Tom McCarthy (sportscaster)

Tom McCarthy (born July 5, 1968) is an American sports broadcaster. He is the play-by-play announcer for Philadelphia Phillies television broadcasts and also calls National Football League games for Westwood One and calls select NFL games for CBS beginning in 2014 after filling in for Sam Rosen in week 6 in 2013 for the NFL on Fox. McCarthy has also been the play-by-play voice of Saint Joseph's University men's and women's basketball teams.

Tom McCarthy
BornJuly 5, 1968 (age 51)
Sports commentary career
Team(s)Philadelphia Phillies
Genre(s)Play-by-play
SportsBaseball
Basketball
Football

Broadcast career

McCarthy spent five seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies (2001–05) as a radio play-by-play voice and as their pre-game and post-game radio host. McCarthy also has served as the play-by-play announcer for the Double-A Trenton Thunder for six seasons (1994-99). He has also been a play-by-play voice for Rutgers University football and for national football and basketball broadcasts on the CBS Sports Network (formerly known as CSTV), the Atlantic 10 TV network, Westwood One, and the Sports USA Radio Network.

After two seasons (2006-07), as a play-by-play announcer for the National League East rival New York Mets on WFAN, McCarthy signed a five-year deal to return to Philadelphia beginning with the 2008 season. Following the death of Harry Kalas early in the 2009 season, McCarthy took over television play-by-play on a full-time basis.[1] McCarthy is one of three broadcasters to have covered both the Mets and Phillies on a regular basis (the others being Tim McCarver and Todd Kalas).

McCarthy spent nearly a decade broadcasting Princeton University football and men's basketball. He was the play-by-play voice for the Tigers during their 43–41 upset win over defending NCAA champion UCLA in the 1996 NCAA tournament and during their 27–2 run through the 1997–98 season. In 2009, McCarthy did play-by-play of the 2009 Caribbean Series for the MLB Network from their studios in Secaucus, New Jersey with Boston Red Sox Spanish language radio announcer Uri Berenguer on the color commentary.

McCarthy has called a game for Fox NFL Sunday as well as MLB games on Fox, most of them involving the Phillies. He is a broadcaster for the NFL on CBS. His current partner is Steve Beuerlein. McCarthy is one of the current broadcasters who cover both NFL and MLB.

Personal life

McCarthy graduated from Brick Memorial High School in Brick, New Jersey in 1986 and is a 1990 graduate of Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey). At Trenton State, he was a brother of the Phi Gamma Chi chapter of Alpha Chi Rho. He currently lives with his wife Meg and four children in Allentown, New Jersey.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Tom McCarthy rejoins Phillies broadcast team" (Press release). Philadelphia Phillies. 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2007-11-28.
  2. ^ "Tom McCarthy". WFAN. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved September 27, 2007. A 1986 graduate of Brick Memorial High School and a 1990 graduate of TCNJ, Tom and his wife Meg have four children: Patrick (10), Tommy (8), Maggie (5) and Kerri (3), and live in Allentown, NJ.

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MacCarthy Mor dynasty

MacCarthy (Irish: Mac Cárthaigh), also spelled Macarthy, McCarthy or McCarty, is a Gaelic Irish clan originating from Munster, an area they ruled during the Middle Ages. It was and continues to be divided into several great branches. The MacCarthy Reagh, MacCarthy of Muskerry, and MacCarthy of Duhallow dynasties were the three most important of these, after the central or MacCarthy Mór line.

Their name, meaning "son of Cárthach" (whose name meant "loving"), is a common surname that originated in Ireland. As a surname, its prevalent spelling in the English language is McCarthy. Several variants are found, such as McCarty (most common in North America) as well as Carthy and Carty (though these latter are also the Anglicization of an unrelated name, Ó Cárthaigh). 60% of people with the surname in Ireland still live in County Cork where the family was very powerful in the Middle Ages.

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