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Dan Baker to miss ‘undetermined amount of games’ with illness


The Phillies will be without their longtime PA announcer due to illness. (Ian D’Andrea)

The Philadelphia Phillies are back in town on Tuesday to start a six-game homestand against the Cubs and Padres. Although the team is struggling, one consistent thing at Citizens Bank Park is the voice of PA announcer, Dan Baker. Unfortunately, Baker will miss some time due to illness. He did not give a timetable for return in his tweet.

Baker, 72,  missed a pair of games earlier this season for the first time since Citizens Bank Park opened in 2004. Baker has missed just 19 games since joining the Phillies in 1972.

During his absence earlier this season, Phillies director of public affairs Scott Palmer filled in on the mic.

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