Sad to see the passing of Minnie Minoso. Like Mickey Vernon he will be truly missed. Minnie was another great player that the Hall of Fame overlooked.
Davis Joins Tom McCarthy, Matt Stairs, Gregg Murphy and Mike Schmidt on the Phillies Broadcast Team
PHILADELPHIA- (February 19, 2015) – Comcast SportsNet announced today that former major league catcher Ben Davis is joining the Phillies broadcast team. Davis joins Tom McCarthy, Matt Stairs, Gregg Murphy and Mike Schmidt for broadcasts during the 2015 season. Davis will make his broadcasting debut during Comcast SportsNet’s first 2015 Spring Training telecast on Tuesday, March 3, at 1 p.m.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ben, a former major league catcher and Delaware County native, to our Phillies broadcast team,” said Comcast SportsNet President Brian Monihan. “Ben is a true student of the game and has provided valuable insight to our Phillies Pre and Postgame coverage. We are confident in Ben’s ability to inform and entertain fans with his distinctive analysis and easy-going style during our game broadcasts.”
“Among the top priorities for CSN in hiring a new broadcaster was to select someone who could connect with our fans and complement and enhance the existing broadcasting team,” said Dave Buck, Phillies senior vice president of marketing and advertising sales. “As a Philadelphia-area native and regular contributor to Phillies coverage on CSN, we believe Ben is that guy. His insight into the game, and his overall professional demeanor, are qualifications that helped in the selection process. We look forward to his contributions.”
“Growing up a Philadelphia Phillies fan, this is a dream come true,” said Davis. “I look forward to working with Mike, Matt, Tom and Gregg in the booth, and I thank Comcast SportsNet and the Phillies for this opportunity.”
Davis earned acclaim as an accomplished catcher while at Malvern Prep in Malvern, PA, and was selected second overall in the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft. He played seven years at the Major League level, including stints with the Padres, Mariners and Red Sox. Davis has spent the past four seasons providing analysis on Comcast SportsNet’s Phillies pre and postgame shows, as well as weekly appearances on 94WIP. Davis and his family currently reside in West Chester, PA.
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