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Red Sox split up Fenway Park PA job

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  April 5, 2013 05:40 PM

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The Red Sox will use three public address announcers at Fenway Park this season.

Dick Flavin will handle the home opener and most day games. Henry Mahegan has been assigned most of the night games, and Bob Lobel will be at the microphone most Saturdays.

The team said other Boston and baseball personalities will make guest appearances at the microphone from time to time.

Flavin, Mahegan, and Lobel were chosen after an extensive search that began in January. A total of 342 people tried out for the public address duties this offseason. All three helped fill in for the late Carl Beane last season.

Flavin, 76, spent 20 years in Boston television, primarily at WBZ and won seven regional Emmy awards. The Quincy native was enshrined in the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2011. His one-man show about Tip O’Neill, “According to Tip,” has played more than 50 times in Massachusetts since its debut in 2008.

Flavin drove Johnny Pesky and Dom DiMaggio to Florida to see their lifelong friend Ted Williams in a trip immortalized in David Halberstam’s book “The Teammates."

Mahegan, 31, teaches civics and United States history at Charlestown High. The Marblehead native assisted in the Red Sox media relations department before embarking on his teaching career in 2010.

Lobel, 68, was a fixture at WBZ Radio and TV for nearly 30 years. He has won awards for his sportscasting and for his community efforts with the Genesis Fund and Boston Children’s Hospital. He currently hosts a daily show on WTPL FM in Hillsboro, N.H.

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