PawSox radio voice Levering accepts job with MLB's Brewers

PawSox radio voice Levering accepts job with MLB's Brewers

He will become seventh ex-Pawtucket announcer currently in Major Leagues

PAWTUCKET – Yet another radio broadcaster is departing the Pawtucket Red Sox for the big leagues.

Jeff Levering, who was the PawSox’s lead radio voice for the past two seasons, has earned a job with the Milwaukee Brewers’ radio team this year and will become the seventh former PawSox radio broadcaster currently working in Major League Baseball.

The Brewers announced on Thursday morning that Levering will join Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker and Joe Block on the Brewers Radio Network, as well as provide content for the Brewers’ online, social, and new media channels.

The 31-year-old Levering is the latest in a long, prestigious line of PawSox broadcasters who have received the call to the big leagues, a list that begins with Gary Cohen (New York Mets in 1989) and continues with Cumberland’s Don Orsillo (Boston Red Sox in 2001), Dave Flemming (San Francisco Giants in 2004), Andy Freed (Tampa Bay Rays in 2005), Dave Jageler (Washington Nationals in 2006), Dan Hoard (the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals in 2011), Aaron Goldsmith (Seattle Mariners in 2013), and Bob Socci (the NFL’s New England Patriots in 2013). All eight also have another thing in common -- they are still with the teams that hired them directly from the PawSox.

“I am thrilled beyond words to be joining the Milwaukee Brewers’ broadcast team, as well as their talented front office,” Levering said in a press release. “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.

“I am also honored to continue the legacy started by my predecessors on moving from the press box at McCoy Stadium to the major leagues. I can’t say enough great things about everyone with the PawSox for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful organization for the past two years. And to cap my experience in Pawtucket with a 2014 Governors’ Cup Championship is something I will always cherish.”

Before joining the PawSox, Levering had spent the previous three seasons as the radio voice and Manager of Public Relations for the Springfield Cardinals, the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals in Springfield, Mo. He began his professional broadcasting career in 2005 as a field reporter and associate producer for Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket in Los Angeles, covering the Angels, Dodgers, and NBA's Lakers, and from 2007-09, he was the Director of Broadcasting/Media Relations for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the Angels’ High-A affiliate in the California League.

“Jeff Levering is a talented and accomplished young broadcaster who, in his two seasons with us. certainly left his mark with fans of PawSox Baseball – calling our run to the 2014 Governors’ Cup Championship,” PawSox President Mike Tamburro said in a press release. “The PawSox family wishes him the very best in his new position with the Milwaukee Brewers. Jeff takes his rightful place in the long line of PawSox broadcasters who have graduated to the major leagues.”

“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,” Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger said in a press release. “By creating this role, we have a consistent voice filling in when Bob (Uecker) 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.”