Matthews Joins Phillies Crew, Kalas Back For More
December 4, 2006 at 3:33 PM (PT)
Former major league outfielder GARY MATTHEWS joins the PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES broadcast team, replacing SCOTT GRAHAM, whose departure was previously announced. MATTHEWS (aka "SARGE"), who played in the majors for 15 seasons with the GIANTS, BRAVES, PHILLIES, CUBS, and MARINERS, was part of the TORONTO BLUE JAYS radio crew in 2000-2001 and has coached for the BLUE JAYS, CUBS, and BREWERS. MATTHEWS' role on the PHILS' broadcasts has yet to be assigned. His son GARY MATTHEWS JR., an AMERICAN LEAGUE All-Star in 2006, recently left the TEXAS RANGERS and signed a $50 million, five-year deal as a free agent with the LOS ANGELES ANGELS.
At the same time, the PHILLIES announced that Hall of Fame broadcaster HARRY KALAS, 70, has inked a three-year deal to return to the team's TV and radio broadcasts. KALAS, LARRY ANDERSEN, CHRIS WHEELER, and SCOTT FRANZKE will be back in the booth this season on the team's radio network, flagshipped by CBS Talk WPHT-A/PHILADELPHIA, and TV broadcasts on COMCAST SPORTSNET and CW affiliate WPSG-TV (THE CW, PHILLY 57).