Attention, Giants Fans!

San Francisco makes history by hiring the first woman announcer

WHILE THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS WERE IN THE ARIzona desert working off their winter flab, back home in Candlestick Park a little bit of history was unfolding. Five hundred candidates turned up for open auditions to become the team's new stadium announcer, but none of the dozens of experienced sports broadcasters vying for the plum platform got the nod. Instead the Giants will start a rookie -- a legal secretary from Walnut Creek, California. On opening day, April 5, Sherry Davis will become the first woman ever to be a full-time pro baseball announcer. The pay: $75 a game. Davis, a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!