Tuesday, January 24, 2012

R.I.P- Andy Musser

From left to right: Richie "Whitey" Ashburn, Andy Musser, Harry Kalas & Chris Wheeler.

They were the Phillies broadcast team while I was growing up. They kept me company on many Sunday afternoons. Now, only Wheels remains, as Musser passed away at the age of 74.

The Phillies issue the following statement on the passing of Andy Musser:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Andy’s family, especially his wife Eun Joo, his son Allan and his daughter Luanne. Andy was a dear friend to many, an absolute gentleman, and a true professional. I had the pleasure of working with him for 26 years during which time he made a significant contribution to our club. Additionally, along with thousands of Philadelphia sports fans, I admired his versatility in announcing not only Phillies games but also his work with the Eagles, Sixers and Villanova Basketball. Since leaving the Phillies broadcast booth in 2001, Andy remained close to the club. We will all miss our dear friend.”

Phillies President, David Montgomery