Matt Shepard Will Not Return as Tigers’ Play-By-Play Voice in 2024

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The Detroit Tigers have made their first big splash of the off-season, which has nothing to do with their roster. It turns out that Miguel Cabrera wasn’t the only Tiger to participate in their last game on Sunday.

It was announced Tuesday morning that the Detroit Tigers’ TV voice for the past five seasons has been let go.

Shepard has received significant criticism over the last couple of years. He worked alongside former players Craig Monroe, Kirk Gibson, Cameron Maybin, and Dan Petry. To make it even worse, the analysts who joined Shepard also received criticism.

“Awful Announcing” earlier this year ebooted their annual MLB local broadcasting rankings. DeDetroit’srew, led by Shepard, ranked dead last. They consistently ranked in the bottom five over the past five seasons.

The Tigers, in collaboration with Bally Sports Detroit, will launch a search process for a new play-by-play broadcaster and would prefer to hire the next TV voice of the Tigers before January 2024.

Gage O'Leary

I'm one of the writers for ITD Baseball, I cover the Detroit Tigers and I hope to have a career in sports some day.

One thought on “Matt Shepard Will Not Return as Tigers’ Play-By-Play Voice in 2024”

  1. I thought they all did a wonderful job… especially when Kirk Gibson and Matt would joke around…..What you need to worry about is players and the manager..AJ Hinch. He sucks.

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