Meet the Woman Who's Changing Baseball
Since then, Brooks-Moon, 55, has been living her baseball fantasy. "There are PA announcers who have spent decades in the booth and never experienced a single World Series," says Moon, who already has three under her belt. "It was only my third season when I got that chance. I was an absolute wreck—the whole world was watching!" (The 2002 championship is thought to be the first in major U.S. pro sports announced by a woman.)
For a die-hard supporter of the home team, announcing the games—81 in the regular season—comes with a certain challenge. "It's tempting to call players by their nicknames or give a shout-out to favorites as they come to bat," Brooks-Moon says. "But my job is to be enthusiastic and professional, not the complete fanatic I really am.