While handling all of the media responsibilities for the team, Sheinis will also be the play-by-play broadcaster for all road games throughout the season and assist in home broadcasts as well.
Sheinis, a native of South Florida, will enter his second season of professional baseball and comes to Connecticut for his first season after working last summer with the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets. Along with writing feature stories, game recaps and producing video content for the team site, he also broadcasted over 80 games during the season.
Born and raised in South Florida, Sheinis graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism. While at Miami, Sheinis worked for WVUM-FM as well as UMTV. His broadcast experience includes UM baseball, basketball, football and volleyball. He had the opportunity to travel to Omaha, NE to cover the Canes’ 2008 College World Series appearance and has also covered ACC men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. He also spent a brief stint as a media relations assistant with the Florida Marlins.
Sheinis joins the Tigers after spending the winter as the Media Relations Director and Broadcaster for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.
The Connecticut Tigers are the Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and play in the New York-Penn League. The Tigers’ home opener at Dodd Stadium will be June 20th 2011 at 7:05 P.M. against the Tri-City ValleyCats (Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros). Season tickets are on sale now at http://www.cttigers.com or by calling the Tigers box office at (860) 887-7962.