Scott Franzke

Scott Franzke (born March 6, 1972 in Dallas, Texas) is the radio play-by-play voice of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Scott Franzke
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Scott Franzke in Philadelphia July 21, 2012
BornMarch 6, 1972 (age 47)
Alma materSouthern Methodist University, (1994)
Years active1997–present
Sports commentary career
Team(s)Philadelphia Phillies (2006–present)
Texas Rangers (2002–05)
Kane County Cougars (1999–2001)
Texas Rangers (1997–98)
Genre(s)Play-by-play, Pre- and Post-Game Host
SportsBaseball
WebsitePhillies Broadcasters

Biography

His career began as a studio host for the now-defunct Prime Sports Radio Network (now Fox Sports Radio) in 1994 which led him three years later to be the host of the Texas Rangers radio pre- and post-game shows 1997–98. He honed his play-by-play skills as the voice of the Kane County Cougars from 1999 to 2001, and covered the 2000 Summer Olympics for Sporting News Radio. He returned to the Rangers to reassume the pre and post game broadcasting duties and also filled in on play-by-play from 2002 to 2005.

In 2006, he came to the Phillies to take over those same duties when Tom McCarthy was hired away from the Phillies by the New York Mets, their National League Eastern Division rivals (McCarthy returned to the Phillies broadcasting team in 2008). Franzke worked the fifth and sixth innings in 2006 with Larry Andersen. In 2007, Franzke assumed more play-by-play duties, replacing Scott Graham in the broadcast booth, turning over pre- and post-game duties to Jim Jackson.[1] In 2008 and the first month of the 2009 season, Franzke called play-by-play in innings 1-3 and 5-9 with Andersen, while Harry Kalas joined Andersen for play-by-play in the fourth. After the death of Kalas, Franzke assumed play-by-play duties for all nine innings for the remainder of the 2009 season. Franzke currently calls innings 1-3 and 6-9 during home games (with Jackson taking over for innings 4-5) while continuing to call all nine during away games and home games whenever Jackson is unavailable due to his work as the television play-by-play voice of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Memorable Calls

And the 3-1 pitch, swing and a high fly ball, deep right field! Ethier turns and he watches this one sail deep into the pavilion seats in right! Phillies lead in the 8th on a pinch-hit, two-run home run by Matt Stairs!

— Matt Stairs Go ahead Homerun NLCS 2008

Runners go, the pitch, swung on, lined to second, Bruntlett's got it, steps on second, tags the runner! It's a triple play! And that will end the ball game! Are you kidding me!?

— Eric Bruntlett turns an unassisted triple play in the ninth inning against the New York Mets - August 23, 2009

Street, a high set. Two balls and a strike, here's the pitch. Howard swings and drives one! Deep right field. On the run, Gonzalez, towards the track, its over his head. One hops the wall. Victorino coming around third, he's going to score! Utley's right on his heels, and he is safe! A double by Howard has tied the game here in the top of the ninth with two outs! 4–4 in the ninth! Ryan Howard has come through and stunned this crowd in Colorado!

— Ryan Howard's dramatic double in the 2009 National League Division Series.

The right-hander [Jonathan Broxton] checks the runner. Here's the pitch. Swing and a drive, right center field. This one is falling! It's a base hit! It'll go up the alley! Bruntlett will score! Ruiz around third, he is being waved home—the Phillies have won the ballgame! Ruiz slides! Rollins has won it! They stream out of the dugout, Rollins mobbed near third! This game is over, as the Phillies strike again with two outs in the ninth inning, and they have a three games to one lead! The Phillies have beaten the Dodgers with two outs in the ninth, and they have done it to Broxton again in Game 4! Wow, what a finish! Jimmy Rollins has made his mark in this series!

— Jimmy Rollins' game-winning double in Game 4 of the 2009 National League Championship Series.

Halladay takes the baseball back. Steps back up onto the mound, tucks the baseball in his right hand, now into the glove, holds it in front of the letters, nods yes, the wind... the 1-2 pitch, swing and a ground ball left side, Castro's got it, spins, throws, he got him! A perfect game for Roy Halladay! Twenty-seven up and twenty-seven down! Halladay is mobbed at the mound as the Phillies celebrate perfection tonight in Miami!

— Roy Halladay's perfect game on May 29, 2010 against the Florida Marlins.

Just about a quarter to eight, October the sixth, 2010. The first postseason game for Roy Halladay. He winds, the 0-2, swing and a dribbler, out in front of the plate, Ruiz out to get it, the throw from his knees — It's in time! And it's a no-hitter! Unbelievable! Ruiz and Halladay embrace and the Phillies again celebrate around Roy Halladay! Four nothing, it's the second no-hitter in major league postseason history, here tonight at Citizens Bank Park!

— Roy Halladay's postseason no-hitter on October 6, 2010 against the Cincinnati Reds.

Fly ball, deep center field, Herrera back, on the track, and he, did he make the catch? He fell down at he's got it! He's got it! Odubel Herrera has got it and Cole Hamels has a no-hitter!

— Cole Hamels' no-hitter.

Personal life

He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (1994) with a journalism degree.

He currently resides in Philadelphia.

References

  1. ^ "Flyers' Jackson joins the Phillies". MLB.com. 27 February 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2010.

External links

2006 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 2006 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 124th season in the history of the franchise. The Phillies finished in second place in the National League East, 12 games behind the New York Mets, and three games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Wild-Card race. The Phillies, managed by Charlie Manuel, played their home games at Citizens Bank Park. Phillies first-baseman Ryan Howard was the National League's Most Valuable Player for the 2006 season, and was the winner of the Century 21 Home Run Derby, held during the All-Star Break at Pittsburgh.

2007 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 2007 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 125th season in the history of the franchise. It would begin with the Phillies approaching a historic mark. The Phillies started the year with an MLB-record 9,955 losses in franchise history. On July 15, they lost their 10,000th game to the St. Louis Cardinals, becoming the first professional sports team in modern history to reach that milestone. The Phillies rallied in the closing days of the season, winning their final game against the Nationals. This win and the New York Mets loss to the Florida Marlins gave them the NL East title, making good on Jimmy Rollins's now famed "we're the team to beat" speech during spring training. They were swept in the opening round of the postseason by the Colorado Rockies.

2008 World Series

The 2008 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2008 season. The 104th edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff between the National League (NL) champion Philadelphia Phillies and the American League (AL) champion Tampa Bay Rays; the Phillies won the series, four games to one. The 2008 World Series is notable because it is the only Fall Classic to involve a mid-game suspension and resumption (two days later).

The Series began on Wednesday, October 22, and (after weather delays had postponed the end of Game 5) concluded the following Wednesday, October 29. The AL's 4–3 win in the 2008 All-Star Game gave the Rays home field advantage for the series, meaning no more than three games would be played at the Phillies' stadium Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies won their second championship in their 126-year history to bring the city of Philadelphia its first championship in 25 years (since the 1983 NBA Finals). This was the first postseason series lost by an MLB team based in the state of Florida; previously, the Rays and Florida Marlins were 8–0 in post-season series. Additionally, both the Phillies' World Series wins have come against a team making their World Series debut (in 1980, they beat the Kansas City Royals).

The Phillies advanced to the World Series after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL's Divisional Series and Championship Series, respectively. The team won its position in the playoffs after its second consecutive NL East division title. This was the Phillies' first World Series appearance in fifteen years. The Tampa Bay Rays advanced to the World Series after defeating the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox in the AL's Division Series and 2008 American League Championship Series.

2009 National League Championship Series

The 2009 National League Championship Series (NLCS) was a best-of-seven baseball game series pitting the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Philadelphia Phillies for the National League Championship and the right to represent the National League in the 2009 World Series. The Phillies defeated the Dodgers four games to one. Los Angeles, whose NL-best 95–67 record topped Philadelphia's 93–69 record, retained home-field advantage. The series, the 40th in league history, began on October 15 and finished on October 21. TBS carried the championship on television.

The Phillies won the series, four games to one, advancing to the World Series for the second consecutive year. They were, however, defeated by the New York Yankees, 4–2.

This was the second consecutive NLCS between the Dodgers and Phillies and the fifth overall. The first two meetings were won by the Dodgers in 1977 and 1978, and the third by the Phillies in 1983; none of the three resulted in a World Series Championship by either team. The Phillies defeated the Dodgers in five games in 2008 en route to their 2008 World Series title. This match-up is the most frequent in the history of the NLCS (as of 2009) tied with the Pirates vs Reds.

In 2009, the Dodgers won the regular season series, four games to three, outscoring the Phillies 26–25.

The Phillies would go on to lose to the New York Yankees in the World Series in six games.

2009 World Series

The 2009 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2009 season. As the 105th edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff contested between the Philadelphia Phillies, champions of the National League (NL) and defending World Series champions, and the New York Yankees, champions of the American League (AL). The Yankees defeated the Phillies, 4 games to 2, winning their 27th World Series championship. The series was played between October 28 and November 4, broadcast on Fox, and watched by an average of roughly 19 million viewers. Due to the start of the season being pushed back by the 2009 World Baseball Classic in March, this was the first World Series regularly scheduled to be played into the month of November. This series was a rematch of the 1950 World Series.

Home field advantage for the Series went to the AL for the eighth straight year as a result of its 4–3 win in the All-Star Game. The Phillies earned their berth into the playoffs by winning the National League East. The Yankees won the American League East to earn their berth, posting the best record in the Major Leagues. The Phillies reached the World Series by defeating the Colorado Rockies in the best-of-five National League Division Series, and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the best-of-seven NL Championship Series (NLCS). The Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins in the American League Division Series and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the AL Championship Series (ALCS) to advance to their first World Series since 2003. As a result of their loss, the Phillies became the first team since the 2001 Yankees to lose the World Series after winning it the previous year.

Cliff Lee pitched a complete game in the Phillies' Game 1 victory, allowing only one unearned run, while Chase Utley hit two home runs. In Game 2, solo home runs by Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui helped the Yankees win by a score of 3–1. After a rain delayed start, Game 3 featured more offense, with a combined six home runs and thirteen total runs en route to a Yankee victory. The Yankees won Game 4 by scoring the decisive three runs in the ninth inning after an alert base running play by Johnny Damon. The Phillies avoided elimination with a win in Game 5, aided by Utley's second two–home run game of the series. The Yankees secured their World Series championship with a Game 6 victory in which Matsui hit his third home run of the series. He was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the series, making him the first Japanese-born player and the first full-time designated hitter to win the award; Matsui was the series' MVP despite starting only the three games that were played at Yankee Stadium, since the designated hitter position is not used in NL ballparks.

Several records were tied, extended, or broken during this World Series, including team championships (Yankees with 27), career postseason wins (Andy Pettitte with 18), career World Series saves (Mariano Rivera with 11), home runs in a World Series (Utley with five), strikeouts by a hitter in a World Series (Ryan Howard with 13), and runs batted in in a single World Series game (Matsui with six).

2016 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 2016 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 134th season in the history of the franchise, and its 13th season at Citizens Bank Park. They improved upon their 63–99 (.389) mark from the year before and finished with a record of 71–91 (.438) and fourth place in the National League East. They missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

2018 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 2018 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 136th season in the history of the franchise, its 15th season at Citizens Bank Park, and the 1st season with manager Gabe Kapler. They improved from their 66–96 season in 2017 by posting an 80–82 record, but missed the postseason for the seventh consecutive season. Kapler had the second-most wins among Phillies managers historically after 100 games (56), and under Kapler, the 2018 team improved its end-of-season won-lost record by 14 games.

2019 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 2019 Philadelphia Phillies season is the 137th season in the history of the franchise, and its 16th season at Citizens Bank Park.

Kevin Frandsen

Kevin Vincent Frandsen (born May 24, 1982), is an American former professional baseball utility player, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals.

Kevin Jordan (baseball)

Kevin Wayne Jordan (born October 9, 1969), is a retired American Australian Major League Baseball infielder who played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1995 to 2001. He also played a substantial part of his career with the Brisbane Bandits in the Australian Baseball League from 1993 through to 1997.While Jordan was playing in Brisbane, he met and married his Australian wife and obtained Australian citizenship, technically meaning he was the seventh "Australian" to play in the Major Leagues. He is excluded from the list of 27 Australian MLB players, however, as it is officially only Australian players to debut in the MLB, whereas Jordan was American only at the time of his debut.Jordan is currently the manager of the Brisbane Bandits in the Australian Baseball League.

In January 2018, it was announced that Jordan would be serving as a part-time color analyst for Phillies radio broadcasts during the 2018 season.

Kevin Stocker

Kevin Douglas Stocker (born February 13, 1970) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and switch-hitter. Stocker played with the Philadelphia Phillies (1993–1997), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–2000) and Anaheim Angels (2000).

A 1988 graduate of Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley, Stocker attended the University of Washington in Seattle, where he played college baseball for the Huskies from 1989–1991. Stocker was also a member of the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha.

Stocker was selected by Philadelphia in the 1991 MLB draft, taken in the second round with the 54th overall selection. He made his major league debut in 1993 on July 7 at Veterans Stadium in a marathon game that lasted 6 hours and 10 minutes. Stocker played all 20 innings in the defeat of the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6. Stocker was credited with a game-saving play in the tenth inning when he made a miraculous throw to home-plate for a force-out. That year, the Phillies went on to be the World Series runners-up.

In his rookie season, Stocker batted .324 with two home runs and 31 RBI in 70 games. He was the regular Phillies shortstop through the 1997 season. In 1997 he enjoyed his best season, compiling career-highs in games played (149), runs (51), doubles (23) and stolen bases (11), adding five triples, four homers and 41 RBI.

During the 1997 expansion draft, Stocker was traded to Tampa Bay in exchange for Bobby Abreu. After two-plus seasons, he was released and signed with Anaheim. In an eight-season career, Stocker batted .254 with 23 home runs and 248 RBI. He now owns an Emerald City Smoothie franchise in Washington.

List of Philadelphia Phillies broadcasters

The following is a list of Philadelphia Phillies broadcasters.

List of Texas Rangers broadcasters

Texas Rangers games currently air on regional television network Fox Sports Southwest and on radio stations KRLD 105.3 FM and KRLD 1080 AM.

Games are aired in Spanish television station Canal de Teja. Games have aired on Spanish radio station KESS from 1991 to 2010, KZMP from 2011 to 2016, and KFLC since 2017.

List of World Series broadcasters

The following is a list of national American television and radio networks and announcers that have broadcast World Series games over the years. It does include any announcers who may have appeared on local radio broadcasts produced by the participating teams.

Major League Baseball on NBC Sports

Major League Baseball on NBC Sports refers to Major League Baseball television coverage on the chain of NBC Sports regional networks.

Philadelphia Phillies Radio Network

The Philadelphia Phillies Radio Network is a network of 21 radio stations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey that air Major League Baseball games of the Philadelphia Phillies. The lead announcers are Scott Franzke with play-by-play and Larry Andersen with color commentary. The flagship station is WIP-FM 94.1 in Philadelphia. The broadcasts were discontinued on the former AM flagship station WPHT 1210 in 2016.WTTM in Lindenwold, New Jersey and WIBG in Atlantic City, New Jersey also airs a separate broadcast in Spanish. Angel Castillo is the play by play announcer, while Bill Kulik provides color commentary.

Roy Halladay's perfect game

On May 29, 2010, Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched the twentieth perfect game in Major League Baseball history, against the Florida Marlins in Sun Life Stadium. He retired all 27 batters, striking out 11. This was the first time in the modern era that two pitchers (Dallas Braden of the Oakland Athletics being the other) threw perfect games in the same month and that multiple perfect games had been achieved in the same season.

WIP-FM

WIP-FM (94.1 FM, "Sports Radio 94 WIP") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by Entercom and broadcasts a sports radio format. The WIP-FM offices and studios are located on the 9th floor of 400 Market Street in Philadelphia, and the broadcast tower used by the station is located in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia at (40°02′30.1″N 75°14′10.1″W).WIP-FM is the flagship station for the Philadelphia Eagles Football Network and the MLB Philadelphia Phillies Radio Network. The station has local hosts days and evenings, with programming from CBS Sports Radio heard overnight.

WIP-FM broadcasts using HD Radio. Its HD2 subchannel is a simulcast of co-owned 1060 KYW's all-news format. The HD3 channel carries a classic rock format that had been once heard on 94.1 when it was WYSP. The HD4 channel is known as "Eagles 24/7," with continuous programming about the football team.

Whiz Kids (baseball)

The Whiz Kids is the nickname of the 1950 Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. The team was largely made up of rookies; The average age of a member of the Whiz Kids was 26.4 The team won the 1950 National League pennant but failed to win the World Series.

After owner R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr. built a team of bonus babies, the 1950 team won for the majority of the season, but slumped late, allowing the defending National League champion Brooklyn Dodgers to gain ground in the last two weeks. The final series of the season was against Brooklyn, and the final game pitted the Opening Day starting pitchers, right-handers Robin Roberts and Don Newcombe, against one another. The Phillies defeated the Dodgers in extra innings in the final game of the season on a three-run home run by Dick Sisler in the top of the tenth inning. In the World Series which followed, the Whiz Kids were swept by the New York Yankees, who won their second of five consecutive World Series championships.The failure of the Whiz Kids to win another pennant after their lone successful season has been attributed to multiple theories, the most prominent of which is Carpenter's unwillingness to integrate his team after winning a pennant with an all-white team.

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