Tim Kurkjian

One of ESPN’s longest-tenured baseball figures is sticking around. Tim Kurkjian joined the network in 1998 following stints at The Washington StarThe Baltimore News-AmericanThe Dallas Morning NewsThe Baltimore Sun and Sports Illustrated, and he’s been a prominent presence with ESPN since then since. On Wednesday, as part of a spate of recent MLB moves (they announced Tuesday that they’ve re-signed Eduardo Pérez). ESPN announced that they’ve signed Kurkjian to a multi-year extension:

Kurkjian has done a lot of different things for ESPN, writing for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine (RIP), serving as a baseball analyst on ESPN studio shows and ESPN Radio shows, and working as a dugout reporter on ESPN MLB broadcasts. He’s also done some stranger things, including competing in the Brewers’ Sausage Race, serving as an armbar demonstration subject, and appearing on IFC’s Brockmire. And he’s been a regular figure on Scott Van Pelt’s SportsCenter, which has seen lots of Van Pelt cracking Kurkjian up. Kurkjian has also been impersonated by plenty of MLB players; here are some of those videos.

Hopefully there will be plenty of further funny Kurkjian moments ahead.

[ESPN PR on Twitter]

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.