A’s make historic hire in announcing new PA announcers

A’s fans returning to the Oakland Coliseum this season will be greeted by a new, but somewhat familiar voice. Amelia Schimmel, a 33-year-old Oakland native who grew up a devout A’s fan, will become the team’s third PA announcer in their 53-year history, the A’s announced Tuesday. Schimmel will replace longtime A’s PA announcer Dick Callahan, who died in January after 15 seasons as the team’s voice at the ballpark. She’ll join the Giants’ Renel Brooks-Moon to give Bay Area baseball fans an all-female PA duo. Schimmel actually has already done the job. She filled in as the A’s guest PA announcer…

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