(Left to right) Broadcast Pioneers members Harry Kalas & Dan Baker
Broadcast Pioneers member Dan Baker was born on Sunday, September 22, 1946 and has been the Public Address announcer for the Phillies since 1972 and for the Eagles since 1985.
Dan was the PA voice for four different World Series (1980, 1983, 1993 and 2008). He also did two All-Star games, one in 1976 and the other twenty years later in 1996.
He also did the PA announcing for three different NFC Championship Games; 2002, 2003 and 2004. Dan has been the long time announcer for the Drexel University Dragons, their mens basketball team. Starting in 1977, he did Big Five Basketball for over two decades. Dan was elected in 1997 into the Big Five Basketball "Hall of Fame." Baker also served as Executive Director for Big Five Basketball from 1981 to 1996.
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Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Pat Delsi
Special thanks to Bob Morrison, Service Manager of Chickie's and Pete's Northeast Philadelphia
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