Minasian: Sherry Davis broke barriers as Giants public-address announcer

From Isabelle Minasian at BaseballHall.org on October 17, 2019:

Sherry Davis came very close to not making history as the first fulltime female public address announcer in the major leagues.

Fortunately, her ultimate love for the game – and Candlestick Park – won out.

“I hadn’t even intended to go, but I woke up and it was just a beautiful day,” Davis said. “It was before the season and the call of the ballpark just got to me.”

In the early spring of 1993, the San Francisco Giants held an open audition for a new PA announcer and 500 people showed up to compete for the job, including Davis.

Each prospective announcer had the opportunity to read out two batters, and when Davis’ turn concluded with applause from her fellow contestants, she felt invigorated – but also concerned.

Read the full article here: https://baseballhall.org/discover/sherry-davis-broke-barries-with-giants

Originally published: October 17, 2019. Last Updated: October 17, 2019.