Phillies Extend Contract of Radio Voice Scott Franzke

May 18, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The Phillie Phanatic entertains in front of a scoreboard prior to action against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
May 18, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The Phillie Phanatic entertains in front of a scoreboard prior to action against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /
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Phillies radio broadcaster Scott Franzke will remain with the team for another five seasons, as has quickly become the new voice of Phillies baseball

While the Phillies television broadcast team and the team on the field has been in flux for the past couple of seasons, one team remains the same. Radio play-by-play Scott Franzke has in many ways taken the reigns from the late Harry Kalas as the voice of summer in Philadelphia.

On Monday, the organization recognized Franzke’s contributions to the organization by signing him to a five-year contract extension.

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising Sales David Buck made the official announcement in a statement Monday morning.

"“We couldn’t be happier to extend our relationship with Scott,” said Buck. “He and Larry Andersen have been entertaining Phillies fans for over a decade and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.”"

Franzke will be entering his 12th season with the Phillies, and his 11th as the primary radio voice. Throughout his entire career he has been joined alongside by color analyst Larry Anderson. The two have created both a show and relationship like no other with their sarcastic humor and self-depreciation.

Twice Franzke has been named the Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year Award (2010 & 2015) since taking over the full radio duties in 2007.

“My family and I are very excited and I just can’t imagine doing this job anywhere else at this stage of my career,” said Franzke. “I’m humbled and thankful to the Phillies for wanting this relationship to continue for another five years.”

Franzke’s highlights have become synonymous with Philadelphia baseball over the past 11 years, and will forever be linked to moments such as Roy Halladay’s post-season no-hitter.

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Congratulations to Scott Franzke and the Phillies, and here is to another five years of great radio!

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