Josh Suchon is the new voice of the Albuquerque Isotopes (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), becoming the third play-by-play announcer in team history.
Suchon (pronounced “sue-shawn”) was the co-host of Dodgers Talk radio show on the Dodgers Radio Network from 2008-2011 and has called Los Angeles Dodgers spring-training games on Prime Ticket television and the Dodgers Radio Network. The former Modesto Nuts and Watertown Indians play-by-play broadcaster also worked as the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants beat writer for The Oakland Tribune from 2000-06. Along with baseball, the California native has also spent time behind the microphone as a college and high school basketball play-by-play broadcaster on ESPNU and ESPN3.
“We are thrilled to have a broadcaster of Josh’s caliber calling Isotopes games,” Isotopes General Manager John Traub said. “He brings an enthusiastic and knowledgeable voice to our broadcasts and is truly a Major League announcer. He is well-liked within the Dodgers organization and his diverse background will certainly be a bonus to calling our games.”
Author of “The Gracious Season: Barry Bonds & the Greatest Year in Baseball,” which highlights Bonds’ 73 home run season, Suchon’s second book is set to be on bookshelves this Spring. His upcoming novel, entitled “Miracle Men: Gibson, Hershiser and the Improbable 1988 Dodgers,” delves into the last Dodgers World Championship team.
Suchon’s first broadcast will be Opening Night, April 4 at 6:35 pm MT on 610 The Sports Animal. All 144 Isotopes games are broadcast by Cumulus Radio and can be streamed live on MiLB.tv.
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