Tom Davis, Guest Host of O’s Xtra
Baltimore native Tom Davis is a 37-year veteran of Charm City sports broadcasting. He hosted Orioles telecasts on HTS from 1984-2002 as well as anchoring the pre-game show.
Tom was sports director for WQSR (105.7FM) throughout the 1990s, doing updates and commentary on the station’s “Rouse & Company” morning show. He also produced and hosted the popular TV show “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” (during the baseball season) and “Touchdown Baltimore” with Johnny Unitas (during football season).
A 5-time winner of the Maryland Sportscaster of the Year Award, Tom began his career as a weekend sportscaster for WBAL-TV in the early 1970s and twice worked at WCBM-AM.
Tom also has worked for NBC-TV, where he did play-by-play for NFL games in 1986. On NBC Radio, he did play-by-play for the 1987 Gator Bowl and the 1987 AFC playoff game between the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns. He also served as host for NBC Radio’s coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, as well as doing play-by-play for men’s basketball and boxing. He has done play-by-play on a number of college football games for the Mutual Radio Network and was a sideline reporter for ABC-TV’s coverage of the USFL in 1983-1984.
Tom also served as a play-by-play announcer for the first game played at Baltimore’s PSINet (now M&T Bank) Stadium on August 8, 1998, an exhibition between the Ravens and Chicago Bears. He lists one of his greatest thrills as calling Cal Ripken’s 400th career home run in 1999.
A graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, Davis received a BS degree in Marketing from the University of Baltimore in 1971. He lives in Baltimore County with his wife Bonnie and is the father of two adult children, Malinda and Tad. He also has a stepdaughter, Mandi, and a grandson, Hunter.