Duane Kuiper is a famous American retired Major League Baseball second baseman presently serving for the San Francisco Giants as a television sportscaster since 1994. He was awarded an Emmy award-winning seven times. Duane forms the iconic broadcast, “Kruk and Kuip” a duo titled together with Mike Krukow a previous major league pitcher.
Duane Kuiper Age
Duane Kuiper was born in Racine, Wisconsin, in the United States on June 19, 1950, he is 72 years of age.
Duane Kuiper Height
Kuiper stands at an average height of 6 ft 0 in (Approx 1.83 m).
Duane Kuiper Family
Duane was born and brought up by his supportive parents named Annette Hofman his lovely mother and Henry J. Kuiper his supportive father in Racine, Wisconsin, in the United States. His mother passed away in 1992 while his father passed away at the age of 94 in 2019, and he worked mostly as a farmer for 50 years and as an auctioneer a locally heralded fast-pitch softball pitcher.
He has one sister named Kathy and two brothers named Glen and Jeff, Duane has two brothers namely Jeff and Glen with whom they grew up together. His brother named Jeff serves for the Giants as a television producer where he produces his brother Duane’s broadcasts. His older brother named Glen Kuiper works for the Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball team as a broadcaster. While her sister Kathy is a former hairdresser.
Duane Kuiper Wife
Duane is cheerfully married to his beautiful wife named Michelle Kuiper. They are blessed with two grown-up children a daughter called Dannon who is happily married to Zack Rease whom they exchanged their vows on November 11, 2017, and a son named Cole blissfully hitched to his wife Rachel Jensen Kuiper. The lovely duo currently lives in Danville, California. He is as well a grandfather Andy who was born in 2019.
Duane Kuiper Education
Duane graduated from Jerome I. Case High School located in Racine, Wisconsin where he played baseball. Later, Duane joined Southern Illinois University located in Carbondale, Illinois, where he joined the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Duane Kuiper Salary
He receives an annual salary of $ 75,211 and this is according to San Francisco Giants television sportscasters’ salary.
Duane Kuiper’s Net Worth
Duane has an estimated net worth of $1 million US dollars and his career as a television sportscaster at San Francisco Giants is the primary source of his income.
Duane Kuiper Career
His broadcasting career began while still Duane was a player, where from 1982 to 1985 he hosted his own KNBR radio show. After he retired from playing baseball he provided commentary for the Giants from 1986 to 1992.
With the expansion Colorado Rockies, he left for a year stint for uncertainty over whether the Giants would move to Florida for the 1993 season. In 1994, he went back to broadcast for the Giants where he has been serving since.
When the Giants television broadcast became carried over the air on KNTV, he divides duties as a radio play-by-play with Dave Flemming on KNBR and the television play-by-play Jon Miller handles the duties.
Additionally, when Flemming is unable to announce games Duane also fills in on the radio side because of his second job as an ESPN college basketball and football announcer. Duane is presently serving at the San Francisco Giants as a television sportscaster since 1994.