Jim Price, a prominent figure in baseball and sports broadcasting, has sadly passed away on August 7 at the age of 81. He was known for his dual roles as a former Detroit Tigers catcher and a distinctive radio announcer for baseball games.
Remembering Jim Price: Tributes Pour In from Tigers Chairman Chris Ilitch and Broadcast Partner Dan Dickerson
Tigers chairman and CEO Chris Ilitch expressed sorrow, emphasizing Price’s championship legacy and dedication to both the Tigers and the city of Detroit.
“All of us with the Detroit Tigers are deeply saddened to learn of Jim Price’s passing. Jim was a champion on the field, in the broadcast booth, and throughout the community. That Jim was with the organization for much of his life, doing what he loved, is such a powerful sign of his dedication and loyalty to the Tigers and the city of Detroit.”Chris Ilitch
Price’s broadcast partner of 24 seasons, Dan Dickerson, fondly recalls their journey through the ups and downs of Tigers baseball.
“This is such sad news. Jim and I were together for 24 seasons, and experienced both ends of the spectrum with our beloved Tiger.”Dan Dickerson
Jim Price’s Journey: From Baseball Player to Esteemed Broadcaster and Hall of Famer
Born on October 13, 1941, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Jim Price played for the Detroit Tigers from 1967 to 1971, including their triumphant 1968 World Series win. Transitioning to broadcasting, he joined the Detroit Caesars in 1979 and made his commentary debut on ESPN, before becoming a valued voice on the Detroit Tigers’ radio network in 1998.
Price’s legacy was further cemented with his induction into the Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.