Phillies Play-by-Play Man Scott Franzke Talks the NLCS

Rupert PupkinCorrespondent IOctober 15, 2009

Scott Franzke is the play-by-play voice of the Phillies. 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 from 1997 to '98 and again from '02 to '05.

In 2006, he came to Philadelphia to take over those same duties when Tom McCarthy was hired away from the Phillies by the New York Mets, their National League East division rivals.

McCarthy is now back doing TV, and Franzke has taken over completely on the radio, working the entire game alongside Larry Andersen.

Below is my conversation with the Phillies’ play-by-play voice. We cover everything from the bullpen, to the explosive offense, to Harry Kalas’ passing, all just moments before Game One of the NLCS! 

Due to the fact that the interview was recorded just prior to game time, the interview is in podcast form. You must click here to hear it.