Watch: Colleagues, including Chris Wheeler, recall Andy Musser's broadcast contributions.
Reader recalls Musser's underrated career: "Musser was a very solid announcer in the perpetual shadows of Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn, and he was in the booth for a long time. Even his detractors can't dispute the greatness of his call of Schmidt's home run call to clinch the division in 1980. Musser also had a much more dramatic call of the final out of the '80 LCS than Kalas on TV, though to be fair Harry was more or less drowned out by a hysterically laughing Tim McCarver. (If you've never heard that clip, it's sort of surreal.).
"The Phillies had separate crews for PRISM, Channel 29 (later 17), and SportsChannel before everything more or less merged into Comcast SportsNet in the late '90s. They didn't keep the radio guys separate from TV the way they do now, although the cable crews were just on their respective stations exclusively. There were as many as seven or eight on the broadcast crew in the mid-90s, I believe, and that's when they started cutting back on Musser's air time. For most of the '80s it was Musser and Wheeler on PRISM, with Garry Maddox replacing Musser in the middle innings. Those guys did a good job and even had their own brand of chemistry working - sure, it wasn't Harry and Whitey, but it wasn't bad. Musser moved to SportsChannel in 1990, working with a steady rotation of former players - Jim Fregosi was briefly one of them before being hired as manager in 1991." - RSB