Dave Campbell (infielder)
January 14, 1942 |
|September 17, 1967, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1974, for the Houston Astros|
David Wilson "Dave" Campbell (born January 14, 1942 in Manistee, Michigan) is a former American baseball player and current sportscaster. His nickname is "Soup", a reference to the brand name Campbell's Soup.
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 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 for the 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 studio shows. His voice can also be heard in the 2007–2012 editions of the video game MLB: The Show and MLB 2004 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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