In Joe Castiglione’s 33 seasons as a Red Sox radio voice, he has had four primary broadcast partners: Ken Coleman (1983-89), Bob Starr (1990-92), Jerry Trupiano (1993-2006), and Dave O’Brien (2007-15).
On Monday, WEEI announced who his partner would be in 2016 and presumably for many seasons beyond.
Tim Neverett, a Nashua, N.H., native and former Emerson College baseball player who has called Pittsburgh Pirates games for the past seven seasons, was formally hired as the Red Sox’ newest radio broadcaster.
“For a kid who grew up in New England cheering for the Red Sox, this is an extremely rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Neverett said
Neverett, 49, was offered the position last week while visiting with WEEI and Entercom Boston executives, and the deal was formalized Monday. He beat out a field of more than 200 applicants seeking to replace O’Brien, who will move over to NESN’s Red Sox telecasts in 2016.
Before joining the Pirates, Neverett spent four years at FSN Rocky Mountain, calling Colorado Rockies games and serving as a studio host.
Neverett began his baseball broadcasting career in 1985 with Pittsburgh’s Double A affiliate in the Eastern League. At the age of 19, he had the opportunity to be a fill-in, calling radio play-by-play of Nashua Pirates games, which led to more innings and ultimately a schedule of games that season.
I can't thank everyone I worked with and the fans enough. It was a difficult decision to leave the @Pirates and my partners and friends...— Tim Neverett (@TimNeverett) December 28, 2015