Tribe, broadcaster Hamilton agree on extension

'Voice of the Indians' to remain in booth on multiyear deal

Tribe, broadcaster Hamilton agree on extension

The Indians are keeping an institution at the microphone. Tom Hamilton, "the voice of the Indians" for three decades, has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the team. Hamilton began broadcasting Indians games in 1990 and has been named Ohio Sportscaster of the Year six times.

Hamilton, recently inducted into the Press Club of Cleveland Hall of Fame, has held the top spot on the Indians' broadcast team since Herb Score's retirement in 1998. Hamilton has called 69 postseason games for Cleveland, including all six games of the 1995 World Series and all seven of the '97 World Series.

The legend's stint came after a three-year broadcasting job with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers from 1987-89. Hamilton will continue to be paired in the booth with Jim Rosenhaus, who has been the other half of the Indians Radio Network broadcast team in each of the last four seasons.

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.