NORWICH, Ct. - The Connecticut Tigers, New York-Penn League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, are pleased to introduce veteran on-air broadcaster Kevin Gehl as their new Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations.
Gehl will serve as lead radio play-by-play announcer for all home and away games on the Courtyard Marriott Connecticut Tigers Radio Network. He also joins the Dodd Stadium front office as a sales executive and manager of multimedia outreach for the club.
The new Voice of the Connecticut Tigers brings a decade of professional broadcasting experience to Connecticut. Gehl is the inaugural television voice of Maine Mammoths football in the National Arena League and serves as a play-by-play broadcaster in multiple sports for Patriot League, Ivy League, and Northeastern University coverage on NESN, Stadium, and ESPN+. He's an EMMY®-nominated sports reporter whose work has appeared on Big Ten Network and NBC Sports California.
"Kevin's on-air experience speaks for itself," said Tigers general manager Dave Schermerhorn. "We're excited to welcome a seasoned play-by-play voice with personality and enthusiasm that Tigers fans will love when they tune in throughout Southeastern Connecticut and beyond."
"I sincerely thank Dave Schermerhorn and senior vice president C.J. Knudsen for developing this new front office position around my strengths as a broadcaster, content creator, and media facilitator," Gehl explained. "With a first-overall pick in the upcoming MLB First-Year Player Draft, there's a focus on the future in the Detroit Tigers organization and I'm honored to team up with a top-notch club I had the privilege to cover as a reporter."
From 2011 to 2015, Gehl worked as a sports anchor at WLNS-TV (CBS) in Michigan and reported from Comerica Park during the American League Championship run of the 2012 Detroit Tigers, who included current Connecticut Tigers manager Gerald Laird on their World Series roster.
"We take great pride in our affiliation with the Detroit Tigers," said Schermerhorn. "Kevin's background and knowledge of the Major League club will be a great asset as we extend our Player Development Contract with Detroit through the 2020 season."
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Gehl graduated from the University of Missouri and previously served as Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Hagerstown Suns, South Atlantic League affiliate of the Washington Nationals. He also provided radio play-by-play for the Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Tune in to the Courtyard Marriott Connecticut Tigers Radio Network for all 76 games of the 2018 Tigers season on WICH 1310 AM across Connecticut or listen online at CTTigers.com via TuneIn Radio. Opening Night is set for Friday, June 15 at Dodd Stadium in Norwich with first pitch against the Lowell Spinners at 7:05 p.m.
For all Connecticut Tigers media inquiries and requests, please contact Kevin Gehl by e-mail at Kevin@CTTigers.com or call (860) 887-7962 ext 109.
The Connecticut Tigers are the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Connecticut. 2018 season memberships for "The Club," mini ticket plans, group tickets, and team merchandise are now on sale at CTTigers.com. The Dodd Stadium front office and box office are open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for walk-up visits or phone calls at (860) 887-7962.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.