The WEEI Red Sox Radio Network has given longtime announcer Joe Castiglione a two-year contract extension.
Castiglione, who has been calling Red Sox games for 31 years, will continue in his current role alongside Dave O’Brien through the 2015 season, making him the longest-tenured announcer in Red Sox history.
“I am extremely happy to continue in the best job in New England,” Castiglione said in a statement. “I’ve been blessed to be a part of a signature franchise that has enabled me to be a witness to some of the most historic moments in Red Sox history.”
Earlier this week, Castiglione was announced as one of 10 finalists for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award, given annually to a broadcaster for long and meritorious service.
“We are proud to announce that this Hall of Fame-nominated announcer isn’t going anywhere,” said WEEI brand manager Kevin Graham in a statement. “Joe will be right behind home plate calling Red Sox games for another two seasons . . . and hopefully many more.”