Sauget, Ill. – After spending three seasons with the organization, "Voice of the Grizzlies" Sam Levitt is moving on to a new chapter of his baseball broadcasting career. Levitt is joining the Corpus Christi Hooks, a Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.
Levitt will be joining the Hooks radio broadcast team as a play-by-play announcer and will also serve in an on-air role for the team's video content.
"I am thrilled for this opportunity and look forward to working at the Double-A level of professional baseball," Levitt said. "I dream of one day working in Major League Baseball and this opportunity will help me continue climbing towards that ultimate goal."
He joined the Grizzlies Radio Network as a play-by-play broadcaster after graduating from Northwestern University in 2014 and was promoted to the role of Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations prior to the 2015 season.
"Sam Levitt has been a tremendous asset to the Gateway Grizzlies and we wish him the best," Grizzlies general manager Steve Gomric said. "He continues the long line of talented broadcasters that have been associated with the Grizzlies. I expect him to go far in sports broadcasting."
Levitt called more than 250 games on the Grizzlies Radio Network while he was a familiar face on GTV, the team's video platform both online and inside GCS Credit Union Ballpark. The New York native represented the Grizzlies during local media appearances and worked with news outlets to cover the team. He coordinated the production of all Grizzlies radio and video platforms.
"I will be forever be grateful to owner Rich Sauget, general manager Steve Gomric, manager Phil Warren, and my great friend Adam Young, who I was so fortunate to work alongside during my first season with the team," Levitt said. "They gave me the opportunity of a lifetime in baseball and took a chance on someone who just finished college. The organization and fan base welcomed me with open arms, while Phil always made me feel like a part of the team. That was so important to me as I got familiar with the grind and demanding schedule of a baseball season."
Levitt became a steady voice in the St. Louis market and worked in many roles throughout the greater region. He called Division I basketball games at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville during the baseball offseason and broadcasted games for other universities in the area. Levitt also worked for various television broadcast outlets in Illinois and throughout the Midwest.
"I would not be the broadcaster or person that I am today without my time in this wonderful organization," Levitt said. "I have come to know so many of our listeners and viewers personally. They allowed me to become part of their summer family and I will never forget that. I wish the Grizzlies organization, players, and fans all the best during the 2017 season and beyond."
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