From a Phillies news release: Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas has signed a new three-year contract to remain with the Phillies. In addition, former Phillies outfielder Gary Matthews will join the broadcast team.
Kalas, 70, began broadcasting major league baseball with the Houston Astros in 1965 and has been with the Phillies since 1971. He is currently the eighth-longest tenured broadcaster in the majors, trailing the likes of the Dodgers' Vin Scully and the Astros' Milo Hamilton.
Matthews was a major league outfielder for over 15 years, including three seasons with the Phillies. He also played for the San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs and finished his career with the Seattle Mariners in 1987.
The 56-year-old spent two seasons as the color analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcast (2000-01). In addition, he was a baseball analyst on Headline Sports Television, a Canadian cable network based in Toronto. After retiring from baseball, Matthews spent a few years in private industry and broadcasting, before joining the Cubs as their minor league hitting coordinator (1995-97). He has also been a major league coach for seven seasons - with the Blue Jays (1998-99), Milwaukee Brewers (2002) and Cubs (2003-06).
As expected, the Phillies also announced that Larry Andersen, Chris Wheeler and Scott Franzke will also return next season.