For more than a decade, Scott Franzke and Larry Andersen formed an irreverent relationship as Phillies radio broadcasters. With Andersen ready to reduce his schedule in 2018 to just home games, the Phillies decided it will require more than one person to replace him. So they chose three Kevins.
Kevin Frandsen, Kevin Jordan and Kevin Stocker were announced Monday as radio broadcasters. All three are former Phillies infielders. They will split the road schedule next season, although the Phillies did not say how many games each Kevin will broadcast.
The Phillies now have six radio broadcasters and five TV broadcasters.
“There’s no doubt that replacing L.A. is a tough job,” said David Buck, the team’s executive vice president. “His chemistry with Franzke has been outstanding and together they made listening to our games entertaining, but we believe that the unique personalities, knowledge of the game and familiarity with Phillies fans that each Kevin has will complement Franzke’s role in the booth, making this new lineup of radio talent fun for our fans.”
Frandsen, 35, played in 174 games for the Phillies over two seasons (2012-13). He has worked for the last two years as an evening sports-talk radio host in San Francisco. Jordan, 48, spent his whole seven-season career (1995-2001) with the Phillies. He worked three games with Franzke last season. Stocker, 47, has the most broadcast experience of the three, having worked the last 14 years as a college baseball analyst for the Pac-12 Network and CBS Sports Network. He played five seasons, from 1993-97 with the Phillies.
Andersen, 64, made the decision last year that he would no longer travel to broadcast.
Published at Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:16:04 +0000