Longtime Phillies broadcaster Andy Musser dies

Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Andy Musser sits for a photograph in the television broadcasting booth during the fourth inning of the Phillies' game against the Florida Marlins on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001 in Philadelphia. Musser's son, Allan, of Roswell, Ga., said his father died Sunday, January 22, 2012 at his home in Wynnewood in suburban Philadelphia at age 74. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)
January 23, 2012 5:45:17 PM PST
Andy Musser, a sports announcer for 45 years and a Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster for a quarter-century, has died. He was 74.

Musser's son, Allan, of Roswell, Ga., said his father died Sunday evening at his home in Wynnewood in suburban Philadelphia.

Musser retired in 2001 after 25 years with the Phillies, working throughout his tenure beside Harry Kalas. He missed only two games for health reasons when laryngitis kept him out of the broadcast booth. He also covered the World Series, Eagles and 76ers games, and Big Five basketball.

Musser is also survived by his wife of 50 years, Eun Joo, and his daughter, Luanne Zimmerman of Lower Gwynedd, Pa.


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