Why new Tigers play-by-play voice Jason Benetti left his hometown White Sox for Detroit

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The Detroit News

DETROIT — Jason Benetti was asked three different times during a 40-minute zoom conference Thursday, what was so enticing about the opportunity to be the television play-by-play announcer for the Detroit Tigers that got him to leave his hometown of Chicago and the job he dreamed about since he could remember — calling White Sox games, which he’s done since 2016? After all, this is a guy who didn’t leave Chicago except to go on family vacations until the day he drove to Syracuse University. This is a guy who grew up idolizing legendary broadcaster Hawk Harrelson. This is a guy who, during the p…

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