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Pitchers and catchers report on Friday and today we announced the 2016 Spring Training broadcast schedule, which includes 16 radio broadcasts on NewsRadio 620 WTMJ, 14 televised games on FOX Sports Wisconsin and 10 webcasts at Brewers.com.
Hall of Fame announcer Bob Uecker and Jeff Levering will call the games on 620 WTMJ. Television announcers Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder will call the action on FOX Sports Wisconsin. Craig Coshun and Matt Lepay will also handle play-by-play duties for select games. Anderson, Coshun, Levering and Schroeder will team up on the Brewers.com webcasts.
FOX Sports Wisconsin will simulcast four games, featuring productions from other FOX Sports regional networks. These dates include the following: March 19 at the Angels, March 21 vs. the Angels (split squad) and at the Diamondbacks (split squad), and March 27 at the Indians.
Tickets for home Spring Training games are on sale now at Brewers.com, by phone at 1-800-933-7890 or by visiting the Miller Park Box Office. Tickets can also be purchased at the Maryvale Baseball Park Box Office. Tickets are available in five seating areas: Diamond Box ($27), Field Box ($24), Infield Reserved ($18), Outfield Reserved ($14) and Lawn Seating ($8). In addition, there will also be a limited number of advanced parking passes available for $5. Information on Spring Training season tickets can be obtained by calling the Milwaukee Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000.
Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Spring Training this Friday. Position players have a report date of Wednesday, February 24. The first full workout is scheduled for Thursday, February 25.
Please note that games and times are subject to change.
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that Jeff Levering will join the organization as the newest member of the Brewers radio broadcast team. Levering will serve as a play-by-play broadcaster on select road games on 620 WTMJ and the Brewers Radio Network, as well as provide content for the Brewers online, social and new media channels.
In his new role, Levering will handle three innings of play-by-play as he fills in on games missed by Brewers Hall of Fame broadcaster, Bob Uecker. For days when he is not on the air, Levering will provide video, photo, audio and written content for Brewers.com and various other Brewers social media platforms.
Levering’s first official day with the Brewers will be this Sunday as he will be welcomed on the Main Stage at Brewers On Deck (10 am-5 pm at the Wisconsin Center).
“Jeff will be a great addition to the organization, and this is an opportunity for him to contribute both in the radio booth and in our new media efforts,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “By creating this role, we have a consistent voice filling in when Bob elects to stay home on occasional road trips, and we add resources to our expanding social media outreach. We welcome Jeff to the organization and look forward to introducing him to Brewers fans at Brewers On Deck.”
Levering spent the past two seasons as the lead play-by-play broadcaster of the reigning International League champion Pawtucket Red Sox. In addition to his game-day broadcasting duties, he hosted the pre- and post-game shows, “PawSox” Insider, a weekly, one-hour radio magazine show; provided video content for the team website and wrote a blog, “45 Miles from Fenway,” which ranked in the Top-15 nationally among Minor League writers.
“I am thrilled beyond words to be joining the Milwaukee Brewers broadcast team as well as their talented front office,” Levering said. “Being part of a radio booth that features the legendary Bob Uecker and Joe Block is a tremendous honor, and a responsibility that I don’t take lightly. Calling games in the Major Leagues has been a dream of mine since I was a kid and to have a chance to realize it is truly amazing. I can’t thank the Brewers enough for their faith in me and allowing me the opportunity to work in such a terrific organization. My family is excited to immerse ourselves in Milwaukee and be diehard Brewers fans.”
Levering received his degree in broadcast journalism from Chapman University in Orange, California where he also played baseball all four years and was the starting designated hitter on the 2003 D-III National Championship baseball team in Appleton, WI. He and his wife, Ashley, have a son, Brock, who was born in October of 2014.
“We’re excited to integrate Jeff into the Brewers radio broadcast with Bob and Joe,” said Carl Moll, Director of Network Operations for Journal Broadcast Group. “His work in the minor leagues has been impressive and he’s ready to move to the Major League level.”
If you were wondering the strange announcement a few weeks ago about our 6:20 p.m. start time, it all should start to make a little more sense to you today. 620 WTMJ radio will be honored by the Milwaukee Brewers with “620 WTMJ Day” at Miller Park on Monday, June 2. Get it!? 6:20 p.m. start on 6/2 to honor 620 WTMJ with select $6.20 tickets.
In honoring the 620 theme of the day, tickets in the Loge Outfield, Loge Bleachers, Terrace Box and Terrace Reserved categories will be available for just $6.20. In addition, the game time for the Brewers-Twins matchup has been moved from 7:10 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Brewers.com/620WTMJ.
The day of festivities will include 620 WTMJ live broadcasts from Miller Park throughout the day, starting at 12 p.m. with the Jeff Wagner Show and continuing at 3 p.m. with Wisconsin’s Afternoon News with John Mercure. The game will be broadcast live at 6:20 p.m. by Bob Uecker and Joe Block.
“Brewers baseball on WTMJ Radio has been the soundtrack of summer in Wisconsin for decades. Bob Uecker and Joe Block have a special relationship with listeners and we’re very pleased to join the Brewers in honoring fans for their tremendous support over the years,” said Tom Langmyer, Vice President and General Manager of Milwaukee Radio. “620 WTMJ Day will honor our partnership with the Brewers and reward the loyal Brewers fans who have tuned into 620 WTMJ for decades.”
620 WTMJ on-air personalities will also make announcements in the stadium and participate in on-field activities. Hosts Gene Mueller, Jeff Wagner and John Mercure (I hear Mercure has a mean fastball) will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the game’s special start time at 6:20 p.m.
“We appreciate the support of our friends at 620 WTMJ with all that they do to bring Brewers games into the homes of fans throughout the state,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “This promotion provides another great value to Brewers fans, and we look forward to what will be a great night at Miller Park as we host the Twins.”
$6.20 tickets are now available at Brewers.com. Fans can use coupon code 620WTMJ (There is an 8-ticket limit per buyer).
For information, visit Brewers.com/620WTMJ.