After serving as the broadcaster for the Biloxi Shuckers since 2015, Chris Harris has been hired to fill a broadcasting position with the Mississippi Braves.
Harris has been a consistent presence for the Shuckers during their time in Biloxi, as he asssumed the role in the franchise’s first season after it relocated from Huntsville, AL. In a statement he issued via Twitter on Wednesday, Harris revealed that he is taking a media relations and broadcasting position with the Braves, a fellow Class AA Southern League club.
“Friday will be bittersweet,” Harris said in his statement. “After three exciting years in the organization, it will be my final day with the Biloxi Shuckers. To be a part of helping to build a franchise (literally) from the ground up, helping to establish a brand was a privilege that not many in the sports industry get to experience. I cannot thank the community enough for not only accepting me but this franchise into their lives.”
A two-time Southern League Radio Broadcaster of the Year (2013 and 2017), Harris was with the Shuckers during some memorable moments. More from the Sun Herald:
He also made the dramatic call when the Shuckers earned a 5-4 win in 14 innings over the Mobile BayBears in the team’s first game at MGM Park on June 6, 2015. The game was played before a crowd of 5,065 with the stadium still undergoing some work.
While dealing with interest from national media outlets like Sports Illustrated and ESPN, Harris helped the affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers navigate a 54-game road trip to begin their first season in 2015.
Before becoming the broadcaster of the Shuckers, Harris worked in the same position for the Jackson Generals, another Southern League club.