Dave O’Brien serves as a play-by-play commentator for ESPN, working Major League Baseball Wednesday night telecasts and college basketball. Dave also serves at the TV play-by-play announcer for the Boston Red Sox, after calling play-by-play on the Red Sox radio broadcast for 9 years. He has called the LCS and World Series for Major League Baseball’s International broadcasts, as well as select MLB playoff series on ESPN Radio.
Dave joined ESPN in 2002, having previously served as the voice of the Florida Marlins since the team’s inaugural year in 1993 through 2001. In 2006 and 2007, O’Brien added soccer play-by-play responsibilities for ABC Sports and ESPN2 telecasts, including the FIFA World Cup.
Dave has also called games for the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic.
From 2003 – 2005, he was the television voice of the New York Mets on WPIX-TV.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Dave worked for WSB-AM in Atlanta from 1987 to 1992. While there, he called play-by-play for University of Georgia basketball, was the school’s football pre-game host, was an evening talk show host and served as a morning and afternoon sports anchor. He was named sports director in 1989, and occasionally handled play-by-play on Atlanta Falcons broadcasts. He also did radio play-by-play on Atlanta Braves games in 1990 and ’91.
A Boston native, Dave received the Georgia Associated Press “Best Sports Play-by-Play” honor in 1988 and 1991 and the Achievements in Radio (A.I.R.) award for Best Play-by-Play for his call of Mark McGwire’s 59th home run in 1998.
O’Brien and his family reside in Rye, New Hampshire.