Danielle Doiron will make history for the Winnipeg Goldeyes (independent; American Association) when she handles play-by-play duties on Saturday. It is believed that with her time on the air Doiron, the team’s media relations assistant, will be the first woman to call a professional baseball game in Canadian history.
Doiron will do a solo play-by-play broadcast of the third inning. Saturday’s game will be carried on the Goldeyes’ flagship radio station 93.7 FM CJNU, as well as 89.5 “The Lake” based out of Kenora, Ontario. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m.
After consulting several sources, Doiron is believed to be the first female to broadcast a professional baseball game for a Canadian team. The Winnipeg native is also believed to be the first Canadian female in general to do play-by-play for a professional baseball game.
“First and foremost, Danielle has earned this opportunity through her incredible work ethic and high-quality contributions to the Goldeyes’ organization,” said Goldeyes’ broadcaster Steve Schuster . “She has a bright future in the industry, and we are extremely proud to call her a part of our family. This is not only a monumental achievement for Danielle, but a significant milestone for Winnipeggers, Canadians, and young women in general with career aspirations in sports media.”
A recent graduate of Red River College’s prestigious Creative Communications program, Doiron is in her second year as the Goldeyes’ media relations assistant. Several of her duties include writing for the Goldeyes’ website and magazine, producing and editing original video content, and helping to organize interviews with local media outlets.
Doiron has also served as a studio host and board operator this summer during Goldeyes’ away broadcasts. This past winter, Doiron received the Jack Matheson Award from the Manitoba Sports Writers and Sportscasters Association. The award honours the late Jack Matheson, one of Winnipeg’s most beloved sports journalists, and is presented to the top Manitoba-based student currently studying in the field.
Most recently, Doiron was hired as the copy editor for The Uniter, the official student newspaper at the University of Winnipeg.
The Goldeyes open a three-game series tonight against the St. Paul Saints at CHS Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU, and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca