PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dan Baker has one of the most well-known voices in Philadelphia. That voice will be heard in one less place this fall.
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Wednesday that Baker will no longer be the in-stadium voice for the team. Baker has been the team’s PA announcer for 29 years. The team informed Baker of the decision last week.
“Dan is the ultimate professional and even though he was disappointed with the direction we are heading, he was accepting of our decision to make the change,” Eagles Don Smolenski said in a statement. “We are very appreciative of his dedication and service. He never missed a single game.”
The Eagles said in statement that their new game-day experience will no longer be the work of a single voice.
“I want to thank Mr. Lurie, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the fans for the privilege of announcing 29 great years of Eagles football,” Baker said in a statement, “It has truly been an honor.”
Baker is also the PA announcer for the Phillies, a position he’s held for 42 years.
The Eagles say they will work with an outside agency to find a new announcer for the 2014 season.
The Eagles will honor Baker at the September 7th opener against the Jaguars.