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Dave Jageler (born c. 1971) is an American baseball broadcaster. He joined Charlie Slowes in the Washington Nationals radio broadcast booth

Dave Jageler Biography

Dave Jageler (born c. 1971) is an American baseball broadcaster. He joined Charlie Slowes in the Washington Nationals radio broadcast booth to call games in 2006.

Prior to joining the Washington Nationals, Jageler was the voice of the International League Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox for the 2005 season. He has also called baseball games for the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Chiefs. Pawtucket is noted as being a springboard for Major League baseball broadcasters.

Jageler joins former Pawtucket announcers Gary Cohen (New York Mets), Don Orsillo (Boston Red Sox), Dave Flemming (San Francisco Giants), Andy Freed (Tampa Bay Devil Rays) and Aaron Goldsmith (Seattle Mariners) in the Majors. Before working as a full-time baseball announcer, Jageler worked in Boston and Charlotte, North Carolina as a sportscaster, co-hosting talk shows and doing play by play of various sports, including fill-in work on the Boston Celtics radio network and serving as the team’s PA announcer during part of the 2002–03 NBA season.

While in Charlotte he was the voice of Collegiate Division I Charlotte 49ers (the University of North Carolina at Charlotte) basketball team. Jageler is a 1993 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Jageler called every Nationals regular-season game from Opening Day in 2006 – his first as a Nationals broadcaster – until May 31, 2018, when he finally missed a game to attend his son′s high school graduation. His Nationals broadcasting streak ended at 2,016 consecutive games. Longtime Harrisburg Senators broadcaster Terry Byrom took his place for four games from May 31 through June 3, 2018. Jageler returned to the booth on June 5, 2018.

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I love Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler

I listen to baseball a lot more than watch it these days and I enjoy listening to the Nats when the Red Sox aren’t playing. Both Dave and Charlie can handle play-by-play or commentary and they hand off pretty seamlessly. Definitely an upgrade for me over Carpenter and Santangelo. I really like the Red Sox radio guys too, especially Joe Castiglione. He’s a bit of a hometown rah-rah guy but that comes across mainly because he knows so many fun historical nuggets.

I also enjoy listening to the Astros radio crew because Steve Sparks is such a total goofball. He’s as much of a homer as Santangelo but it comes off in a much more excitable, goofy way. And if you are up late, looking for something to listen to, Jon Miller is still doing radio for the Giants. He is absolutely still one of the best in the business and getting to listen to him is a real treat.

He singlehandedly made it worthwhile to follow the Orioles in the 90s, just to listen to him call a game. Peter Angelos choice to get rid of Jon Miller was one of many indefensible decisions that makes me feel no pity for the Orioles as long as that turd owns the team. Especially as baseball games go longer and longer, listening on the radio is a nice way to stay connected to the game while you are doing other things with your life.

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Charlie Slowes, Radio Play-by-Play
Charlie Slowes became an original voice of the Nationals on February 24, 2005, in time for their inaugural spring training broadcasts. Slowes called the first pitch in club history and many other historic firsts that season and his trademark tag lines, “Bang Zoom go the Fireworks,” and “A Curly ‘W’ is in the books,” after Nationals victories soon became part of the Beltway baseball lexicon.

The 2019 season marks Slowes’ 15th with the Nationals, his 22nd consecutive year calling Major League Baseball, and 27th overall. He enters the campaign having called 3,447 Major League regular-season and Postseason games, including 2,284 with the Nationals. Several moments in 2005 rank in Slowes’ top Nationals highlights, along with Jayson Werth’s memorable walk-off home run in Game 4 of the 2012 National League Division series.

Calling Max Scherzer’s 20-strikeout game, three no-hitters in just over a calendar year — thrown by Jordan Zimmermann (Sept. 28, 2014) and Scherzer (June 20 & Oct. 3, 2015) — and Bryce Harper’s three-homer game in 2015 are also among Slowes’ career highlights.

Baseball’s return to the nation’s capital in 2005 also marked a return to Washington for Slowes, named the radio voice of the NBA’s Washington Bullets in 1986 at just 25 years of age. Slowes called Bullets games through the 1996-97 season, including two years of radio/TV simulcasts. The eleven-year run was then a franchise record, eclipsed by Slowes’ successor and current Wizards’ voice, Dave Johnson.

Slowes made the switch to Major League Baseball full-time in 1998 as an original radio voice of the Tampa Bay Rays, calling their first seven seasons. Slowes had previously called games for the New York Mets (1988 &1991) on WFAN-AM, the Baltimore Orioles (1989-90) on WBAL-AM, and on the network level for NBC-TV and CBS Radio. Slowes also called Triple-A baseball for the Tidewater Tides on radio and TV in 1986, 1988, 1991 and 1992.

Slowes is among the ever-growing list (starting with legendary Ford Frick Award winner and Hall of Famer Vin Scully) to have entered sports broadcasting after graduating from Fordham University in his native New York City, and having honed his skills on Fordham’s 50,000-watt blowtorch, WFUV 90.7 FM.

Slowes’ first career break came not long after graduation, early in 1984 at KMOX Radio in St. Louis, where for three years he was exposed to the likes of Ford Frick Award winners, the late Jack Buck, and broadcasting great Bob Costas.

In three years in St. Louis, Slowes was involved in broadcasts of St. Louis Cardinals baseball, St. Louis Cardinals football, St. Louis Blues hockey and play-by-play of St. Louis University basketball. In three-plus decades as a play-by-play broadcaster, Slowes has also called boxing for ESPN, MISL soccer for the New York Arrows (1983) and college basketball at the University of South Florida.

During the Nationals’ 2012 NL East Division Championship chase, Slowes joined MLB Network’s afternoon show, “The Rundown,” and will again report for the TV network in 2019. On February 22, 2018, Slowes called play-by-play for his third Washington pro sports team when he stepped in for John Walton to fill-in on Washington Capitals radio while Walton was calling hockey at the Winter Olympics. Slowes’ family – Charlie, his wife, Tina, and sons, James (25), and Alex (21) – splits time between homes in Alexandria, Virginia, during the season, and Palm Harbor, FL, during the off-season.

Dave Jageler, Radio Play-by-Play

Dave Jageler enters his 14th season with the Nationals teaming with Charlie Slowes since 2006 to form the longest-running radio play-by-play duo in the District. Jageler has been at the mic for the Nationals four National League East championships, plus three no-hitters and Max Scherzer’s MLB record-tying 20-strikeout performance. Jageler joined the Nationals after spending the 2005 campaign as the radio and TV voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox of the Triple-A International League.

Prior to joining Pawtucket, he worked in Boston co-hosting an afternoon talk show and serving in various capacities with the Boston Celtics radio network, including fill-in play-by-play. Jageler spent six years in Charlotte as the voice of UNC-Charlotte basketball and co-hosting a morning drive talk show. While in Charlotte, he built his baseball resume with the Triple-A Charlotte Knights in 1995, 1996 and 2001 seasons doing play-by-play.

Jageler’s voice was also heard in D.C., as he served as a host on the Virginia Tech Sports Network during the 1993-94 basketball season. He has also served as the studio host for Westwood One’s NHL Game of the Week, the Florida State and Texas Longhorns football networks and has done fill-in play-by-play for both the Seminoles and Longhorns.

The Windsor, CT, native is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where he began his play-by-play career broadcasting Syracuse football and basketball games on WAER, and baseball for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs on Time Warner Cable and the Empire Sports Network. Jageler and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Jared (19) and Sarah (15).