All-female broadcast crew calls MLB game for first time ever, including a PPR alumnus

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There was history in the broadcast booth at Tropicana Field. It was her story, too. Because for the first time in Major League Baseball history, an all-female announcing crew called a game as the Tampa Bay Rays played the Baltimore Orioles.

The YouTube broadcast featured Melanie Newman on play-by-play with Sarah Langs as the analyst.

Alanna Rizzo was the on-field reporter, and Heidi Watney and Lauren Gardner hosted the pregame and postgame coverage.

And KUSI has to give a big shoutout to Heidi Watney, who worked on the Prep Pigskin Report as she was starting out her career!

Female Mlb Broadcast Crew

YouTube in-game reporter Alanna Rizzo, part of an all-female broadcast crew, interviews Brandon Lowe, left, after the Rays’ 9-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

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