It’s not just players who spend years in the minor’s working toward a potential dream call to Major League Baseball. Sometimes that can apply to the employees who tirelessly work long hours doing anything and everything for the team. For Adrienne Roberson, 17 years as the PA voice of AA’s Bowie Baysox has paid off as she is getting called up to be the new PA announcer for the Baltimore Orioles.

Roberson becomes the first woman to be full-time public address announcer for the Orioles and the fourth woman to have this position in MLB with Renel Brooks-Moon (Giants), Marysol Castro (Mets), and Amelia Schimmel (Athletics). Roberson replaces Ryan Wagner who was fired for what appeared to be some rather benign political Twitter posts that had to do with baseball.

This won’t be the first time Roberson is doing PA work with the Orioles. Roberson had worked for the Orioles during Mother’s Day Weekend and filled in on the occasional game but this’ll be the first time she’s permanently in the role.

Along with her work with the Baysox, Roberson has been PA announcer for various Georgetown University sporting events for the past eight years along with doing various voiceover work.

[Photo: @Orioles]

About Phillip Bupp

News editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing, highlight consultant for Major League Soccer as well as a freelance writer for hire. Opinions are my own but feel free to agree with them.

Follow me on Twitter @phillipbupp