Long time Somerset Patriots broadcaster Marc Schwartz is moving on to a new chapter in his professional career, a post on social media by the Somerset Patriots read on Monday, December 6.
We'd like to thank our Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations, Marc Schwartz, for 7 great years as part of our team.— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) December 6, 2021
Marc has decided to move on and start writing the next chapter in his professional career.
We'll miss you, Schwartzy. 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞! pic.twitter.com/IRiSlZ8V6b
Schwartz, a graduate of Quinnipiac University, has enjoyed a distinguished career in radio and sports media. He spent the past seven years as Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations with the Somerset Patriots, where he became one of the most recognizable voices in the long, remarkable history of Somerset Patriots baseball. Two seasons ago, Schwartz received national attention when he was captured on video catching a foul ball from the Patriots broadcast booth at TD Bank Ball Park.
“Boy, am I impressive!” Schwartz exclaimed upon reflecting on the catch in the moments after it happened. Little did he know at the time, his catch would capture the worlds attention. Soon Schwartz’s webgem appeared on ESPN’s Sportscenter, Around the Horn, and Highly Questionable. It even made the opening monologue of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and, according to Schwartz’ site has received over 10 million views online.
This past year, Schwartz played a huge part in the Patriots transition from the Independent Atlantic League to Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. Not only did he paint the picture of Patriots baseball on 1450 WCTC and Fox Sports New Jersey, but he created and hosted the Patriots Podcast, a weekly recap of the week’s events for the Patriots that he developed as a way to connect the team to fans during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before joining the Patriots in 2015, he was a Media Relations and Broadcast Assistant with the Long Island Ducks for a season in 2014, and a Media Relations and Broadcast Intern for the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
While attending Quinnipiac, Schwartz was a station manager for WKWZ in Syosset, New York in 2009, and radio host at Quinnipiac’s WQAQ for three years from 2009-12.
Marc, from all of us at Fox Sports New Jersey, it was a pleasure to work with you over the years. Stay impressive, and good luck!