DETROIT – FOX Sports Detroit and Detroit Tigers today announced the broadcast team for the 2019 Detroit Tigers season.
Tiger's telecasts at FOX Sports Detroit will work play-by-play advertiser Matt Shepard ( @ShepMatt ) along with Hall of Famer Jack Morris and Kirk Gibson ( @ 23KGibby ) as analysts. In addition, Dan Petry joins Craig Monroe ( @ CMo_27 ) as an analyst at Tigers Live before and after the game.
"We are thrilled to have Matt, Kirk and Jack in our booth, giving Tiger's fans an entertaining and informative television all year round," says Greg Hammaren, SVP & General Manager, FOX Sports Detroit. "We are also thrilled that Dan is joining our Tigers Live shows to give unique insight and a fresh voice to our coverage. It's great to have the team together again! & # 39;
"All of us with the tigers are doing a lot during the coming 201
Morris was introduced to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018, a five-time All-Star (1981, 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1991) and played on four World Series Championship teams (1984 Tigers, 1991 Twins and 1992 – 1993 Blue Jays). He is currently a pre-color analyst and gaming analyst for Minnesota Twins telecasts at FOX Sports North, and in recent years has earned a similar role for Tiger's telecasts at FOX Sports Detroit. Over the past eight years, he has been an MLB.com and MLB Network analyst as well as using the 2013 season as a color analyst at the Toronto Blue Jays radio stations.
Gibson returns to television for his ninth season to serve as an analyst for FOX Sports Detroit's tiger coverage. Previously, he worked as a color analyst at FSN Detroit from 1998-2002. He played 17 seasons in the Major League with the Tigers (1979-87, 1993-95), Los Angeles Dodgers (1988-90), Kansas City Royals (1991) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1992). Gibson was a member of the Tigers 1984 World Championship team and the Los Angeles Dodgers 1988 World Championship team. He began his coaching career as a bench coach for the tigers from 2003-05 under manager Alan Trammell. He served as Diamondback's bench coach from 2007 until he took over the interim manager title on July 1, 2010. Gibson ruled the Arizona Diamondbacks for five seasons (2010-14) and was named BBWAA National League Manager of the Year in 2011.
Shepard has been operating in a number of roles for FOX Sports Detroit since 1999, including play-by-play for the tigers, stamps, lion president, MHSAA championship, and CCHA. He has hosted Pistons Live, Lions postgame show and Lions Game Plan. A two-hour NSBA Michigan Sportscaster of the Year, he was also the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Ty Tyson Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting presented by Detroit Sports Media. Shepard also serves as a radio announcer for the University of Michigan basketball and Eastern Michigan University football team.
Petry helped the tigers win the 1984 World Series, 1987 American Eastern Division and Braves win the 1991 National League Pennant. An American League All-Star in 1985 played Petry to Detroit Tigers (1979-87 and 1990-91), California Angels (1988-89), Atlanta Braves (1991) and Boston Red Sox (1991). He was the last Tiger's pitcher to win games for the tigers for three decades (70's, 80's and 90's). Petry served as a color analyst for Tigers Live last season (Sept. 21-23). He also worked as a tiger TV analyst as the games were split between networks and served as substitute color analyst for the Detroit Tiger Radio Network in 2012. Petry has also worked before and after with Dan Miller on FOX 2 every business day since 2007 with the exception of 2014 and have worked before and after the game, since the tigers have been in the playoffs since 2006.
Monroe returns to his eighth season as a study analyst for Detroit Tigers at FOX Sports Detroit. He also occasionally works as an analyst on game broadcasts. Monroe played nine seasons in majors with Texas Rangers (2001), Detroit Tigers (2002-07), Chicago Cubs (2007), Minnesota Twins (2008) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2009).
FOX Sports Detroit, the exclusive regional broadcasters of the Detroit Tigers, video games for more than 3.2 million households throughout Michigan and parts of northwest Ohio and northern Indiana. The network's 2019 telecast schedule will be released at a later date.