Fans attending tomorrow’s spring training game at Ed Smith Stadium will be the first to hear the new voice of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Ryan Wagner. The life-long Orioles fan and former MLB Fan Cave resident will serve as public address announcer for the 1:05 p.m. contest against the Minnesota Twins, a one-game preparation for his new role in Baltimore .
The Orioles announced last month that Wagner was selected as the new Voice of Oriole Park. He was chosen to be the club’s new public address announcer out of a field of 670 applicants.
An Orioles fan originally from Baltimore , Wagner spent last season as a resident of Major League Baseball’s Fan Cave , watching over 2,450 major league games at a 15,000 square foot space in Greenwich Village in New York City . He also co-hosted a series of interactive sketch comedy skits and conducted interviews with MLB players and celebrities as part of his Fan Cave responsibilities.
Wagner received his Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre from Frostburg State University and also attended the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland.