ESPN Radio which has the rights to the entire MLB Postseason has provided its announcing crews for the Wild Card games all the way to the World Series.
The main crew will be Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser. They’ll begin with the AL Wild Card Game, call the American League Division Series involving the New York Yankees, then the American League Championship Series and through to the Fall Classic.
The ESPN Radio Sunday Night Baseball crew of Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton will be the other team and they’ll be on the National League side starting with the Wild Card and NLDS. Terry Francona will join Boog Sciambi on the NLCS.
Wednesday Night Baseball announcer and Boston Red Sox radio voice Dave O’Brien will be teamed with Aaron Boone on one American League Division Series.
And the combination of SNY’s Gary Cohen and Chris Berman will call one National League Division Series with Rick Sutcliffe.
Here’s the ESPN Radio press release.
Around-The-Clock Postseason Coverage across Baseball Tonight, SportsCenter & ESPN.com
ESPN Radio – in its 15th consecutive season as the exclusive national home of the Major League Baseball postseason – will broadcast every 2012 MLB postseason game. Coverage will begin with the two inaugural Wild Card games Friday, Oct. 5, and continue with all four League Division Series, both League Championship Series and exclusive coverage of the 108th World Series – starting Oct. 24. Here is the full 2012 MLB postseason schedule.
ESPN Radio round-by-round commentators – coverage start times will be available on ESPNRadio.com
Series Teams Commentators AL Wild Card (Oct. 5) Baltimore Orioles – Texas Rangers Dan Shulman/Orel Hershiser NL Wild Card (Oct. 5) St. Louis Cardinals – Atlanta Braves Jon Sciambi/Chris Singleton ALDS Detroit Tigers – Oakland Athletics Dave O’Brien/Aaron Boone ALDS New York – Baltimore/Texas Dan Shulman/Orel Hershiser NLDS San Francisco Giants – Cincinnati Reds Gm.’s 1-2: Gary Cohen/Rick Sutcliffe
Gm.’s 3-5: Chris Berman/Rick Sutcliffe
NLDS Washington Nationals – San Francisco/Cincinnati Jon Sciambi/Chris Singleton ALCS TBD – TBD Dan Shulman/Orel Hershiser NLCS TBD – TBD Jon Sciambi/Terry Francona World Series NLCS Winner – ALCS Winner Dan Shulman/Orel Hershiser
ESPN Deportes Radio will broadcast both League Championship Series and the World Series. ESPN Deportes Radio commentators Eduardo Ortega, Renato Bermudez, Jose Francisco Rivera, Enrique Rojas, Pedro Garcia and Cristian Fermin Moreno will combine to describe the LCS action, while Ortega, Bermudez, Rivera and Rojas will call the World Series.
Baseball Tonight, SportsCenter & ESPN.com
ESPN will provide around-the-clock coverage of the 2012 MLB postseason across additional platforms, including Baseball Tonight, SportsCenter, ESPN.com and WatchESPN. MLB commentators appearing across platforms include Francona, Hershiser, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Nomar Garciaparra, Karl Ravech, Boone, Sutcliffe, Mark Mulder, Jose Cruz, Jr., Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian, Pedro Gomez, Jayson Stark, Jerry Crasnick, Jim Caple, Jim Bowden and more.
- Baseball Tonight: featuring breaking news, extensive highlights, exclusive interviews and analysis from ESPN’s deep roster of MLB commentators during the postseason.
- SportsCenter: in-depth coverage of the 2012 MLB postseason, including game highlights, on-location reports from game sites, manager and player interviews, and appearances by ESPN MLB commentators throughout the day.
- ESPN.com: new-look MLB postseason page with scoreboard design, special series pages, onsite reporters, live chats, Baseball Tonight video analysis, expert predictions, scouting reports, stats and info reports, Twitter feeds, and photo galleries. In addition, special features will include The Josh Hamilton Paradox, Moment in Time (Sid Bream’s slide in 1992), Second Guessing and more.
MLB postseason coverage on Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter is also available on WatchESPN.
There you have it.