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Matt Guokas Sr.

American basketball player

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Matthew George Guokas Sr. was an American professional basketball player and broadcaster. He was the son of Lithuanian immigrants.A forward from Saint Joseph's University, Guokas played one season with the Philadelphia Warriors of the BAA . He averaged 1.7 points during the Warriors' 1946–47 championship season. After losing his right leg in an automobile accident, Guokas turned to broadcasting, and he served as an announcer for the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles from 1953 to 1985. He was also the public address announcer for Philadelphia Phillies baseball games at Connie Mack Stadium in 1965 to 1966, succeeding the late Pete Byron, and replaced by Eddie Ferenz.

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Saint Joseph's University

Private, coeducational Roman Catholic Jesuit university in Philadelphia and Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, USA