FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCES MLB POSTSEASON BROADCAST LINEUP AS TEAMS VIE TO STAY ALIVE IN OCTOBER
Five-Time World Series Champion, Five-Time MLB All-Star & Cy Young Winner David Cone Joins FS1 As Game Analyst For ALDS Coverage
FOX Sports Is Home To Its 20th World Series
NEW YORK – Wild Card winners fill out Major League Baseball’s postseason lineup, and the only thing that matters now is October. FOX Sports today announces its full on-air broadcaster lineup for its coverage of the American League Division Series and American League Championship Series, beginning Thursday, Oct. 5, on FS1 and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports also serves as the exclusive home of the World Series for its 18th consecutive season and 20th overall, and airs exclusively in Spanish on FOX Deportes. The announcement was made today by John Entz, FOX Sports’ President of Production & Executive Producer.
Five-time World Series Champion, five-time MLB All-Star and 1994 Cy Young Award-Winner David Cone joins versatile play-by-play announcer Joe Davis, two-time MLB All-Star AJ Pierzynski and reporter Jon Paul Morosi for FS1’s ALDS coverage of the Boston Red Sox vs. the Houston Astros from Minute Maid Park in Houston.
"There is nothing quite like October baseball," said Cone. "It's truly a special time of year and we have a great, competitive series between the Red Sox and Astros on FS1 that I'm excited to be a part of."
First-ballot Hall of Famer and 1995 World Series Champion John Smoltz reunites with multi-Emmy Award-winning announcer Joe Buck in the booth for the ALCS and World Series games. The team calls its second set of championships together following a highly acclaimed performance in last year’s historic postseason. Veteran Emmy Award-winning reporter Ken Rosenthal and multi-award-winning journalist Tom Verducci join Buck and Smoltz.
FS1’s ALDS coverage leads off as the New York Yankees or the Minnesota Twins visit the Cleveland Indians with veteran play-by-play announcer Matt Vasgersian on the call alongside Smoltz. Rosenthal and Verducci once again team up from the field, bringing viewers exclusive inside information.
In the studio, pregame and postgame coverage returns with a dynamic team of seasoned veterans and fresh new faces. Emmy-nominated host Kevin Burkhardt anchors the desk with Hall of Famer Frank Thomas and World Series Champions Keith Hernandez, David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez as analysts. The studio crew makes its 2017 postseason debut on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7:00 PM ET on FS1.
Pete Macheska is lead producer for the ALCS on FS1 and World Series on FOX. Matt Gangl is lead director. Pregame coverage is produced by Bardia Shah-Rais and Jonathan Kaplan and directed by David Faller. Judy Boyd is Senior Vice President, FOX Sports Productions. Kent Camera is Senior Vice President, FOX Sports Productions. Jacob Ullman is Senior Vice President, Production & Talent Development.
All postseason MLB games televised by FOX and FS1 are also televised in Spanish exclusively on FOX Deportes, the leader in Spanish-language sports media, and via FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live-streaming video of FOX Sports content at home or on the go.
2017 AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISIONAL SERIES ON FS1/FOX DEPORTES
(All Times Eastern and subject to change)
DATE ON AIR SERIES
Oct. 5 4:00 PM Red Sox @ Astros Houston MLB Network
7:30 PM Yankees/Twins @ Indians Cleveland FS1/FOXD
Oct. 6 2:00 PM Red Sox @ Astros Houston FS1/FOXD
5:00 PM Yankees/Twins @ Indians Cleveland MLB Network
Oct. 8 TBD
Oct. 9* TBD
Oct. 11* TBD
* If necessary