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Phillies Broadcasters

Tom McCarthy
Tom McCarthy

Tom is in the 10th year of his second tour of duty with the Phillies doing television play-by-play. In his first stint with the club he spent five seasons (2001-05) as the host of the pre- and post-game radio shows, while also doing radio play-by-play. He also hosted his own weekday afternoon-drive 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, this year they received the Bill Campbell Award for excellence in local broadcasting from the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association. In addition, Scott was the winner of the 2010 and 2015 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, Lady Bird.


Larry Andersen
Larry Andersen

The 2017 season is Larry's 20th 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. This year the duo was honored with the Bill Campbell Award for excellence in local broadcasting by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association.

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 Hall of Famer 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 four 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 11th 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 24 years as the club's play-by-play broadcaster, two years on radio and the last 22 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 nearly three decades 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 SportsRadio 94WIP, 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 CSN Philly 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 CSN Philly, he was at CN8, 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 played baseball at Holy Cross High School in Delran, N.J. He gives his time and hosting talents to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as The Irish Pub Children's Foundation, which benefits Philadelphia police officers.

Gregg lives in Mullica Hill, N.J., and has three children: one daughter, Quinn, and two sons, Matthew and Colin.


Mike Schmidt

Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt had his role with the Phillies expanded in 2014 when he returned to the Phillies broadcast booth for Sunday home games. In 2015, he added Saturday telecasts to his weekend responsibilities. Mike previously worked as a Phillies broadcaster during the 1990 season.


Ben Davis

Ben Davis enters his third season in the booth after joining the Phillies broadcast team in February of 2015. He previously spent four years as an in-studio baseball analyst for CSN Philly 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.


John Kruk

One of the most popular and colorful players in Phillies history, John Kruk rejoined the Phillies broadcast team in January of 2017. He had previously been a color analyst for the club in 2003, the final season at Veterans Stadium.

Prior to rejoining the Phillies broadcast team, John spent 13 years with ESPN as both a color commentator on Sunday Night Baseball and a studio analyst for Baseball Tonight. He also worked for FOX and co-hosted The Best Damn Sports Show Period. In 2001, he was a hitting coach for the PhilliesÂ’ double-A team in Reading, Pa., before transitioning to a role assisting the club with suite sales for Citizens Bank Park. John also acted in several films, including the baseball-themed movie, The Fan, starring Robert DeNiro and Wesley Snipes.

John played 10 years in the major leagues, six of them with the Phillies, and was a member of the 1993 National League championship team when he posted career bests with a .316 batting average and a .430 on-base percentage. He made three consecutive All-Star teams (1991-93) as a Phillie, which included a memorable at-bat against future Hall of Famer Randy Johnson at the 1993 Midsummer Classic.

The San Diego Padres selected John in the third round of the 1981 draft. At the major league level, he played for the Padres (1986-89), Phillies (1989-94) and Chicago White Sox (1995). John finished his playing career with a .300 batting average, a .397 on-base percentage, 199 doubles, 100 home runs and 592 RBI in 1,200 games.

In 2003 John was selected to the All-Vet Team, which honored the best Phillies to play each position at Veterans Stadium, and he was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame in 2011.

John and his wife Melissa live in Naples, Fla., with their son, Kyle, and daughter, Keira.