Schmidt had been a guest instructor at Phillies spring training for years, but had to bow out of that duty this spring because of an undisclosed health issue.
Schmidt becomes the newest member of a revamped Phillies announce team. Moyer and Stairs took the place of longtime color commentator Chris Wheeler and analyst/former Phillie Gary "Sarge" Matthews.
“I am extremely excited to be a part of the Phillies broadcast team,” said Schmidt. “Comcast SportsNet has put together a great lineup."
Considered by many to be the greatest third baseman in major-league history, Michael Jack Schmidt (hear Harry say it) played his entire 18-year career with the Phillies. He retired in 1989, had his number retired in 1990, and in 1995 became the 26th first-ballot Hall of Famer in major-league history.
When he retired, Schmidt held 14 major-league records, 18 National League records and 35 Phillies records.
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