Phillies fans will get new voices on the radio when the team hits the road
Phillies radio broadcaster Larry Anderson announced he plans to only broadcast home games this year, and the team has announced Anderson’s road broadcast replacements.
Sitting alongside play-by-play voice Scott Franzke will be a rotation of three former Phillies: Kevin Frandsen, Kevin Stocker, and Kevin Jordan.
Jordan played seven seasons in Philadelphia after coming over in a trade with Terry Mulholland and Jeff Patterson in 1994 from the Yankees for Ryan Karp and Bobby Munoz. A career .258 hitter Jordan primarily came off the bench in the late-90’s.
Stocker has worked with the Phillies broadcast team in the past serving as an alternate for Anderson. Playing shortstop for five years in Philadelphia, Stocker finished sixth in Rookie of the Year voting during the franchise’s 1993 World Series run. The organization traded Stocker to Tampa Bay in exchange for Bobby Abreu after the 1997 season.
Frandsen is a surprising addition to the broadcast after last playing in the majors in 2015. Playing just two seasons in Philadelphia the journeyman infielder was a critical piece to the 2012 team’s bench. Appearing in 55 games Frandsen hit .338 with 66 hits and started in place of Placido Polanco during an injury-plagued season. His second season with the team was far from successful and the organization released him in 2013.
Anderson joined Franzke in the radio booth in 2007 and the pair formed a fantastic relationship during the greatest era in franchise history. His presence on the road broadcasts will certainly be missed on trips to the shore and sitting on the Schuylkill.