Longtime Orioles radio broadcaster Joe Angel is retiring, according to a report .
Angel, 71, had a one year left on his contract that the team has apparently decided not to fulfill. In an interview last year , Angel seemed to not know what lied in the future for him and admitted, "I’m 71 years old. I don’t feel like I’m 71, but I’m at the point where it may be soon time to kind of step aside and give a young guy a chance to do a what I’ve done for 41 years."
Angel is a native of Bogota, Colombia. He emigrated with his family to the US as a teenager. Joe broke into broadcasting in the 70s in San Francisco, calling games for the 49ers, Stanford University football team and University of San Francisco basketball. After that, he broke into baseball, working for the Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees and became the first radio voice for the newly established Florida Marlins in 1993. He had been with the Orioles since 2004.
Other longtime Orioles radio announcer Fred Manfra retired in 2017 after 25 years in the booth. Other announcers who have shared duties with Angel last year were Jim Hunter, Brian Roberts, Ben McDonald, Dave Johnson, and Gregg Olson.