PHOENIX — Greg Schulte, the iconic voice of Arizona Diamondbacks games, announced Monday that he has started chemotherapy treatment.
The D-backs organization made the announcement, and Schulte added that he will miss “some” home game broadcasts in the future.
Schulte, 69, was already missing road games this season for a different medical condition. He didn't share the exact reason why he's undergoing chemo.
The broadcaster has been with the MLB club since its inception and has called more than 3,000 D-backs games.
He has also called for other Arizona sports franchises like the Phoenix Suns and would do play-by-play alongside legendary broadcaster Al McCoy on occasion.
Nicknamed Gub, Schulte says he plans on returning to the radio booth eventually.
“I appreciate your prayers and privacy as I concentrate on my health at this time,” he said in a written statement. “I’m staying positive and hoping for a full recovery.”
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