Almost seven years to the day the Pittsburgh Pirates hired Tim Neverett to be their play-by-play man, he has moved on to the same position with the Boston Red Sox on WEEI. Neverett grew up in the New England area in Nashua, New Hampshire, so this is a homecoming for him. The Pirates will obviously be looking for a new play-by-play man to fill his role.
Pirates president Frank Coonelly issued the following statement:
“Tim has been a consummate professional and a passionate ambassador of Pirates baseball for the last seven years. During that time, Tim has called many great Pirates moments and has been an important part of a team that brings Pirates baseball to our fans with heart and genuine passion. “We thank Tim for his many contributions to the Pirates organization and our community and wish Tim the very best as he begins a new chapter in his career with the Red Sox. “We have already begun what will be an extensive search to find a new play-by-play broadcaster who brings a high-level of energy and passion for the game of baseball, the Pirates organization and making a difference in the lives of those in our community.”