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Salem Red Sox to Have First All-Female Broadcasting Team in Baseball

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​The Salem Red Sox, the Single-A-Advanced minor league affiliate of the ​Boston Red Sox, made huge news on Wednesday, as they announced the hiring of play-by-play announcer Melanie Newman.

Newman will join Suzie Cool, creating the first all-female broadcast booth in all of baseball.

"Melanie's experience is going to be an amazing addition to our broadcasts this year," said Salem Red Sox President and General Manager C. Ryan Shelton. "Her knowledge and extensive background in the game is going to provide an insight for our fans that is going to be so different from what they have heard in the past. She and Suzie are going to take this historical moment for the game of baseball, and make this season one to remember for the organization."

"I'm so beyond thrilled to be joining Salem for numerous reasons," said Newman. "The timing could not have been more perfect; the ability to finally work with Suzie, after bonding over social media, the way most of us women in sports have, makes everything come full circle. The cherry on top is working in the farm system of the team that my family is rooted in. I can't wait to start sharing Salem's stories with its fans."

​​Newman has plenty of experience, as she's been working in baseball for over a decade, including last year as a broadcaster for the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.

We can't wait to hear what this produces.


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