At just 22 years old, Pat McCarthy has already made it to a Triple-A baseball broadcast booth. An STAA member, McCarthy is joining the Lehigh Valley IronPigs as their media relations and broadcasting assistant.
McCarthy joins 11th-year play-by-play voice Matt Provence on the broadcast for all home games and select road contests on the IronPigs Radio Network.
McCarthy is entering his second season in minor league baseball after serving as a broadcaster and media assistant for the Reading Fightin’ Phils (Double-A) last year.
The 2017 graduate of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) brings a unique blend of broadcast experience and baseball knowledge to Coca-Cola Park. In addition to his brief stint in the Eastern League, McCarthy has handled broadcasts for Villanova University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, St. Joseph’s University and TCNJ. He has covered an array of different sports on both television and radio and in a variety of capacities – from play-by-play to color analysis to sideline reporting.
The Allentown, New Jersey, native also provides an added perspective in the radio booth with a deep knowledge of the Phillies system and having been a varsity baseball letter winner at TCNJ.
Currently, McCarthy serves as the play-by-play voice for St. Joseph’s men’s and women’s basketball on the A10 Network as well as for Princeton men’s basketball on radio broadcasts. He also spends time as a spotter with both CBS Sports and Westwood One for NFL and NCAA basketball games.
With Lehigh Valley, McCarthy will be replacing Jon Schaeffer, who had been a part of the IronPigs Radio Network from the inaugural season though this past July — when he departed the organization for a position at XTRA 1360 Fox Sports San Diego