(Left to right) Andy Musser, Tom Brookshier & Joe Pellegrino
Broadcast Pioneers' Luncheon
Holiday Inn, City Line Avenue
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Broadcast Pioneers member Andy Musser was born on Tuesday, December 28, 1937 in our state capitol, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Growing up in central Pennsylvania, he was the batboy for the Harrisburg Senators baseball team who play Double A ball.
In 1956, Andy won the Junior Sportscaster award and did several innings of a Phils game with Gene Kelly and the legendary By Saam.
After finishing college in 1959 at Syracuse University, Andy returned home to work at WHP-TV. From there, he went on to do radio work for KSDO, 1130 on the AM dial in San Diego, California and then coming to Philly where he did Eagles (1965-1971), Sixers (1965-1971) and Villanova college games. He worked for CBS television from 1971 to 1974 where he covered the World Series, the Super Bowl and the Masters.
When By Saam left the Phillies broadcast booth in 1975, he was replaced the next year by two people, Robin Roberts and Andy Musser. Andy stayed with the Phils for a quarter of a century, until his retirement in 2001.
On Friday evening, November 18, 2011, Andy Musser was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia's Hall of Fame.
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