Oakland A’s add Sacramento River Cats announcer to broadcasting team

Jan 27, 2023, 3:25 PM
Johnny Doskow...
Johnny Doskow in the River Cats announcing booth (photo courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats)
(photo courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats)

The Oakland A’s are calling someone up from Sacramento.

If you’re thinking, wait, the Sacramento River Cats are the San Francisco Giants’ minor league affiliate. You’re not wrong, the River Cats haven’t been associated with the Athletics since 2014.

But that doesn’t mean moves can’t still be made.

On Friday, the A’s announced longtime River Cats announcer Johnny Doskow is joining their broadcast team in Oakland. In a press release, the A’s said Doskow would be involved in pregame, play-by-play, and postgame coverage for over 65 spring training and regular season games. Doskow will also be a contributor for A’s Cast Live.

As a member of the River Cats since 2000, Doskow has called “three Triple-A Championships and five Pacific Coast League Championships.”

“Johnny Doskow is synonymous with River Cats baseball,” Chip Maxson, President/COO of the River Cats, said in a press release. “Johnny was a gift to the Sacramento sports landscape for over two decades. His unique spirit was the perfect narrator to many memorable moments in River Cats history, including three Triple-A Championships, a combined no-hitter, and incredibly emotional moments like Drew Robinson’s first home run during his storied return to baseball. We are so happy for Johnny.”



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