The Dodgers may not be interested in adding players to their roster this winter but they’ve decided to add an additional broadcaster to the announcing team. The Dodgers have announced the hiring of Tim Neverett who will call select games on television and radio. He’ll fill in for Joe Davis when he’s on his Fox assignments and for Charley Steiner who has requested to reduce his schedule in 2019.
Neverett has been the radio play-by-play announcer for the Boston Red Sox over the last three years. Neverett has a long established career in broadcasting. Before the Red Sox job he was the radio and TV guy for the Pirates for seven seasons. Speaking of Stenier, the Dodgers also renewed his contract through the 2021 season. Steiner is entering his fifteenth season with the Dodgers. Check out the club’s official press release below.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the addition of Tim Neverett to their broadcast team. Neverett will call a select number of Dodger games on both television and radio, handling play-by-play duties on SportsNet LA during Joe Davis’s national assignments and on AM 570 in place of Charley Steiner, who requested to cut back on his broadcast schedule.
“We’re excited to welcome Tim to our broadcast team, and know Dodger fans will appreciate his knowledge, passion and insight on the air,” said Lon Rosen, Dodger Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “The Dodgers are also thrilled that Charley will continue to be part of the team’s broadcasts for years to come. We think the addition of Tim along with Charley, Joe and our talented group of analysts and reporters will continue to treat Dodger fans to one of the best broadcasts in baseball.”
The 52-year-old Neverett served as the radio play-by-play voice of the Boston Red Sox for the past three seasons following a seven-year stint as the radio and television play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Before joining the Pirates, Neverett spent four years working for FSN Rocky Mountain, including as a studio host for Colorado Rockies games during the 2008 season. He also served the network as a play-by-play announcer for Rockies games, college football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, arena football, and track and field. In addition, Neverett hosted talk shows for both the nationally syndicated Sporting News Radio Network and ESPN 560 in Denver, Colorado, where he was named the 2005 Best Radio Sports-Talk Host by Westword magazine. Prior to his time in Denver, Neverett lived in Las Vegas, calling games on radio and TV for the Padres’ and Dodgers’ Triple-A teams as well as Las Vegas’ International Hockey League team and the UNLV baseball and football teams. Neverett, who began his broadcasting career in 1985 with Pittsburgh’s Double-A affiliate Nashua, also called baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer as well as hockey and skiing during four Olympic Games from 2002-2008.
“I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to join such an established and talented group of radio and television broadcasters, as well as the gifted production personnel with the Dodgers,” said Neverett. “My family and I are thrilled to be able to be part of the Dodger family and be back in the National League. I am very much looking forward to getting started, renewing old acquaintances and making new ones.”
The Dodgers also agreed to a contract extension through the 2021 season with Steiner, who is entering his 15th season as the club’s play-by-play announcer.
“I am thankful to Mark, Stan, Tucker and Lon for their understanding of my desire to cut back on my schedule and extending my contract to allow me to continue doing what I love,” said Steiner. “Father Time, Mother Nature, and the road have never lost a battle. I’m just trying to keep pace with those three, and hopefully getting to call the final out of the Dodgers’ next championship. Tim will be a great addition to the Dodger broadcast, and I am so thrilled to have him join the Dodger family.”
6 thoughts on “Dodgers Add Veteran Tim Neverett To Broadcast Crew”
I cannot believe that Steiner has been with the Dodgers for 15 years already. I think it is about time he retire, especially if he is complaining about the season beeing too long and taxing. Why did the Dodgers sign him to an extension, if he is showing signs of running on vapors? Oh I forgot, the Dodgers sign tired rubber arm pitchers too.
So, why do they have to hire a Red Sox announcer. You mean to tell me there are not any qualified Los Angeles natives and True Blue Dodger Homers that can do the job?
Hard to figure these Dodger executives out.
You can bet it has something to do with money or some type of graphics. Ha!
Who says Friedman doesn’t sign big time players, oops, I mean announcers?
Dodgers platoon their players, why not start platooning announcers, too!
I have never heard the guy, so it is very hard to judge someone you have never heard. I like Steiner, I always have. I think his gaffs give him personality. You have to remember, the older he got, Vinny made quite a few mistakes too, especially with players names. The new guy can’t be any worse than Davis can he? Davis is a Joe Buck clone if there ever was one and I can’t stand Joe Buck. Davis is so vanilla. What I really would have liked is moving Orel out of the booth as color guy and putting Monday in that job. Much better at that job than Orel I am boring beyond belief Hershiser.
No Davis is not vanilla, he is a damp wash rag.
I like Steiner too. At least he can be interesting, Joel Davis has no ability to be interesting.
How the hell did Doc Roberts get the gig coaching the Rams a few weeks ago?