For the first time, a woman will be the voice of an MLB team as Oakland A's hire Jenny Cavnar for the play-by-play call

Jenny Cavnar is the new play-by-play announcer for the Oakland A’s, replacing longtime announcer Glen Kuiper, who was fired after he used a racist slur on live TV last year.

Jenny Cavnar is the new play-by-play announcer for the Oakland A’s, replacing longtime announcer Glen Kuiper, who was fired after he used a racist slur on live TV last year.  

Cavnar becomes “the first female primary play-by-play voice in Major League Baseball history” and "will call a majority of A’s games," NBC Sports California announced Tuesday.  (NBCUniversal is the parent company of NBC Sports California and NBC News.) 

"Excited for the next chapter!! Let’s go!" Cavnar tweeted Tuesday.

Cavnar was the first woman in a quarter-century to call TV play-by-play for an MLB game when she did so in 2018, NBC Sports California said in a statement. In 2015, she became the first woman to provide analysis for a National League series on the radio.

NBC Sports California has named Jenny Cavnar the primary play-by-play announcer for its live-game coverage of the Oakland Athletics.NBC SportsShe has spent the past 12 years as the backup play-by-play announcer, pregame and postgame host and reporter for regional TV coverage of the Colorado Rockies, and she previously covered the San Diego Padres for nearly five years as a reporter and anchor, the network said. She has also covered the NHL and college basketball.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/woman-voice-mlb-team-oakland-as-jenny-cavnar-play-rcna138661


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