disease inclusion-body myositis.
Ex-Giants relievers Javier Lopez and Jeremy Affeldt have been recruited as fill-ins.