Don Orsillo Biography and Wiki
Don Orsillo is an American sportscaster who is the sports commentator for the San Diego Padres on Bally Sports San Diego and for the MLB on TBS. Orsillo was the on-air voice of the Boston Red Sox on NESN from 2001 to 2015.
Don Orsillo Age and Birthday
Orsilla was born on December 16, 1968, in Melrose, MA, United States. He is around 54 years old as of 2023. He turns 55 years old on Dec 16, 2023.
Don Orsillo Height
Orsillo stands at an estimated 5 feet 9 inches with average weight.
Don Orsillo Education
Discussing his education, Don attended Kennett High School, a high school in North Conway, New Hampshire, near the village of Redstone. He then joined Northeastern University, a private research university with its main campus in Boston
Don Orsillo Parents
The Sports commentator was born in 1968, the son of Maryanna Steele and Mr, Orsillo. However, his parents later divorced and he became the stepson of Bill Steele. according to online reports, Don’s biological father died sometime in August 2017 after battling cancer.
Don Orsillo Wife
Orsillo currently lives in Coronado, California, with his wife Kathy Maguire Orsillo.
Don Orsillo Career
Orsillo was NESN’s play-by-play man starting at the beginning of the 2001 season. He also called Cal Ripken Jr.’s final game, as well as the no-hitters thrown by young Sox pitchers Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester in 2007 and 2008, respectively.
Originally, he only called the team’s games which aired on NESN, with longtime Red Sox announcer Sean McDonough taking Orsillo’s place alongside former Red Sox second baseman Jerry Remy for games that aired on local stations WFXT (2001 and 2002) and WSBK-TV (2003 and 2004). For the 2005 season, Orsillo did games on both NESN and WSBK, working with Remy.
Beginning in 2006, NESN brought over all Red Sox local telecasts, and up to the year 2015, Orsillo worked with color commentator Jerry Remy. In the year 2009, Remy was out for the season due to health problems, and Orsillo worked with various color commentators, among them Dennis Eckersley, Nick Cafardo, Sean Casey, Dave Roberts, and Frank Viola. Don was sometimes referred to by fans as “announcer boy,” after he was gifted that nickname by Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield in a NESN advert
On August 25, 2015, NESN controversially disclosed that Orsillo would no longer call Red Sox games following the 2015 season, and would be substituted in 2016 by Dave O’Brien, who had worked games for the Red Sox Radio Network since 2007
Don Orsillo Salary
Orsillo reportedly earns upwards of $125,000 annually from his gig.
Don Orsillo Net Worth
The Sports commentator has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2023. This amount is from his extensive career in sports among other investments.