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Tom McCarthy
 
Background information
Date of birth:July 5, 1968 (1968-07-05) (age 41)
Team(s):<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Phillies" title="Philadelphia Phillies">Philadelphia Phillies</a>
Official site(s):<a class="external text" href="http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/team/broadcasters.jsp?c_id=phi#Tom_McCarthy" rel="nofollow">Phillies Broadcasters</a>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genre" title="Genre">Genre(s)</a>:<a class="mw-redirect" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play-by-play" title="Play-by-play">Play-by-play</a>
Sports:<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball" title="Baseball">Baseball</a>

Tom McCarthy (born July 5, 1968 in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_City,_New_Jersey" title="Jersey City, New Jersey">Jersey City, New Jersey</a>) is an American sports broadcaster. Starting in the 2008 season, he is a play-by-play announcer for <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Phillies" title="Philadelphia Phillies">Philadelphia Phillies</a> television broadcasts. He also is the play-by-play voice of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Joseph%27s_University" title="Saint Joseph's University">Saint Joseph's University</a> men's and women's basketball teams.

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Broadcast career

McCarthy spent five seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies (2001-2005) as a radio play-by-play voice, and their pre-game and post-game radio host. He has also been a play-by-play voice for <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutgers_University" title="Rutgers University">Rutgers University</a> football and for national football and basketball telecasts on the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS_College_Sports_Network" title="CBS College Sports Network">CBS College Sports Network</a> (formerly known as CSTV), <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westwood_One" title="Westwood One">Westwood One</a>, and the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_10_Conference" title="Atlantic 10 Conference">Atlantic 10</a> TV network.

After two seasons as a play-by-play announcer for the National League rival New York Mets on <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WFAN" title="WFAN">WFAN</a>, McCarthy signed a five-year deal to return to Philadelphia. Following the death of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Kalas" title="Harry Kalas">Harry Kalas</a>, McCarthy took over television play-by-play on a full-time basis.<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_McCarthy_%28broadcaster%29#cite_note-0">[1]</a>

McCarthy spent nearly a decade broadcasting <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princeton_University" title="Princeton University">Princeton University</a> football and men's basketball. He was the play-by-play voice for the Tigers during their 43-41 upset win over defending <a class="mw-redirect" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA" title="NCAA">NCAA</a> champion <a class="mw-redirect" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UCLA" title="UCLA">UCLA</a> 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 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Caribbean_Series" title="2009 Caribbean Series">2009 Caribbean Series</a> for the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MLB_Network" title="MLB Network">MLB Network</a> from their studios in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secaucus,_New_Jersey" title="Secaucus, New Jersey">Secaucus, New Jersey</a> with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Red_Sox" title="Boston Red Sox">Boston Red Sox</a> Spanish language radio announcer <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uri_Berenguer" title="Uri Berenguer">Uri Berenguer</a> on the color commentary.

Personal life

McCarthy graduated from <a class="mw-redirect" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brick_Memorial_High_School" title="Brick Memorial High School">Brick Memorial High School</a> in 1986, and is a 1990 graduate of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_College_of_New_Jersey" title="The College of New Jersey">The College of New Jersey</a> (then Trenton State College). he currently resides with his family in <a class="mw-redirect" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allentown,_NJ" title="Allentown, NJ">Allentown, NJ</a>.

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