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Middletown’s Sweeny Murti calls play-by-play for the Yankees

  • Scott LaMar
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Airdate: Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Sweeny Murti grew up in Middletown in Dauphin County. Like millions of young boys before him, he played baseball. Sweeny realized early on that he probably didn’t have the on-the-field skills to play big league baseball, but he did have a dream. Sweeny wanted to be like Harry Kalas — the legendary play-by-play announcer for the Philadelphia Phillies — he grew up listening to.

Last Thursday night he realized that dream. Sweeny Murti described the action on the New York Yankees radio network as the Yankees lost 2-1 to the Houston Astros.

Murti was filling in for long time Yankees announcer John Stirling.

Sweeny is not a newcomer to radio and the Yankees — he’s been the Yankees’ beat reporter for WFAN Sports Radio in New York for much of the past 30 years. Early in his career, Murti worked for WITF’s Radio Pennsylvania Network.

Sweeny Murti talks about his dream come true and broadcasting career on Wednesday’s Smart Talk.

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