Mick Hubert, voice of the Florida Gators, retiring after 33 years
Mick Hubert was hired to replace David Steele as the voice of the Florida Gators back on May 4, 1989.
Now, just a shade more than 33 years later, the Gators will have to find a replacement, as Hubert is calling it quits on his storied broadcasting career.
Per a release from Florida on Thursday, this weekend’s baseball series between South Carolina and Florida will be his last behind the microphone:
“That’s going to be it,” Hubert said. “This wasn’t the end of a five-year plan. I don’t know if I can explain how I knew, but I knew. I had been considering this for a little while. I just had to do some praying about it and enjoy every game.”
Hubert is 68 years old and has called more than 2,500 games during his lengthy career. His legendary “oh my!” call will be remembered for a long time in Gainesville.
Per the release, Hubert “is the only broadcaster in history to call national championship wins for the same school in college football (three), men’s basketball (two), and baseball (one).”
Back in 1996, he set his personal record by calling 96 games during that Florida athletics season. We’ll see who the Gators bring in to replace Hubert, but they’ll have big shoes to fill.