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Phillies Broadcasters

Tom McCarthy
Tom McCarthy

Tom is in the eighth year of his second tour of duty with the Phillies doing television play-byplay. In his first stint with the club he spent five seasons (2001-05) as the host of the pre- and postgame radio shows, while also doing radio play-by-play. He also hosted his own weekday afternoondrive show on ESPN Radio 920 AM, which concentrated on local sports. He spent the 2006-07 seasons as a radio broadcaster with the New York Mets on WFAN before returning to the Phillies in November of 2007.

A graduate of The College of New Jersey (BA degree in communications), Tom spent six seasons with the Trenton Thunder, the former double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. He was hired as director of public and media relations in 1993 and promoted to assistant general manager in 1996, while also working as one of the team's broadcasters, doing play-by-play on radio and television for CN8.

After the 1999 season, Tom left the Thunder to pursue a full-time career in broadcasting, creating the first local-driven show on ESPN Radio 1680 AM. He also used to work national shows for ESPN Radio.

Tom has done extensive broadcasting for collegiate sports in his career. He currently does NFL games for CBS, baseball for FOX, basketball and college football play-by-play for CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV) and NFL and college basketball games for Westwood One, after three years of doing the NFL with Sports USA Radio. Previously, he worked as the radio voice of the Saint Joseph's University men's basketball team (2004-09) and the play-by-play voice for Rutgers University football (2001-03), as well as Princeton University football (1995-2000) and men's basketball (1995-2003).

In 2000, Tom earned a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for his work on CN8 and is a two-time winner (2002 & 2004) of the Achievement in Radio Award for Best Local Sports Coverage. He also received the Radio/TV Excellence Award from the New Jersey Sportswriters Association in January 2007 and the Good Guy Award in 2009. He was inducted into the Trenton Baseball Hall of Fame in the summer of 2011 and had the radio booth at Trenton's Waterfront Park named after him. Additionally, he was named the 2013 Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Tom was born in Jersey City, N.J. He and his wife Meg live in Allentown, N.J., with their two sons, Patrick and Tommy, and two daughters, Maggie and Kerri.

Scott Franzke
Scott Franzke

Scott made his Phillies debut in 2006, when he was named the pre- and post-game host for Phillies radio broadcasts and did radio play-by-play in the middle innings. In 2007, he took over as the main play-by-play commentator for Phillies radio broadcasts, working with Larry Andersen. The duo was honored at the Philadelphia A.I.R. (Achievement in Radio) Awards, winning for Best Live Sports Event Coverage in 2007 and 2008. In addition, Scott was the winner of the 2010 Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year Award, given by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

A graduate of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 1994 with a degree in broadcast journalism, Scott began his radio career as a talk show host with Prime Sports Radio, a national all-sports radio network based in Dallas. He worked for two seasons as the part-time pre- and post-game host for his hometown Texas Rangers (1997-98) before becoming the voice of the Kane County Cougars, a single-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins (1999-2001). In 2000, Scott covered the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia for Sporting News Radio. He spent four years (2002-05) in his second stint with the Rangers as the full-time studio host of the pre- and post-game shows and fill-in play-by-play announcer, winning the 2003 Katie Award for Best Radio Play-by-Play Sportscast from the Press Club of Dallas.

Scott was born in Dallas, Texas. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Lori, son Gus, twin daughters Loretta and June, and their dog.

Larry Andersen
Larry Andersen

The 2015 season is Larry's 18th season in the booth serving as a color analyst for the Phillies' radio broadcasts.

Larry began his broadcast career with the Phillies in 1998. He had been offered a position on the Houston Astros' broadcast team in 1997 when Larry Dierker moved from the booth to become manager, but opted instead to become pitching coach for the Phillies' triple-A affiliate at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In 2008 he and his partner Scott Franzke won for Best Live Sports Event Coverage at the Philadelphia A.I.R. (Achievement in Radio) Awards, the second straight year they won that category.

A former relief pitcher who played 25 years of professional baseball, including 17 seasons in the major leagues with the Indians (1975-79), Mariners (1981-82), Phillies (1983-86; 93-94), Astros (1986-90), Red Sox (1990) and Padres (1991-92), Larry was 40-39 with 49 saves and a 3.15 ERA in 699 career games (1 start). In 1987, he pitched 101.2 innings, all in relief, and in 1989-90, he posted ERAs below 2.00 - 1.54 ERA in 1989 and 1.79 ERA in 1990.

Larry is famously known as being traded from the Astros to the Red Sox for Jeff Bagwell in August of 1990. He pitched in two World Series with the Phillies in 1983 and 1993 and in two League Championship Series, with Houston in 1986 and Boston in 1990. Larry holds the Phillies' club record for longest consecutive scoreless streak by a reliever (32.2 IP), set in 1984. It is also the third-longest among all Phillies pitchers, trailing Grover Alexander's 41.0 scoreless innings in 1911 and Cliff Lee's 34.0-inning streak in 2011.

After graduating from Interlake High School in Seattle, Wash., in 1971, he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 7th round and made his major league debut with them in 1975. Following his playing career, Larry spent three seasons as a minor league pitching coach, first with double-A Reading (1995-96) and then Scranton (1997). He has served as a guest instructor at Phillies spring training the past two years.

Born in Portland, Ore., Larry has two daughters, Angie and Tania, and one son, Chase. He and his wife Kristi live in Philadelphia..

Jim Jackson
Jim Jackson

Jim Jackson is in his ninth season hosting the pre- and post-game shows on the Phillies Radio Network. In 2010 he added some play-by-play responsibilities and other broadcast assignments. He is also known to local sports fans as the television voice of the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team, having spent the past 22 years as the club's play-by-play broadcaster, two years on radio and the last 20 on television.

An eight-time Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award winner for sports play-by-play, Jim joined the Flyers organization in 1993 after serving as the radio voice of the Utica Devils (American Hockey League) for six seasons. In all, he has been involved in hockey play-by-play for over 20 years at various levels.

Jim has previous experience in baseball play-by-play. He was the radio voice of the Utica Blue Sox of the New York-Penn League from 1986-93 and spent the summer of 2005 broadcasting the Trenton Thunder in the Eastern League. In August of 2006, Jim was the television voice of the Cal Ripken World Series on the Outdoor Life Network. In addition, he has served as a part-time host on 610 WIP Sportsradio, authored a book, Walking Together Forever: The Broad Street Bullies, Then and Now, and provided the call for college football, basketball and lacrosse during his career. Jim also won the 2011 Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year Award, given by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Jim is a 1985 graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism. He resides in Gloucester Township, N.J., with his wife Bernadette, daughter Deanna and son Johnny.

Gregg Murphy

Gregg Murphy joined the Phillies broadcast team in 2012 as a field reporter. In his role, he brings viewers closer to the action reporting from the field, dugouts and elsewhere throughout the ballpark during the games. He added occasional play-by-play duties in 2014.

Part of the on-air team at Comcast SportsNet since December 2008, Gregg is a multiple Emmy winner and nominee in numerous categories, including sports reporting. He was also recognized twice as the winner of the Associated Press Outstanding Talk Program for Out of Bounds, a program he hosted earlier in his career.

Before joining Comcast SportsNet, he was at CN8 (Comcast), The Inquirer High School Sports Show and WFMZ in Allentown, Pa.

A 1993 graduate of St. Joseph's University with a degree in English, Gregg has reported on many notable sports events, including the NCAA Tournament, Super Bowl, World Series and NBA Finals.

Born in Meadowbrook, Pa., Gregg was raised in Mt. Laurel, N.J. and lettered in baseball while attending Holy Cross High School in Delran, N.J. He gives his time and hosting talents to the Children's Miracle Network as well as The Irish Pub Children's Foundation, which benefits Philadelphia police officers.

Gregg lives in New Jersey with his wife Denise and their three children: a daughter, Quinn, and two sons, Matthew and Colin..

Matt Stairs

Matt Stairs returned to the Phillies in February of 2014 as a TV color analyst. A member of the Phillies' 2008 World Series Champions, Matt spent two seasons (2008-09) with the club during his 19- year major league career. He will always be most remembered by Phillies fans for his two-out, tworun pinch home run in Game 4 of the 2008 National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium that gave the Phillies a 7-5 lead and eventual win.

After being signed by the Montreal Expos as an amateur free agent in 1989, Matt played for 12 major league teams in 13 different cities (Expos and Nationals), which is a major league record for position players, and finished his career with a .262 batting average, 265 home runs and 899 RBI in 1,895 games.

Following his playing days, Matt worked as an in-studio analyst for the New England Sports Network (NESN) and co-hosted programming on MLB Network Radio for Sirius/XM. He also coached high school ice hockey, first as an assistant coach at Bangor High School and then as the head coach for Fredericton High School, and played one year of senior baseball in his native Canada. Matt was inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 and will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in June 2015.

Matt and his wife Lisa currently live in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada with their three daughters..

Mike Schmidt

Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt had his role with the Phillies expanded in 2014 as a broadcaster for Sunday home games. Mike previously worked as a Phillies broadcaster during the 1990 season.

Ben Davis

Ben Davis joined the Phillies broadcast team in February of 2015, making this his first season in the booth. He previously spent four years as an in-studio baseball analyst for Comcast SportsNet and made occasional appearances on 94.1 WIP's morning show.

A local product, Ben was selected by the San Diego Padres as the second overall pick in the 1995 draft out of Malvern Preparatory School and went on to have a seven-year (1998-2004) major league career with the Padres (1998-2001), Seattle Mariners (2002-04) and Chicago White Sox (2004). Ben transitioned to pitcher for the final three seasons (2008-10) of his professional career, spent with single-A Sarasota in the Cincinnati Reds organization and the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League.

Ben currently resides in West Chester, Pa., with his wife Megan and their four children.