Stockton is TV voice for Phils series

Posted: September 28, 2011

Veteran broadcaster Dick Stockton will do the play-by-play and Bob Brenly the color commentary for the Phillies National League division series, which will start on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park and be televised on TBS.

Stockton, a native Philadelphian who began his professional broadcasting career at KYW in the mid-1960s, said each of the potential playoff matchups for the Phillies provide him with an intriguing story line.

"The Cardinals are the team the Phillies had the hardest time with during the regular season, and they're fighting for their wild-card lives," said Stockton, who's best known for his call of Carlton Fisk's dramatic home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

"The Diamondbacks would be an interesting tale because you'd have the heavy favorites, the Phillies without question, against a team that was in the cellar last year. . . . And if it's Milwaukee, you've got that great one-two punch [Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder]."

This will be Stockton's fifth division series, his first involving the Phillies.

"To me, opening up in that great arena, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, with the enthusiasm on a Saturday night would be tremendous," he said. "So I'm looking forward to it."

TBS's lead broadcast team - Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, and John Smoltz - will handle the Yankees division series. The network's coverage will begin with the two American League series on Friday.


 

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