March 8, 2013 at 4:16 PM
Socci, 45, has spent the last seven seasons as the voice of the Norfolk Tides, the Baltimore Orioles' Triple-A affiliate. He has also served as the radio play-by-play man for the United States Naval Academy's football team for the past 16 years, and the television play-by-play commentator for CBS Sports Network's college basketball coverage of the Patriot League for the last 10 years.
A freelance writer, Socci graduated from the University of Dayton in 1989. He has had several stops in professional baseball since making his debut with the Peoria Chiefs in 1993.
From 1994-1999, Socci, a Milton, Mass. native, was the radio and television broadcaster for the Delmarva Shoebirds and Frederick Keys, the Orioles' Single-A affiliates. Four years later, Socci joined the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, and continued providing his services for the club until 2006.
Socci will pair with Levering, who was hired in mid-February, to replace current-Seattle Mariners broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith and Steve Hyder, who resigned from the club in December after nine seasons.