Longtime Philadelphia Sportscaster Andy Musser Dies At 74
January 24, 2012 at 4:47 AM (PT)
ANDY MUSSER, whose voice and face became familiar to generations of PHILADELPHIA sports fans as a member of the PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES broadcast team and from covering almost every other sporting event in the market for decades, died SUNDAY from a heart condition at his home in WYNNEWOOD, PA, according to the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. He was 74.
MUSSER, whose career started when he won a Junior Sportscaster award and got to call part of a PHILLIES game in the 1950s, moved on to SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY and then CBS affiliate WHP-TV/HARRISBURG and KSDO-A/SAN DIEGO. Returning to PENNSYLVANIA in 1965, he called PHILLIES games from 1976 through 2001 along with the late HARRY KALAS and RICH ASHBURN; EAGLES games in 1965-71; 76ERS games in 1965-71; and VILLANOVA basketball.
After retiring from the PHILLIES, MUSSER became a regional representative for ANCHOR STEAM BREWING CO.