Who is Ray Fosse's wife Carol? Oakland Athletics broadcaster quits amid 16-year cancer battle

Oakland Athletics broadcaster Ray Fosse revealed that he has been silently battling cancer for the past 16 years


                            Who is Ray Fosse's wife Carol? Oakland Athletics broadcaster quits amid 16-year cancer battle
Oakland Athletics broadcaster Ray Fosse (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ray Fosse, an Oakland Athletics broadcaster, is stepping down as a color commentator for A's baseball on NBC Sports California to focus on his health. On Thursday, August 5, the longtime athletics announcer announced that he had been battling cancer for the past 16 years.

Fosse joins a list of celebrities who have come out with their cancer diagnoses recently. MEAWW has reported some of these celebrities, including the likes of wrestling announcer Don West, Blink 182 singer Mark Hoppus, and actor James Michael Tyler.

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Since 1986, Fosse has worked as a colour analyst for the A's radio and television broadcasts, NBC reported. Fosse made his MLB debut in September 1967 with the Cleveland Indians, where he was a two-time All-Star, two-time World Series champion, and Gold Glove Award winner. He spent 12 years in Major League Baseball before pursuing a career in broadcasting. Here's what we know about Fosse's wife.



 

Who is Ray Fosse's wife Carol?

According to People Pill, Ray and Carol Fosse have been married since April 4, 1970. They live in Oakland, California, and Scottsdale, Arizona, respectively. Celebs Age Wiki reported that Carol, born Carol Elizabeth Mancuso, has two children with the broadcaster.  

The pair, according to ESPN, lives in the Bay Area and Scottsdale, Arizona, where they maintain tabs on the A's, their two daughters, and their three grandkids. "Matthew, Nikki's 8-year-old, is into baseball," Fosse said to the news outlet, "and I must say, he can really swing the bat." Jim, the eldest, continues to reside in Marion, tending to the Fosse family's origins. "He's the real hero in the family," Fosse added. "He took care of Mom and Marion while cheering Jerry and me on."

Due to his present medical situation, Fosse on Thursday announced that he would be leaving the A's with immediate effect in order to focus on his therapy. “Along with my wife of 51 years, Carol, today we share that I have been silently battling cancer for the past 16 years," his statement said. "Given my current medical condition, I am taking a step away from the A’s and NBC Sports California effective immediately, to focus on my treatment and to be with my family during this time. My wife, Carol, and I extend our gratitude to the baseball community, and community at large, for your thoughts and prayers,” it added.



 

“The Oakland A’s and NBC Sports California send our unconditional support to Ray during this challenging time,” the A’s and NBC Sports California said in a joint statement, according to San Fransisco Chronicle. “Our priority is Ray’s health and well-being. He is and will always be part of our family, and we will help him and Carol in every way we can throughout Ray’s recovery.”

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