Health problems are forcing longtime Orioles radio announcer Fred Manfra, a well-recognized voice of the team for 24 seasons, to retire from full-time broadcasting duties.
Manfra, who turned 70 in September, said Thursday he will broadcast just 11 home games this upcoming season.
He has scaled back his schedule in recent years because of building physical ailments. He had two hip replacement surgeries in 2014, followed by back surgery that kept him out of the radio booth. He worked roughly 50 games this past season, went on just three road trips and missed spring training.
Now, Manfra will take another step back for what could be his final season. Manfra said...