Scott Franzke is one of the Phillies play-by-play announcers. He's a native of Dallas, Texas and was born on Monday, March 6, 1972. He's is a 1994 graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in broadcast journalism.
Scott's broadcasting career began as a host for the Prime Sports Radio Network (based in Dallas) during 1994. Three years later, during 1997 and 1998, he became the host of the Texas Rangers radio pre-game and post-game broadcasts. He was the voice of the Kane County Cougars (just outside of Chicago) Class A affiliate of the Florida Marlins from 1999 to 2001, and in 2000, covered the Sydney, Australia Summer Olympics for Sporting News Radio. He returned to the Texas Rangers to reassume the pre-game and post game programs and also did some play-by-play work.
Scott won the 2003 Katie Award for best play-by-play sportscast from the Dallas Press Club.
In 2006, he came to the Quaker City and the Phillies taking over when Tom McCarthy was hired away by the New York Mets. Scott Franzke worked the fifth & sixth innings during 2006 with Larry Andersen and broadcast over the 22 station Philadelphia Phillies baseball network. The next year, 2007, Scott assumed more play by play duties, replacing Scott Graham and turned over pre-game and post-game work to Jim Jackson.
Scott and his wife, Lori live in the Philadelphia region.
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