Countdown to the 2012 NHL Winter Classic: 4 Days

Everyone who’s a Flyer fan knows that Lou Nolan has been the Public Address announcer for the Flyers for the last 40 years. Another voice that has been a Philadelphia staple is Dan Baker. Baker has been the Public Address announcer for the Philadelphia Phillies for the last 40 years, which is the longest active tenure for any P.A announcer in Major League Baseball.  He is also the Public Address announcer for the Philadelphia Eagles for the last 27 years. He grew up in Southwest Philadelphia, and was raised in suburban Mount Ephraim, New Jersey. Prior to being the voice of the Phillies and the Eagles, he was a  junior high school teacher. But the one thing these two voices have in common, is that they follow the style of John McAdams, the long-time Public Address announcer at the historic Cathedral of College Basketball: the Palestra.  McAdams was known for his smooth, easy delivery, and both Nolan and Baker emphasize that tradition, being clear and concise with detail to both grammar and diction without the need to yell or scream. Between the time when football season ends and baseball season begins, Baker calls games for the Drexel Dragons men’s basketball team on the radio.

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