Tim Neverett

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Tim Neverett (born CA. 1966)[1] is the current play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball team, a position he was hired for on December 18, 2008. Neverett is a graduate of Emerson College where he lettered in baseball for four seasons, but his broadcast career began before that. At the age of 19 he had a fill-in role as a play-by-play announcer for the Nashua Pirates. In 1985 Neverett moved from playing baseball to calling baseball for Pittsburgh's Double-A affiliate in the Eastern League full-time. From there Neverett moved to Las Vegas. While in Vegas Neverett would serve as the play-by-play man for the San Diego Padres' and Los Angeles Dodgers' triple-A affiliates. He also called International Hockey League games for the Las Vegas team, a stint he would have for five seasons. While in Vegas he also called college baseball and football games for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.[2]

Eventually Neverett would move himself and his family to Denver. In Denver Neverett began to work for Fox Sports Rocky Mountain. Neverett would serve in multiple capacities for the Colorado Rockies providing play-by-play coverage and doing studio shows while also calling college football, basketball, lacrosse, hockey, track and field and arena football. During this time he was also hired to be one of the play-by-play announcers for college football and men's basketball for the Mtn. and Versus. He also worked as a radio sports talk host at KLZ AM 560, hosted a weekend sports show for Sporting News Radio, and was the host of "This Week in the Mountain West" for the Mountain West Radio Network.[3]

Neverett later announced events for NBC and Westwood One during four different Olympic games. Neverett would call baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer during the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Olympics while calling hockey and skiing events during the 2002 Winter Olympics and the 2006 Winter Olympics. Neverett has also covered NFL and college football on the Sports USA Radio Network.

Neverett lives with his three children: Matthew, Kyle, and Drew, and his wife Barbara.[4]

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