Nickname: Donny "O" Family: Wife - Lisa, 2 Daughters - Sydney & Madison Hobbies: Music, Reading, Fishing Pets: Dog - Knopfler, Guinea Pig - Arthur Favorite Sport to watch (other than Baseball): Hockey Favorite sports to play (other than Baseball): Racquetball Favorite Food: Lobster Favorite TV Show: Sopranos Favorite Singer or Musical Group: Dave Mathews Favorite Song: Pearl Jam, 'Better Man' Favorite Movie: Godfather 1 Favorite Sports Movie: Field Of Dreams Favorite Piece of clothing: Ties, I have hundreds If you could spend a day with anyone who would it be? Grandfather, Eddie Nolan, who passed away in 1980. He was a great Red Sox fan. Favorite professional team growing up? Red Sox Favorite professional player growing up? Dwight Evans
Don Orsillo joined NESN in April 2001 as the network's voice of Boston Red Sox baseball. His first regular season game in the NESN booth was Hideo Nomo's no-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles. After calling over 85 games during the 2001 season, Orsillo ended the season back in Baltimore calling the final game of Oriole great Cal Ripken Jr's Hall of Fame career.
Orsillo came to NESN from the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston's AAA affiliate, where he served as the radio play-by-play announcer for over 140 games each season since 1996. In addition to his duties in the broadcast booth, Orsillo also served as the team's Director of Community Relations.
Orsillo got his start as a baseball play-by-play announcer for the Pittsfield Mets of the New York-Penn League during the 1991 and 1992 seasons. In 1993, Orsillo moved to Binghamton, New York to do play-by-play radio and television for the Binghamton Mets of the AA Eastern League. While with Binghamton he had the opportunity to serve as a commentator for the nationally syndicated 1994 AA All-Star Game.
During the 1991-1996 hockey seasons, Orsillo was the play-by-play radio and television voice for the Springfield Indians/Falcons. He hosted "Inside the Indians," a weekly live television talk show and was the analyst for the 1994 AHL All-Star Game.
Orsillo grew up in Madison, New Hampshire and is a 1991 graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts with a B.S. in Communications.