Thursday, October 23, 2008
Whatever Happened to Andy Musser?
From 1976 to 2001, Andy Musser was a mainstay of the Philadelphia Phillies broadcast team, sitting in the booth alongside the famed Harry Kalas, immortal Richie Ashburn, and the Penn State alum Chris Wheeler. During that span, Musser missed only two games, both due to laryngitis. And prior to that, he could be heard calling Eagles and Sixers games, according to baseball-reference.com. He retired from the Phils in '01 and has subsequently, seemingly disappeared.
I did some internet trolling and had a hard time finding good stuff on Musser or any real updates. But here are some things I did find:
-Check out the three calls by Musser on this 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series tribute page
-Unbelievably funky photo of the Phils 1980 broadcast team on the same 1980 Phillies World Series tribute site
-And unfortunately other than a few wry comments on random blogs and articles about Musser's apparent love for beer, philosophical chatter, and dry conversation during games, I didn't find much else online. Anybody else got anything to contribute???
If you're out there Andy, drop us a line and give us an update... and go Phils!