Tom McCarthy (broadcaster)


Tom McCarthy (broadcaster)

Tom McCarthy (born 1968 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American sports broadcaster. Starting in the 2008 season, he is a play-by-play announcer for Philadelphia Phillies television broadcasts. He also is the play-by-play voice of Saint Joseph's University men's and women's basketball teams.

Broadcast career

McCarthy spent five seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies (2001-2005) as a radio play-by-play voice, and their pre-game and post-game radio host. He has also been a play-by-play voice for Rutgers University football and for national football telecasts on CSTV.

After two seasons as a play-by-play announcer for the National League rival New York Mets on WFAN, McCarthy signed a five-year deal to return to Philadelphia. McCarthy will do play-by-play for three innings on television. [cite press release| url=http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20071127&content_id=2312400&vkey=pr_phi&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi&partnered=rss_phi | title=Tom McCarthy rejoins Phillies broadcast team | publisher=Philadelphia Phillies | date=2007-11-27 | accessdate=2007-11-28]

McCarthy spent nearly a decade broadcasting Princeton University football and men's basketball. He was the play-by-play voice for the Tigers during their 43-41 upset win over defending NCAA champion UCLA in the 1996 NCAA tournament and during their 27-2 run through the 1997-98 season.

Personal life

McCarthy graduated from Brick Memorial High School in 1986, and is a 1990 graduate of The College of New Jersey (then Trenton State College). he currently resides with his family in Allentown, New Jersey. [ [http://www.wfan.com/pages/119291.php?contentType=4&contentId=234584 Tom McCarthy] , WFAN. Accessed August 26, 2007. "A 1986 graduate of Brick Memorial High School and a 1990 graduate of TCNJ, Tom and his wife Meg have four children: Patrick (10), Tommy (8), Maggie (5) and Kerri (3), and live in Allentown, NJ."]

External links

* [http://www.wfan.com/pages/119291.php?contentType=4&contentId=234584/ Profile from New York Mets' flagship radio station WFAN]
*http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071127&content_id=2312635&vkey=news_phi&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi

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