Longtime Texas Rangers television personality Jim Knox announced he is not returning to the club’s telecasts in 2017.
Knox, who announced the news on social media Monday afternoon, has been part of the Rangers’ broadcast the past 15 seasons, creating an avid following among fans who he’d interview in the stands during games.
Knox’s departure follows the announcement last week that longtime television announcer Steve Busby was also not renewed for 2017. Busby had worked in different broadcasting roles for the club since 1982. Dave Raymond, who joined the club in 2016 as a utility play by play man will take over the main announcing duties in 2017.
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The Rangers nor Fox Sports Southwest have commented on Knox’s departure. Knox thanked fans on social media and wished the club well.
“Throughout the years it was truly a privilege meeting some of the best baseball fans at the ballpark and in the community as well as ushers and vendors around the stadium,” Knox wrote in his post. “I will miss you as well as working with some of the best folks in television.”