Duane Kuiper Biography

( 1950 - )
February 6, 2019
First published on:February 6, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Duane Kuiper

Date of Birth: 1950, June 19
Age: 70 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Duane Eugene Kuiper
Birth Place Racine, Wisconsin
Famous Name Duane Kuiper
Horoscope Gemini
Net Worth $3 million
Salary $85,000
Weight 79 kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Former Baseball Player and Sportscaster
Currently Working For ESPN
University attended Southern Illinois University
School attended Jerome I. Case High School
Currently Married yes
Married to Michelle
Children 2

Duane Kuiper is a former American professional Former Baseball Player and currently a Sportscaster who played in the Major League Baseball (MLB). As of 2019, he works as a sportscaster for ESPN network along with Mike Krukow for the show "Kruk and Kuip".


As of 2019, Duane Kuiper reportedly earns around $100,000 as his yearly salary from ESPN network. Further, Duane Kuiper has an estimated net worth of over $7 million. He is currently married to his wife Michelle and shares 2 children with her.

Duane Kuiper Bio and Early Life

Duane Kuiper was born on June 19, 1950, in Racine, Wisconsin. Talking about his racial background, he is American and belongs to White ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Gemini. Further, the details about his parents and siblings are still behind the curtains. 

Duane Kuiper attended Jerome I. Case High School where he played for his high school baseball team. After completing high school, Duane Kuiper enrolled at Southern Illinois University, where he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

Duane Kuiper Net Worth and Salary

As of 2019, Duane Kuiper has an estimated net worth of over $7 million. The reporter receives an estimated annual salary of $100,000 from his successful reporting career with ESPN. In particular, the ESPN network pays its employees an average annual salary in the range from $85,000 to million dollar, depending upon the experience. 

Further, he is also a former MLB player, earning a decent amount of salary from his playing career. However, the exact details about his playing career have not been released in the media yet.

To be specific, the pay of baseball players can vary widely. The median salary in the MLB is close to $3 million annually. Top baseball players can earn $25 million or more per year, while lower- paid players earn $1 million or less.

Additionally, Kuiper lives in Danville, California, he lives a standard life with the money he earned from his Both reporting as well as playing career.

Duane Kuiper Personal Life

Kuiper lives with his wife, Michelle, in Danville, California. They have two adult children: A son, Cole, who is married to Rachel Jensen Kuiper and a daughter, Dannon, who is married on 11 November 2017 to Zack Rease.

Further, the couple is living a happy life with no news of divorce or separation. Additionally, there aren't any rumors about his past affairs, girlfriend and relationship in the media yet. 

CAPTION: Duane Kuiper's daughter's wedding SOURCE: Inside Wedding

Duane is just one in a family of baseball broadcasters working in the  San Francisco Bay Area. His younger brother, Glen Kuiper, is an Oakland Athletics play-by-play announcer.

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Talking about his body measurement, the Famous MLB star weighs around 79 kg and however the details about his height is not in the media yet. His middle brother, Jeff, is a TV producer for Duane's broadcasts. 

Duane Kuiper Playing Career

In the twelfth round of the 1968 Major League Baseball Draft, Kuiper was drafted by the New York Yankees from Jerome I. Case High School but instead, he chose to attend Indian Hills Community College. 

While participating in the Indian Hills, he was drafted by the Seattle Pilots, Chicago White Sox, and Cincinnati Reds, but did not sign up to any of these clubs.

Although Kuiper spent time with the triple-A Oklahoma City 89ers, he spent most of the season in the majors, splitting time with Brohamer on the second base, and batting second in the batting order of manager Frank Robinson.

Kuiper backed Joe Morgan's Hall of Famer for his first season in San Francisco and batted .255 for the Giants in three-plus seasons before being released by the club on 28 June 1985.

Duane Kuiper Broadcasting career

While still a player, Kuiper 's radio career began hosting his own KNBR radio show from 1982 to 1985. Kuiper commented on the Giants from 1986 to 1992 after retiring from baseball. 

Kuiper 's call for the 715th home run of Bonds to pass Babe Ruth is considered the historic call for the home run, as the microphone of radio announcer Dave Flemming cut out at the exact moment the ball was hit. Later, Kuiper made a TV call for the historic 756th home run of Barry Bonds, which broke the record of Hank Aaron.

Currently, he is working as a sportscaster for the show "Kruk and Kuip" along with Mike Krukow for ESPN network. 

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