Higgins replaces Mark Neely in the Tulsa broadcast box.
Tulsa Drillers fans will have a new radio voice to keep them entertained and updated this season. Dennis Higgins has been hired to fill the role held the past 14 seasons by Mark Neely. Neely has departed for the major leagues to become the lead announcer on the TV broadcasts of the San Diego Padres.
Higgins will bring his own major league experience to Tulsa listeners, having previously served as a radio broadcaster with the San Francisco Giants where he partnered with the popular Jon Miller. Miller is currently the announcer for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.
In addition, Higgins has 13 years experience of calling action in the minor leagues, including five seasons in the Texas League with the Wichita Wranglers.
Higgins will sound familiar to some listeners in Tulsa, as during the past three seasons, he has occasionally filled in for Neely on the Drillers’ broadcasts.