D-backs broadcaster Greg Schulte undergoing chemo, to miss games
Jun 13, 2022, 3:33 PM | Updated: 5:28 pm
(Photo courtesy of Arizona Diamondbacks)
Longtime Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Greg Schulte was recently diagnosed with a medical condition that will require chemotherapy treatment and a step back from his play-calling duties.
“Before the 2022 season, the D-backs and I agreed to a ‘home games only’ broadcast schedule,” Schulte said in a press release Monday. “That has nothing to do with my current situation. Now, in addition to missing road game broadcasts, I’ll be missing some home game broadcasts.
“I want to thank my family for their love and support, the D-backs, D-backs fans, and my broadcast partners for their support and willingness to cover for me while I’m away from the radio booth.”
Schulte has been the voice of the D-backs since their inaugural season in 1998.
He was on the call when Luis Gonzalez knocked in the game-winning run in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series over the New York Yankees.
An update from Greg Schulte.
We're all behind you, Gub, and we can't wait until you're back in the booth. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/R1SQFV59wH
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) June 13, 2022
“I appreciate your prayers and privacy as I concentrate on my health at this time,” Schulte said. “I’m staying positive and hoping for a full recovery.
“I look forward to the day I’m back in the radio booth once again calling D-backs games.”
Following the announcement, Valley sports teams and figures poured in with their thoughts and well wishes:
We stand at the ready for you, Greg. Praying for a full recovery.
— Ron Wolfley (@wolf987FM) June 14, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with Greg and his family during this time as we look forward to his return to the radio booth. 💜 https://t.co/xoMv4fpPOu
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 13, 2022
We’re all pulling for you Gub, sending prayers and all the positive vibes for a full recovery, and return to the booth! https://t.co/LRxN39mLbR
— Jody Jackson (@Jody_Jackson) June 13, 2022
The D-backs are back in action Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds. First pitch is slated for 6:40 p.m. and can be heard on ESPN 620 AM and 98.7 FM HD-2.