DRAGONS BROADCASTER TOM NICHOLS TO CALL 4,000TH CAREER GAME TONIGHT
DAYTON, OHIO—Dayton Dragons radio/television broadcaster Tom Nichols will call his 4,000th career professional baseball game tonight when the Dragons meet the Lansing Lugnuts in Lansing, Michigan.
Nichols, who is in his 11th year as the “voice of the Dragons,” began his Minor League Baseball broadcasting career with the Indianapolis Indians in 1988. He joined the Dragons prior to the 2008 season and also serves as the team’s Director of Media Relations.
Since his career began, Nichols’ “home teams” have included future members of the National Baseball Hall-of-Fame Randy Johnson (Indianapolis, 1988) and Jim Thome (Kinston Indians, 1990) as well as 11 other future big league all-stars. They include Larry Walker, Torii Hunter, Jake Peavy, Matt Lawton, A.J. Pierzynski, Matt Clement, Gary Matthews Jr., Jason Bay, and former Dragons Todd Frazier, Zack Cozart, Devin Mesoraco.
Nichols has worked at all three levels of Minor League Baseball including Triple-A with Indianapolis (1988-89); Double-A with Mobile (1997-2004); Single-A with Kinston (1990), Peoria (1991-92), Fort Wayne (1993-96), and Dayton (2008-present); and independent professional baseball with Gary (2005-2007).
Nichols wrote about his favorite memories during his 11 years with the Dragons for the upcoming edition of Play Ball at Fifth Third Field. The article is here: http://www.milb.com/documents/1/4/2/289258142/Nichols_4000_story.pdf
Nichols is available to speak free of charge to service organizations, business groups, and school classes in the Miami Valley. Call (937) 228-2287, ext. 140 to schedule a date.