Eduardo Ortega began announcing baseball as a 20 year old in Mexico in 1983. Four years later he began broadcasting for the San Diego Padres as their Spanish-language broadcaster. He is a very highly regarded Spanish-language broadcaster and has also announced for CBS Hispanic Radio Network, Cadena Caracol, LBC Radio Network, and ESPN Deportes Radio.
He has announced 16 MLB All-Star Games, 21 World Series, and for the World Baseball Classic. Some noteable achievements that Eduardo has announced games for are: Tony Gwynn’s and Rickey Henderson’s 3,000th hits, Randy Johnson’s 4,000th strikeout, Mark McGwire’s 500th homerun, Barry Bonds 700th and 755th homeruns, Trevor Hoffman’s breaking of the all-time saves record, and five Padres’ division titles.
In 1997 Eduardo was names Sportscaster of the Year by the Sportswriter Association of Tijuana, in 1998 he was named Tijuana’s Sports Ambassador by the mayor, in 2004 he was given a Career Achievement Award by Tijuana’s sports media, in 2012 he was inducted into the Tijuana Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2013 and 2014 he was a finalist for the Ford C. Frick Award. Was inducted on 2015 into the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum at the New American Museum and Learning Center in San Diego, California.