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Orioles broadcaster becomes first female broadcaster in franchise history to call play-by-play for a regular season game

MELANIE NEWMAN
Posted at 10:41 PM, Aug 04, 2020

BALTIMORE — Orioles broadcaster Melanie Newman became the first female broadcaster in franchise history to call play-by-play for a regular season game on Tuesday.

This comes as the club hosted the Miami Marlins.

Newman handled play-by-play duties on the 44-station Orioles Radio Network alongside Geoff Arnold.

She became the fourth active female game broadcaster in Major League Baseball and became the fourth woman to handle play-by-play duties for a Major League Baseball game in 28 years.