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Watch: John Kruk Calls Home Run Shot During Phillies Broadcast



John Kruk calls Phillies home run

It’s not often a broadcaster can call a shot while calling a game, but West Virginia native John Kruk did just that on Monday night.

To paint the picture, Kruk casually mentioned he had a feeling the ball could travel a long distance during a Kyle Schwarber at-bat. Scwarber then proceeded to crush the ball into the stands for a home run on the next pitch.

The dinger extended the Phillies lead over the Giants to 10-2 after the two-run homer.

Even though Kruk, born in Charleston and raised in Keyser, did not play college baseball for WVU, he’s been a fan of the Mountaineers across all sports.

In retrospect, not having John Kruk was West Virginia’s loss as the he ended up becoming an MLB All-Star and played a key role on a Philadelphia team that reached the 1993 World Series. He’s served as a member of the Phillies broadcast crew since 2017.

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