Fan Favorite Aaron Sims Returns To Press Box For 2015 Season
Kenosha, Wis. – March 4, 2015. The Kenosha Kingfish have announced that fan-favorite, public address announcer Aaron Sims will return for the 2015 season. 2015 marks Sims' twelfth year in the Northwoods League. He began with the Madison Mallards in 2004 as a radio play-by-play announcer and transitioned to public address announcing in 2005. He spent 2014 in the Kingfish press box as their public address announcer during the team’s inaugural season. Sims is currently the play-by-play announcer for the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.
With a background in standup comedy, play-by-play in baseball, hockey, and football, and as the host of various radio shows, Sims has combined this experience to become one of the best public address announcers in minor league baseball. Kingfish General Manager Jake McGhee knows the impact Sims can have on the fan experience and is thrilled to have him back at historic Simmons Field this summer. “It is undeniable that Aaron brings an incredible level of talent and fun to the ballpark every day,” said McGhee. “I could not be more excited to have him back and I am looking forward to a few good laughs again this summer.”
The Kingfish provide a ballpark experience unlike any other and Sims truly enjoyed the inaugural season in Kenosha, "I am very happy to be back in the booth for 2015. Last summer was a very special season,” said Sims. “The community was so wonderful with its support. They helped make the entire experience a joyful one and I'm looking forward to building on that this summer."
In addition to his role as the lead play-by-play announcer for the Admirals, Sims also serves as the head of the organization's community outreach program. In 2013, Sims filled in for the NHL’s Nashville Predators as their radio play-by-play announcer.
Tickets and merchandise for your Kenosha Kingfish are on sale now. For more information on 7-game packs, season or group tickets, visit to kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900. The Kingfish office is located at 7817 Sheridan Road and is open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and on Saturday by appointment only.
The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit KingfishBaseball.com.