John Sadak, the lead radio/TV voice and director of broadcasting/media relations for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League) is stepping down from his post after five years with the team.
“It is time,” said Sadak. “It has been an honor to call games at the highest level of the minors, and to do so for the New York Yankees. Calling Major League Baseball is still a lifelong dream I hope to achieve one day. However, the time has come for me to focus on my national broadcasting opportunities and spend more time with my family.”
Named the top broadcaster in minor league baseball by Ballpark Digest after his first season with the RailRiders in 2013, Sadak served as the organization’s lead announcer during its run to the 2016 Governors’ Cup crown and the overall Triple-A National Championship. That same year, he was named one of MiLB’s top broadcast prospects by Baseball America.
Sadak will continue to work nationally for Westwood One radio and CBS Sports Network television. The Rowan University graduate and New York City native’s career includes time in the New York Yankees front office as the big league club’s assistant director of broadcasting and scoreboard operations. He has also called games nationally for both ESPN and FOX.
Over the years, he has been honored by the National Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association, Delaware Press Association, Philadelphia Press Association, New Jersey Associated Press Broadcasters Association, Society of Professional Journalists, National Federation of Press Women, Communicator Awards, WGLS-FM Hall of Fame and other organizations.
“We feel the professional on-air experience John provided for our fans and the listeners for the past five seasons was among the best in professional sports,” said RailRiders team president and general manager Josh Olerud. “John was a great member of the front office here with the RailRiders and we wish him and his family nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”