Padres extend club's radio deal for 2012
Former Major League pitcher Scanlan added to broadcast booth
SAN DIEGO -- Broadcasters Jerry Coleman, Ted Leitner and Andy Masur will return in 2012 as part of the Padres radio lineup, as the team announced on Wednesday that it has agreed to a one-year contract extension with Broadcast Company of the Americas.
In accordance with the agreement, all Spring Training games and all 162 regular season Padres games will be broadcast on XX 1090 AM in 2012.
In addition, the Padres have added a voice to the broadcast booth in former Major League pitcher Bob Scanlan, who will share color commentary duties with Coleman, with Leitner and Masur handling the play-by-play duties.
"We've been missing the players' perspective and the insight to what's happening in the game," said Padres COO and team president Tom Garfinkel. "And with Bob's experience as a pitcher, he can bring that perspective to the fan."
Scanlan was 20-34 with a 4.63 ERA over nine seasons with six different teams. Scanlan had been a co-host of the Channel 4 Postgame show, providing analysis following games on what had been the team's flagship station for the last 15 seasons.
So, who will work with whom and when? That has yet to be determined, Garfinkel said.
"There will be more to follow on the specific schedule," he said.
Leitner will be entering his 33rd season in the Padres radio booth, while Masur will be heading into his sixth season.
Coleman, who in 2005 was honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame with the Ford C. Frick Award for his broadcasting contributions, has been calling games since 1972 -- with the exception of 1980, when the team hired him to be the manager.
The first game to be broadcast will be the Padres annual charity game against the Mariners in Spring Training on March 4.
The first game of the regular season is set for April 5 against the Dodgers at Petco Park.