Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night.

Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an interview Monday.

"I certainly have mixed emotions about it, but at the end of the day, I chose to strike a better balance between my personal life and professional life," Shulman said. "I’m grateful to ESPN for giving me this opportunity, and equally grateful that they agreed to let me reconfigure my situation in order to make this work. It was not an easy choice."

Shulman first arrived at ESPN in 1995 and has covered predominantly baseball during his tenure. But the Toronto resident cited the need for a work-life balance and his desire to spend more time at home as a factor in his decision.

"Dan recently expressed his desire to modify his schedule to coincide with some personal life changes and he has our full support," Mark Gross, ESPN’s senior VP of production, said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports and other outlets. "While Dan has decided to transition off 'Sunday Night Baseball' after this season, he will still have a presence on our Major League Baseball coverage.