The Pawtucket Red Sox are pleased to report that their radio broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith has earned a job in the Major Leagues. The Seattle Mariners announced today that Goldsmith, the lead radio voice for the PawSox in 2012, has been hired to join their radio team for the 2013 season. Aaron will work with veteran Mariners voice Rick Rizzs to broadcast all Seattle games during the upcoming season.
Goldsmith, 29, is the latest in a long line of PawSox broadcasters who have received the call to the big leagues. Those include: Gary Cohen (New York Mets in 1989), Don Orsillo (Boston Red Sox in 2001), Dave Flemming (San Francisco Giants in 2004), Andy Freed (Tampa Bay Rays in 2005), Dave Shea (Washington Nationals in 2005), Dave Jageler (Washington Nationals in 2006), and Dan Hoard (the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals in 2011).
"I am proud to continue the tradition of broadcasters who move from McCoy Stadium to the majors," said Goldsmith. "I'd like to express my sincere thanks to everyone with the PawSox for allowing me to be a part of a wonderful organization during an historic championship season last year. This job with the Seattle Mariners is an immense honor and dream come true. I look forward to this incredible opportunity and to contributing to the Mariners both on and off the air."
"Aaron Goldsmith is a talented and accomplished young broadcaster who, in his lone season with us certainly left his mark with fans of PawSox Baseball - calling our run to the Governors' Cup Championship," said PawSox President Mike Tamburro. "The PawSox family wishes him the very best in his new position with the Seattle Mariners. Aaron takes his rightful place in the long line of PawSox broadcasters who have graduated to the major leagues."
"Aaron has a bright future as a broadcaster, and we believe Mariners fans in the Northwest will enjoy listening to him with Rick Rizzs on 710 ESPN and the Mariners Radio Network," said Randy Adamack, Seattle's Senior Vice President of Communications.
Goldsmith was hired by the PawSox in December of 2011 after being chosen from among more than 150 nationwide applicants to replace Dan Hoard who accepted a radio job with the Cincinnati Bengals prior to the 2011 NFL season.
Prior to coming to Pawtucket, Goldsmith had spent the previous two seasons as the radio broadcaster for the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers in Frisco, TX. In 2009 Aaron was a radio broadcaster/studio host for the Portland Sea Dogs, the Red Sox Double-A affiliate in the Eastern League.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Aaron graduated from Principia College in Elsah, IL where he majored in History. Following college he attended the Broadcast Center in St. Louis where he earned a certificate in Radio Broadcasting and Production. His professional broadcast career began in 2007 doing play-by-play for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Independent Frontier League followed by a summer on the Cape in 2008 as the lead broadcaster for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League.