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Tom McCarthy (broadcaster)

Tom McCarthy
Tom broadcasting for the Philadelphia Phillies
Born (1968-07-05) July 5, 1968 (age 47)
Sports commentary career
Team(s) Philadelphia Phillies
Genre(s) Play-by-play
Sports Baseball

Tom McCarthy (born July 5, 1968, in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American sports broadcaster. He is the play-by-play announcer for Philadelphia Phillies television broadcasts and also calls National Football League games for Westwood One and will call select NFL games for CBS beginning in 2014 after filling for Sam Rosen in week 6 for Fox's NFL matchup between a Lions-Browns matchup in 2013. McCarthy has also been the play-by-play voice of Saint Joseph's University men's and women's basketball teams.

Broadcast career

McCarthy spent five seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies (2001–2005) as a radio play-by-play voice and as their pre-game and post-game radio host. McCarthy also has served as the play-by-play announcer for the Double-A Trenton Thunder for six seasons. He has also been a play-by-play voice for Rutgers University football and for national football and basketball broadcasts on the CBS Sports Network (formerly known as CSTV), the Atlantic 10 TV network, Westwood One, and the Sports USA Radio Network.

After two seasons as a play-by-play announcer for the National League East rival New York Mets on WFAN, McCarthy signed a five-year deal to return to Philadelphia. Following the death of Harry Kalas, McCarthy took over television play-by-play on a full-time basis [1] McCarthy is one of three broadcasters to have covered both the Mets and Phillies on a regular basis (the others being Tim McCarver and Todd Kalas).

McCarthy spent nearly a decade broadcasting Princeton University football and men's basketball. He was the play-by-play voice for the Tigers during their 43-41 upset win over defending NCAA champion UCLA in the 1996 NCAA tournament and during their 27-2 run through the 1997-98 season. In 2009, McCarthy did play-by-play of the 2009 Caribbean Series for the MLB Network from their studios in Secaucus, New Jersey with Boston Red Sox Spanish language radio announcer Uri Berenguer on the color commentary.

McCarthy has called a game for Fox NFL Sunday as well as MLB games on Fox, most of them involving the Phillies. He is a broadcaster for the NFL on Dial Global replacing Howard David. He performed the same role for Sports USA. His current partner is Rod Woodson, formally with Tony Boselli, and his substitute is Chuck Cooperstein. McCarthy is one of the current broadcasters who cover both NFL and MLB.

Personal life

McCarthy graduated from Brick Memorial High School in Brick Township, New Jersey in 1986 and is a 1990 graduate of The College of New Jersey (then Trenton State College). At Trenton State he was a brother of the Phi Gamma Chi chapter of Alpha Chi Rho. He currently resides with his wife Meg and four children in Allentown, New Jersey.[2]


  1. ^ "Tom McCarthy rejoins Phillies broadcast team" (Press release). Philadelphia Phillies. 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  2. ^ Tom McCarthy, WFAN. Accessed August 26, 2007. "A 1986 graduate of Brick Memorial High School and a 1990 graduate of TCNJ, Tom and his wife Meg have four children: Patrick (10), Tommy (8), Maggie (5) and Kerri (3), and live in Allentown, NJ."[dead link]

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