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One of the most recognizable public address voices in the game, Chuck Morgan is in this 30th year in professional baseball. The longtime Rangers employee serves as the club?s public address announcer and handles scoreboard production for all Rangers home games. He has been with the Rangers for 24 of the last 25 seasons beginning with the 1983 campaign.

The second home game of 2008, April 9 vs. the Baltimore Orioles, Morgan will announce the starting lineups at his 2,000th consecutive Major League Baseball game. He has not missed a home game since he began working at the Rangers 25 years ago.

With the Rangers, Morgan has been responsible for the creation of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame, the Texas Rangers FanFest, and the Rangers? mascot, Rangers Captain. He is credited with the creation of the ?dot race? at Rangers home games and with the addition of waffle ball parks at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. He also was a consultant on the addition of the waffle ball park for the Chiba Lotte Marines professional baseball team in Tokyo, Japan. In Kansas City, he created the Krispy Kreme “12 hits and a dozen doughnuts? promotion. He was coordinator for All-Star Workout Day and Home Run Derby for Major League Baseball?s 1995 All-Star Game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

In addition to his tenure with the Rangers, Morgan has also worked for the Kansas City Royals (2002) and Nashville Sounds (1978-1980). For the past seven years, he also has been the public address announcer on Major League Baseball video games for Microsoft?s X-Box, Sony Playstation 2, and Nintendo?s GameCube.

While in Nashville, he was an announcer at The Grand Ole Opry, hosted several nationally syndicated radio and television shows, was a television sports anchor and made several ?cornfield? appearances on Hee Haw.

In 1982, he was named the Country Music Association?s Major Market Disc Jockey of the Year. In 2001 and 2003, he was named by The Sporting News as the best public address announcer in Major League Baseball.

Chuck and his wife, Lynn, reside in Arlington. They have two sons, Kelley (29) and Rhett (27).

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