Matt Cord Show

Photo by: Matt Cord

As many of you know, I am a man of many jobs.

I work here at WMGK as the midday DJ, I am the public address announcer for the Philadelphia 76ers, and I also have my own side gigs such as my own Cameo page where you can purchase a customized video of your choice for yourself or a loved one!

On top of that, I make wedding appearances where I introduce the wedding party as I do for the Sixers during their introductions.

And that is just what I do currently because if you have been keeping up with my daily posts, you would also know about some of my old radio jobs such as working at our sister station, WMMR, or being an assistant-assistant equipment manager for the Philadelphia Eagles once upon a time!

Well, I have another cool story about another job I held at one point!

Even if it was just for one game…

Back in the mid-90s, I was invited by the Philadelphia Phillies to be a member of the ground crew for a day!

It was honestly such a thrill to be out on the baseball diamond at the old Vet.

What an iconic stadium.

A place where Michael Jack Schmidt hit many of his home runs.

Where the 1993 Phillies clinched the pennant.

Where Tug McGraw got the final out to clinch the 1980 World Series.

And most importantly where a young Matt Cord got the rake the infield dirt!

All jokes aside, it really was a super fun experience!

I even got to replace the bases in the 5th inning!

If you remember, the dirt in the infield at Veterans Stadium was a little different than your typical infield because there were only dirt cutouts around the bases, while the rest of the infield was turf!

Speaking of that turf, believe me when I say the rumors about the temperature on the field at The Vet are true because it was scorching hot!

Below I’ll post two pictures from that day for you to see for yourselves!

Both photos are of me raking the third base dirt, but the best part of each picture, in my opinion, is the iconic retired numbers on the outfield wall in the background.

Steve Carlton, #32, and Mike Schmidt, #20.

Both all-time greats are enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

I’ll never forget watching them play, I’ll never forget that day I was a guest ground crew member, and I’ll never forget that stadium!

Long live The Vet!

  • Raking The Third Base Dirt!


    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • A Second Angle!


    Photo by: Matt Cord

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