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Friday, June 27, 2014

Andy Musser, American sportscaster (Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia 76ers), died he was 74.

Andrew J. Musser, Jr.  was an American sportscaster  died he was 74.. He is best known for his time as a play-by-play announcer for Philadelphia Phillies baseball from 1976 to 2001.[1]

 (December 28, 1937 – January 22, 2012)


Born in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania,[2] he grew up in nearby Harrisburg.[3] He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Syracuse University in 1959.[4][5]
He was part of a team, with Richie Ashburn and Harry Kalas, which broadcast Phillies games on both radio and television for 21 consecutive seasons from 1976 to 1997. He retired after the 2001 season.
Musser worked for WCAU radio and television in Philadelphia from 1965 to 1971. During this time, he served as the radio play-by-play announcer for the Eagles football as well as 76ers and Villanova Wildcats basketball. One of the youngest lead broadcasters in the National Football League at the time, he covered the Eagles games with Charlie Gauer for four years until the station lost the broadcast rights to WIP-AM in 1969.[3] Musser also called various events for CBS Radio, including Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl VIII.
Musser was the lead voice for Chicago Bulls telecasts on WSNS from 1973 through 1976, pairing with Dick Gonski in the first two seasons and Lorn Brown in the third.[6] Musser would call New York Knicks games with Cal Ramsey on WOR-TV (away) and Manhattan Cable Television (home) for the next four seasons from 1976 to 1980. He handled all the matches in the first three years, but only the home ones in the fourth.[7]
Musser was married for 50 years to Eun Joo. They had two children, Allan and Luanne, and four grandchildren.[8] Musser died on January 22, 2012.[8][9]
The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia [1] inducted Musser into their Hall of Fame in 2011.



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