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Mt. Hebron grad makes the big leagues as announcer for the Tampa Bay Rays
Mt. Hebron grad makes the big leagues as announcer for the Tampa Bay Rays

Andy Freed remembers not only the day but also the exact time when he learned he was heading to the Major Leagues. "It was February first of 2005 at 3:58 p.m.," says Freed, who grew up in the Valley Meade section of Ellicott City. Freed, who turned 41 on May 11, played baseball in the Howard County Youth Program (HCYP) and at Mt. Hebron High before he graduated in 1989. But his promotion to The Show — as baseball's big leagues are known — had nothing to do with throwing a fastball or hitting a curve. For more than a decade Freed had been a radio announcer in the minor leagues, working his way up from the Class A Florida State League to the Class AA Eastern...

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