Aaron Goldsmith

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Aaron Goldsmith (born 1983) is an American sportscaster.

Since 2013 he was been a play-by-play announcer for the Seattle Mariners Radio Network,[1] working innings 3, 6 and 7 of each game. In the off-season he also provides play-by-play for college football on Sports USA Radio Network and Pac-12 basketball on Fox Sports 1.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Goldsmith majored in history at Principia College in Illinois. After graduating, Goldsmith entered broadcast journalism at The Broadcast Center in St. Louis. Due to his history background, Goldsmith often found he was four years behind other students. It took 10 months for Goldsmith to graduate from The Broadcast Center.

Upon graduation, Goldsmith began play-by-play broadcasting as an intern for Gateway Grizzlies games. The year was 2007, and Goldsmith would provide 2-innings of play-by-play for each home game.[2] Goldsmith would follow this up with an unpaid internship with the Bourne Braves and then a similar position with the Portland Sea Dogs. In all cases, Goldsmith would be allowed to call select games or innings.[3] During these stints, Goldsmith often found himself starving after calling games and realized he didn't even have a dollar to his name.[1]

After a brief time with the Sea Dogs, Goldsmith worked as the play-by-play voice for the Frisco Roughriders. He would also serve as the team's manager of broadcasting and public relations. Goldsmith would remain with the RoughRiders for two seasons.[4] During his time with the RoughRiders, Goldsmith proposed to his wife, Heather, and she accepted.[1]

In 2012, Goldsmith was hired to be the play-by-play voice for the PawSox Radio Network. Goldsmith would provide play-by-play for every game that season, a first for himself. Goldsmith admits he joined the PawSox because of their history to produce big name announcers, but he knew that was no guarantee.[4]

Finally in 2013, Goldsmith joined the Mariners announce team alongside Rick Rizzs. Goldsmith and his family now live in the Seattle area. Goldsmith's play-by-play style is often attributed to an adaption of Vin Scully,[5] but Goldsmith attributes his style to his work with Eric Nadel and Dave O'Brien.[4]

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