Dave Campbell (infielder)

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Dave Campbell
Infielder
Born: (1942-01-14) January 14, 1942 (age 72)
Manistee, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 17, 1967 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1974 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Batting average .213
Hits 267
Home runs 20
Teams

David Wilson "Dave" Campbell (born January 14, 1942 in Manistee, Michigan) is a former American baseball player and current sportscaster. His nickname is "Soup," an apparent reference to the brand name Campbell's Soup.

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Campbell began his playing career with the University of Michigan, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and signed with the Detroit Tigers' system as an amateur free agent in 1964. He played mostly as a utility infielder for the Tigers, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, and Houston Astros in a big-league career that spanned eight seasons (1967-74).

In the late 1970s Campbell began a career in broadcasting, doing radio play-by-play for the Padres as well as San Diego State University football and basketball. In the 1990s he was the Colorado Rockies' color commentator, and from 1990 to 2010 he worked for ESPN as a color commentator on that network's television and radio coverage of Major League Baseball (most notably on ESPN Radio's national Sunday Night Baseball broadcasts), as well as a commentator on Baseball Tonight and other in-studio shows. His voice can also be heard in the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable games MLB 07: The Show, MLB 08: The Show, MLB 09: The Show, MLB 10: The Show, MLB 11: The Show, and MLB 12: The Show alongside Matt Vasgersian.

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