Chris Wheeler

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Chris Wheeler
Born (1945-08-09) August 9, 1945 (age 73)
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Sports commentary career
Team(s) Philadelphia Phillies
Genre(s) Color commentator
Sports Baseball

Chris Wheeler (born August 9, 1945 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey)[1] is a former announcer and color commentator for the Philadelphia Phillies in Major League Baseball. He is nicknamed "Wheels".[2][3]

Wheeler attended Marple Newtown High School in Pennsylvania and received a B.A. in journalism from Penn State University in 1967. Following graduation, he began his broadcasting career with WCAU radio in Philadelphia, where he was an airborne traffic reporter as well as a news writer and reporter. He later worked at WBBM in Chicago and CBS Radio in New York.

Wheeler joined the Phillies as assistant director of publicity and public relations in 1971 and began broadcasting in 1977. In 1982, he also was made director of the Phillies' community relations department. He was the camp coordinator for Phillies Dream Week from 1983 to 1999 and ran the team's speakers bureau from 1991 to 1997. He was released as a Phillies broadcaster on January 8, 2014.[4]