Mike Schmidt Doubles Comcast SportsNet Broadcasting Duties in 2015

Phillies Legend Adds Saturday Broadcasts this Season, Will Now Be in The Booth for 26 Games

   

PHILLIES HALL OF FAMER MIKE SCHMIDT DOUBLES HIS COMCAST SPORTSNET

BROADCASTING DUTIES IN 2015

 Phillies Legend Adds Saturday Broadcasts this Season,

Will Now Be in The Booth for 26 Games

"Weekends With Schmidt" Begins April 11th

 

PHILADELPHIA- (March 25, 2015) - Due to the success of "Sundays with Schmidt," Major League Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt will add Saturday home games to his broadcasting duties, announced Brian Monihan, Comcast SportsNet President and General Manager. Schmidt will join the broadcast team of Tom McCarthy, Matt Stairs, Ben Davis and Gregg Murphy for 26 broadcasts in 2015, up from 13 games last season.

Schmidt's first Saturday broadcast will be on April 11th when the Phillies take on the Washington Nationals at 7 p.m. on The Comcast Network. He will also be in the booth when the Phillies wrap up their weekend series with the Nationals on Sunday, April 12th at 1:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet.

"Last season viewers welcomed Mike into their homes with open arms, as he shared his insight and knowledge of the game he loves," said Monihan. "We were thrilled when he agreed to join us for more games in 2015, and look forward to him once again sharing the booth with Tom, Matt, and our newest broadcaster Ben Davis."

"Mike Schmidt is one of the most iconic players in Phillies history. Adding Saturday home games to his broadcasting duties is great news for Phillies fans," said Phillies Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising Sales Dave Buck. "Mike's connection with viewers during 'Sundays with Schmidt' was outstanding. We look forward to expanding his contributions to our broadcasts and further connecting with our fans."

"I'm very excited to have added Saturday's to my Phillies broadcast schedule this year," said Schmidt. "Working with my new broadcast partner Ben Davis, and again with Matt, Murph, and Tom will be a blast. I can't wait to bring my six week spring training experiences with all the players to life in the booth."

In 2015, Comcast SportsNet will air a record 142 regular season games, with The Comcast Network airing seven games. All games airing on Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network will feature "Phillies Pregame Live" and "Phillies Postgame Live" programming.  

NBC10 will air 12 games in 2015, including the season opener against the Boston Red Sox on Monday, April 6th at 3 p.m.

Phillies regular season broadcast schedule: http://www.csnphilly.com/sites/csnphilly/files/2015_phillies_reg_season_tv_schedule.pdf

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