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Mariners Broadcasters

MARINERS BROADCASTERS

Rick Rizzs
Rick RizzsRICK RIZZS is in his 29th season with the Mariners broadcast team in 2014. Except for spending three seasons calling the play-by-play on radio for the Detroit Tigers from 1992-94, he has been a big part of the Mariners radio-TV crew since 1983. Rick is a 1975 graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. From 1975-80, he handled baseball play-by-play duties at the double-A level for Alexandria, Amarillo and Memphis. Rick became the sports director at WBNS radio in Columbus, OH in 1981, where he called Ohio State football and triple-A baseball for two seasons. He was named the Ohio "Sportscaster of the Year" in 1981 by the Ohio Sportscasters Association. In 2000, Rick was named the Chicago-area sportscaster of the year by the Chicago Pitch and Hit Club. In 1995 Rick and Dave Henderson founded "Toys For Kids," to provide holiday gifts for underprivileged kids in the Seattle area. Each year they have raised enough money to deliver over 6,000 toys to agencies, making a true difference in this community. Rick resides in Issaquah, WA. He has a son, Nick and two grandsons, Jaxon and Braedon.


Dave Sims

Dave Sims DAVE SIMS is in his eighth season with the Mariners broadcast team in 2014. The versatile Sims, who has national experience in baseball, basketball and football, grew up in Philadelphia and attended Bethany College in West Virginia. He played catcher and majored in mass communications before graduating in 1975. Sims, who focuses on play-by-play duties on Mariners television broadcasts, is familiar to sports fans across the country for calling Major League Baseball and college basketball games for ESPN, as well as NFL play-by-play on Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports, including NFC playoff games. The two-time Emmy Award winner has also called play-by-play for NCAA Basketball regular season games and tournament coverage for the past nine years. Sims was the recipient of the Big East Media Award in 2005, and also won the American Football Foundation's Lindsey Nelson Outstanding Sportscaster Award. Sims began his career as a sportswriter for the New York Daily News, covering college sports, professional soccer and the NBA. He then became a weekend sports anchor at WCBS-TV in New York. In 1991, Sims joined ESPN as a play-by-play announcer for college basketball. He's also been a longtime broadcaster for Big East football (1993-94 and 1998-2006). On radio, he provided play-by-play for CBS Radio/Westwood One's Sunday night NFL broadcast starting in 2005 and on a permanent basis since 2006. Sims also calls NCAA Basketball Tournament action for Westwood One. He has also worked as a reporter and anchor for WCBS-TV and as a talk show host for MSG Network and WFAN-AM in New York. He co-hosts "Basketball & Beyond with Coach K" for XM Satellite Radio with Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski. Sims and his wife Abby have two sons.


Mike Blowers
Mike Blowers MIKE BLOWERS, who enters his eighth season as the Mariners television analyst, is a long-time fan favorite who did three tours with the Mariners (1992-1995, 1997, 1999). Prior to joining the Mariners broadcast team in 2007, Blowers spent four years as the pre- and post-game analyst on KOMO 1000 News broadcasts of Mariners games. Blowers was a stand-out at Bethel High School in Spanaway, WA, and was a Pac-10 Triple Crown winner while with the University of Washington. During his 11-year Major League career, Blowers also played for the Yankees (1989-91), Dodgers (1996) and Athletics (1998). He played in the postseason with the Mariners in 1995 and 1997. During Seattle's memorable 1995 season, he set career highs in almost every statistical category, including 113 hits, 24 doubles, 23 homers and 96 RBI. He tied a Major League record with three grand slams in a single month in August of '95, when he hit .283 with nine homers and a club-record tying 33 RBI. Blowers received the first-ever "Unsung Hero" award from the Seattle chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America in 1993. He was originally selected by the Montreal Expos in the 10th round of the 1986 June draft. After being traded to the Yankees on Aug. 31, 1989, Blowers made his Major League debut with the Yankees on Sept. 1 vs. California. He actually made his first big league start against the Mariners on Sept. 5, 1989. Blowers lives in Graham, with his wife Nicole and their four children.

Aaron Goldsmith

Aaron Goldsmith AARON GOLDSMITH enters his second season with the Mariners broadcast team in 2014. Goldsmith partners with lead announcer Rick Rizzs in the radio booth calling spring training and regular season games, and is actively involved in other Mariners programming, including the Hot Stove League Show, Cactus League Report and Mariners Sunday Magazine.

A St. Louis, Mo, native, Aaron graduated from Principia College in Elsah, IL, with a BA in history. After college he attended the Broadcast Center in St. Louis, earning a certificate in Radio Broadcasting and Production. He spent the 2012 season as the lead announcer for the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox, calling all 144 PawSox games on the club's 14-station network, as well as handling 10 telecasts last season. Aaron was the co-host of the weekly PawSox Insider radio show, and was the author of the highly-regarded MLB.com blog, 45 Miles from Fenway. Prior to joining Pawtucket, Goldsmith spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons as the radio broadcaster for the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. He also served as the team's Manager of Broadcasting/Media Development. In 2009, Aaron was the broadcaster/studio host for the Portland Sea Dogs, the Red Sox AA affiliate in the Eastern League. Goldsmith began his broadcast career in 2007 with the Gateway Grizzlies in the independent Frontier League, and called the Bourne Braves games in the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2008. Aaron and his wife Heather reside in Seattle. During the past offseason, Aaron called college basketball games for FS-1 and the Pac-12 Network.


Kevin Cremin

Kevin Cremin KEVIN CREMIN KEVIN CREMIN is in his 32nd season as Executive Producer/Engineer for all Mariners radio broadcasts in 2014. He is responsible for the technical aspects of each broadcast, as well as relaying updated game information to the entire broadcast crew. Cremin also produces the Hot Stove League and Saturday and?Sunday Magazine shows for 710 ESPN Seattle.

The Tulsa, OK, native attended the University of Oklahoma and studied journalism. After spending eight years in the circulation department of the Tulsa World & Tribune, he joined the Mariners Radio Network full-time in 1983. He is currently the senior radio engineer in the AL. He resides in Seattle with wife Margaret and daughters Colleen and Kate.


Mark Engelbrekt
Mark Engelbrekt MARK ENGELBREKT is in his 29th season with Mariners television in 2014. He currently serves as the Director for all telecasts on ROOT SPORTS™ in Seattle. Mark graduated from the University of Washington in 1974 with a B.A. in communications. After working as a floor director for KING and KOMO, he joined KSTW in 1977 as Producer/Director of the Ten O'clock News. He produced Mariners telecasts from 1982-85 and served as Producer/Director from 1989-91. He joined the Mariners organization as television network producer in 1993. He resides in Seattle with wife Dianne, son Max and daughter Lily.

Alex Rivera
Alex Rivera ALEX RIVERA is in his eighth season as the Spanish play-by-play voice of the Mariners broadcast team in 2014. The former Latin and Reggae musician, brings flavor and soul to the Mariners Spanish Broadcast Team. Since making the cross-country move, the New York native has built up a wealth of experience in the Seattle area. On top of collaborating on previous Spanish broadcasts with the Mariners, Alex has also worked for Spanish publications El Mundo and La Voz as well as Radio Sol during his career in print and on the airwaves. Alex lives in Edmonds with his wife Cindy and two daughters, Gloria and Alexis.


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