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Terps in the Booth: How Maryland Broadcasters Are Taking Over the Minors

By Matt Gilpin, Maryland Athletics Staff Writer

With long bus rides, unglamorous meals, and hours upon hours of working, minor league baseball players have to scratch and claw every day to make their dreams come true. 

The University of Maryland has put a number of ballplayers into the minor leagues with the latest being pitcher Sean Burke and shortstop Benjamin Cowles. Not only has Maryland become a place that sends players to the next level, but it starts student broadcasters on their careers too. 

If you tune into select games on the radio, you’ll be able to hear a number of former Terps calling minor league baseball games at all three levels of the minor leagues. 

“It really is crazy that there’s so many of us in the minors right now,” Jake Eisenberg, play-by-play broadcaster for the Omaha Storm Chasers and 2017 graduate of the University of Maryland said. “We’ve all worked insanely hard and it all really started when we were at Maryland.”

Including Eisenberg, there are currently six former Terps that are broadcasting minor league baseball games. John Vittas for the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, Josh Maurer for the Worcester Red Sox, Justin Gallanty for the Memphis Redbirds, and Scott Kornberg and Matt Present both of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are all proudly representing their alma mater. 

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