The heat is on for your Rangers this Spring Training. There is plenty of competition on the field that will be exciting for fans to follow. You can do just that when you listen LIVE to Spring Training games on Gameday Audio.
|Friday, February 28||Kansas City Royals||2:05 p.m.||Matt Hicks|
|Monday, March 3||Cleveland Indians||2:05 p.m.||Matt Hicks and Mike Peasley|
|Tuesday, March 4||Los Angeles Angels||2:05 p.m.||Matt Hicks and Mike Peasley|
|Wednesday, March 5||Colorado Rockies (ss)||2:05 p.m.||Matt Hicks and Mike Peasley|
|Friday, March 7||Los Angeles Dodgers||2:05 p.m.||Matt Hicks and Mike Peasley|
|Sunday, March 9||Seattle Mariners||3:05 p.m.||Matt Hicks and Mike Peasley|
|Wednesday, March 12||Los Angeles Angels (ss)||3:05 p.m.||Matt Hicks|
|Sunday, March 16||Chicago White Sox||3:05 p.m.||Matt Hicks|
|Friday, March 21||Milwaukee Brewers||3:05 p.m.||Matt Hicks and Chris Blake|
|Sunday, March 23||San Diego Padres||3:05 p.m.||Matt Hicks and Chris Blake|
|Times listed above are Central time.|
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Matt Hicks is in his second full season in the Texas Rangers radio booth after joining the broadcasts in June 2012. He serves as the co-host of Rangers Hot Stove on ESPN Dallas 103.3 during the off-season.
Hicks came to the Rangers from the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Houston Astros Texas League affiliate, where he had served as Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations since 2005. In that role, he was the primary play-by-play voice on all radio broadcasts and called Hooks television games on Fox Sports Southwest's Astros Minor League Game of the Week from 2007-09.
Hicks has 25 years of professional baseball play-by-play experience, making stops with Frederick of the Carolina League from 1989-94 and El Paso of the Texas League from 1995-2004 before becoming an inaugural employee at Corpus Christi. He is a former winner of the Radio Broadcaster of the Year Award in El Paso.
In addition, Hicks has extensive experience broadcasting college basketball with Mount St. Mary's College (Emmitsburg, MD), James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA), the University of Texas-El Paso, New Mexico State University, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He was also the first play-by-play voice of the El Paso Buzzards of the Western Professional Hockey League. During his time in Corpus Christi, Hicks also broadcast high school football on the Texas Sports Radio Network's CCISD Game of the Week.
Hicks is a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, where he called baseball, football, basketball, and lacrosse on WMUC Radio. The native of Washington, D.C. also was an extra in the movie Major League II, appearing in scenes featuring Bob Uecker, A.K.A. Harry Doyle.
Hicks and his wife, Estelle have a son Nathaniel and reside in Keller. Matt also has a daughter, Amy, who lives in Maryland.
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Mike Peasley enters his second season as the Texas Rangers Radio Network Pregame and Postgame Host. He will also do play-by-play on a select number of Rangers broadcasts in 2014. Mike served as a reporter/interviewer on Rangers radio broadcasts in 2011 and 2012.
Peasley has been with ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM for the past six years and has served as the Dallas Mavericks Pregame and Postgame host, the Dallas Cowboys Postgame Show host and SportsCenter Anchor.
Peasley began his broadcasting career at KCAU-TV in Sioux City as a general assignment reporter before moving to KICD Radio in Spencer, Iowa where he served as sports director. There he won multiple awards including Best Play by Play, Best Sports Reporting and Best Sports Program.
Peasley is a 1996 graduate of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, which is also the late Rangers Hall of Fame broadcaster Mark Holtz's alma mater. At Wartburg, Peasley provided play by play for baseball and basketball.
Peasley and his wife, Kelly, have a daughter, Alison, and reside in Dallas.
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Chris joined the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Houston Astros Double-A affiliate, in December 2012 after he worked on Hooks radio broadcasts on an interim basis the previous season. In addition to calling the middle innings of home games, he assists with cchooks.com, the team's publications and all things communications.
A 2011 graduate of TCU, Chris spent a season with the independent San Angelo Colts and three summers with the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He also served as a public relations intern at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 2010.
The Irving, Texas, native called TCU baseball for three seasons and contributed to the football pregame show "Horned Frog Countdown" on KTCU. As the sports director of the student newscast, Chris covered the 2010 Horned Frogs on their run to the Rose Bowl.
Outside of baseball, Chris went on a month-long journalism fellowship to Greece in 2011 and worked on the assignment desk at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth. Away from the ballpark, the former high school band nerd enjoys music, coffee, playing sports and reading.
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