Schmidt on TV In 2014

Mike Schmidt on Mark McGwireThere will be a Hall of Famer in the Phillies’ broadcast booth this season.

Multiple sources confirmed a Philadelphia Daily News report that Mike Schmidt will be in the booth for Sunday games at Citizens Bank Park. Comcast fired Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews as parts of its 25-year contract with the Phillies. Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs took their place.

Moyer will broadcast 109 games this season, including Spring Training. Stairs will broadcast 108. Their first broadcast is Wednesday in the Grapefruit League opener against the Blue Jays.

Schmidt has been in Spring Training as a guest instructor since 2002, but has not been here this year because of an undisclosed illness.

“Mike is treating a health issue that requires him to remain near his doctors, and he will be unable to attend Spring Training as a field instructor this year,” a Phillies spokesman said in a statement in January. “Mike plans to visit camp in the middle of March as part of his marketing relationship with the Phillies and continue his normal visits to Philadelphia throughout the summer.”

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