In The News: Remembering Steve Klauke, The Nicest Guy In Sports

How does a lifelong storyteller and sports enthusiast from Chicago, Illinois, build a career as a minor league play-by-play voice in Salt Lake City? “The interstate,” former Salt Lake Bees and Weber State Wildcats play-by-play broadcaster Steve Klauke quipped.

That was his way. Simultaneously one of the most genuine and caring people I have ever known, Klauke could disarm you with sarcasm or a ‘dad joke’ before you ever realized hijinx were afoot.

I was fortunate to sit alongside Steve in 2018, through the longest nine-inning game in franchise history. I asked questions, took notes, and, more importantly, gained a new friend that evening.

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