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    Does anyone remember the Phillies radio announcers from the 1950's - way before Harry Kalas and Whitey Ashburn?

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    Are you some kind of spammer? You are asking these old school questions on every baseball forum on the site.
    That's not old school that's good school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWolf View Post
    Are you some kind of spammer? You are asking these old school questions on every baseball forum on the site.
    He's just a guy that really loves baseball...

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    Brett, I believe this is your area of expertise.

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    Does this help?

    http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com...oadcasters.jsp

    2010 Chris Wheeler, Larry Andersen, Scott Franzke, Gary Matthews, Tom McCarthy, Jim Jackson
    2009 Harry Kalas, Chris Wheeler, Larry Andersen, Scott Franzke, Gary Matthews, Tom McCarthy
    2008 Kalas, Wheeler, Andersen, Franzke, Matthews, McCarthy
    2007 Kalas, Wheeler, Andersen, Franzke, Gary Matthews
    2006 Kalas, Wheeler, Andersen, Graham, Franzke
    2004-05 Kalas, Wheeler, Andersen, Graham, McCarthy
    2003 Kalas, Wheeler, Andersen, Graham, John Kruk
    2002 Kalas, Wheeler, Andersen, Graham
    1999-2001 Kalas, Andy Musser, Wheeler, Andersen, Graham
    1998 Kalas, Musser, Wheeler and Andersen
    1997 Richie Ashburn, Kalas, Musser, Wheeler, Kent Tekulve
    1996 Ashburn, Kalas, Musser, Wheeler, Tekulve and Todd Kalas
    1994-95 Ashburn, Kalas, Musser, Wheeler, Maddox, Tekulve and T. Kalas
    1992-93 Ashburn, Kalas, Musser, Wheeler, Maddox, Tekulve and Jay Johnstone
    1991 Ashburn, Kalas, Musser, Wheeler, Maddox and Jim Barniak
    1990 Ashburn, Kalas, Musser, Wheeler, Barniak and Mike Schmidt
    1987-89 Ashburn, Kalas, Musser, Wheeler and Garry Maddox
    1987-89 Ashburn, Kalas, Musser, Wheeler and Maddox
    1983-86 Ashburn, Kalas, Musser and Wheeler
    1980-82 Ashburn, Kalas, Musser, Wheeler and Tim McCarver
    1977-79 Ashburn, Kalas, Musser and Wheeler
    1976 Ashburn, Kalas, Robin Roberts and Musser
    1971-75 Byrum Saam, Ashburn and Kalas
    1963-70 Saam, Ashburn and Bill Campbell
    1960-62 Saam, Haring and Frank Sims
    1955-59 Gene Kelly, Saam and Claude Haring
    1953-54 Kelly and George Walsh
    1952 Kelly and Haring
    1950-51 Kelly and Bill Brundige
    1949 Saam and Walsh
    1947-48 Saam and Chuck Thompson
    1943-46 Saam and Roy Neal
    1941-42 Saam and Taylor Grant
    1940 Saam and Les Vines
    1939 Byrum Saam and Walt Newton
    1938 Newton and Stoney McLinn
    1937 Bill Dyer and Grant
    1936 Dyer and Dolly Stark
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    well done - Tom McCarthy, by the way, was a former broadcaster for the Trenton Thunder and wrote a book on the history of Trenton baseball

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    Quote Originally Posted by moses View Post
    Brett, I believe this is your area of expertise.
    Yes, Phan52 and I are most likely the only ones here who remember the days of By Saam and Bill Campbell, and more of us remember Andy Musser because he was still around into the 90's. I have vague memories of the other Gene Kelly, Claude Haring, and Frank Sims, but By and Bill were certainly part of my transistor radio under the covers and in school bathroom days.
    The whole world's glued to the cable TV
    It looks so real on the big LCD
    murder and violence are rated PG, too bad for the children
    they are what they see

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    By Saam also was the A's broadcaster - when the A's moved to KC, Samm decided to stay in Philadelphia with the Phillies. In 40's and early 50's the Phillies and A's shared Shibe Park so Saam broadcast both Phillies and A's home games

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    I never realized the Phils tinkered with the broadcasting crew almost every year since the strike.

    Also, I can't believe it's been 14 yrs since Whitey was in the booth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thejerseydevil View Post
    I never realized the Phils tinkered with the broadcasting crew almost every year since the strike.

    Also, I can't believe it's been 14 yrs since Whitey was in the booth.
    Hard to believe, Harry.
    The whole world's glued to the cable TV
    It looks so real on the big LCD
    murder and violence are rated PG, too bad for the children
    they are what they see

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    Quote Originally Posted by timelessbaseball View Post
    well done - Tom McCarthy, by the way, was a former broadcaster for the Trenton Thunder and wrote a book on the history of Trenton baseball
    McCarthy was also the GM of the Thunder for a short period of time.

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    The name Jim Barniak reminds me of the "Prism" days.
    The whole world's glued to the cable TV
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    What happened to By Saam between 50 and 55?




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    I never realized Schmidt was in the booth for a season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey Look Its Chase Utley! View Post
    What happened to By Saam between 50 and 55?
    Did the A's games:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byrum_Saam
    After both Philadelphia teams began airing road games live in 1950, Saam was forced to drop one team since no radio station could handle the full load of both teams. He chose the Athletics, since he and owner/manager Connie Mack had been longtime friends. That year's Phillies won their first National League pennant in 35 years, while the Athletics finished last. Saam and partner Claude Haring did Athletics games until the team left for Kansas City after the 1954 season.
    After the Athletics moved to Kansas City, Saam returned to the Phillies in 1955
    The whole world's glued to the cable TV
    It looks so real on the big LCD
    murder and violence are rated PG, too bad for the children
    they are what they see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayneb14 View Post
    I never realized Schmidt was in the booth for a season.
    On Prism I believe, and he wasn't very good.




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