Former Denver Broncos cheerleader Lauren Gardner, a Colorado native and College of Colorado alumna, made historical past on Tuesday evening as a part of the primary all-female broadcast crew in MLB historical past.
Because the Tampa Bay Rays confronted off in opposition to the Baltimore Orioles, all eyes had been on the 5 girls who anchored the printed. For the primary time, the MLB matchup featured an saying crew composed solely of ladies.
Following six seasons as a Broncos cheerleader from 2004-09, Gardner labored as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports activities, CBS Sports activities and Altitude Sports activities and Leisure earlier than becoming a member of the NHL and MLB networks in 2019.
At first look, Gardner famous that the printed crew assigned to cowl the Orioles and Rays matchup was filled with expertise, however she was initially unaware of simply how historic the second could be for the game.
“I [thought], ‘That is superior,'” Gardner said to MLB.com. “Then somebody stated, ‘You already know, these are all girls.’ It took a minute for that to sink in, that we had been going to be part of historical past.”