"I said it's probably not going to happen. I talked to my wife about it. I still love what I did. I love what I do. Calling play-by-play at the Triple A level is a lot of fun and it was something like 'If it happens, it happens. If it doesn't, it doesn't.' I was at peace with it the last five or six years where I looked at I'm an age where it probably won't happen. Let's be honest. Let's be realistic about it. But I never gave up hope and always wanted to get to the next level."

Oakland Athletics play-by-play announcer Johnny Doskow

If you need encouragement to persevere to reach a goal, look nor further than the story of Johnny Doskow. After 22 years as the play-by-play announcer of the Sacramento Rivercats, Doskow finally got his break into the majors with the Oakland Athletics. Doskow can’t conceal his appreciation to get this opportunity at the age of 56. He shares with Dave the travails of working in the minors along with acceptance and finding satisfaction where you are. Doskow and Dave talk about the emotions of getting that call and sharing the experience with his family who had been along for the ride. He offers advice to broadcasters in any stage of their careers and what inspired him to write a book of Haiku, “Goodnight Em”. Nice things happen to nice people. We hope you enjoy the listen.

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After 30 Years Johnny Doskow Reaches "The Show"

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