List of Major League Baseball on TBS broadcasters

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2000s

2007 personalities

TBS disclosed its initial roster of postseason announcers on September 21, 2007.[1]

Play-by-play

Color commentators

Field reporters

Studio anchors

Studio analysts

2007 playoffs

On January 28, 2007, TBS' executive producer Jeff Behnke[9] said that Chip Caray "is definitely going to be TBS' lead play-by-play announcer for division series and LCS games."[10] Indeed, TBS announced in April 2007 that Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who has experience in broadcasting with ESPN and the San Diego Padres, would join Caray in the booth.[11]

Veteran Braves play-by-play man Skip Caray, Chip's father was vocal about not being part of the coverage in comments he made to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.[12]

TBS' studio team was Inside the NBA host Ernie Johnson, Jr. along with the other member of the 2007 Baseball Hall of Fame class, Cal Ripken, Jr.[11] On September 24, it was announced that the studio show would also include Frank Thomas, who played for the Toronto Blue Jays during the season. Thomas and other active players such as Curtis Granderson and John Smoltz made guest appearances during the playoffs. The studio coverage is titled Inside MLB.

2008 personalities

In the 2008 season, Chip Caray has been joined by Ron Darling and Buck Martinez as the lead broadcast crew for Sunday games on TBS.[13] Darling and Martinez have taken turns as analysts.

Marc Fein, who was the last TBS Braves Baseball studio host, has the same duties here, providing updates throughout the day from other MLB games. Johnson also hosts from time-to-time.

TBS disclosed its initial roster of postseason announcers on September 18, 2008.[14]

Play-by-play

Color commentators

Field reporters

Studio anchors

Studio analysts

2009 personalities

Play-by-play

Color commentators

Field reporters

Studio anchors

Studio analysts

2010s

2010 personalities

Play-by-play

Color commentators

Field reporters

Studio anchors

Studio analysts

2011 personalities

Play-by-play

Color commentators

Field reporters

Studio anchors

Studio analysts

2012 personalities

Play-by-play

Color commentators

Field reporters

Studio anchors

Studio analysts

2013 personalities

Play-by-play

Color commentators

Field reporters

Studio anchors

Studio analysts

2014 personalities

Play-by-play

Color commentators

Field reporters

Studio anchors

Studio analysts

2015 personalities

Play-by-play

Color commentators

Field reporters

Studio anchors

Studio analysts

2016 personalities

Play-by-play

Color commentators

Field reporters

Studio anchors

Studio analysts

2017 personalities

Play-by-play

Color commentators

Field reporters

Studio anchors

Studio analysts

2018 personalities

Play-by-play

Color commentators

Field reporters

Studio anchors

Studio analysts

Announcing teams

Major League Baseball on TBS announcing teams[5][17][18]
Season Event Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Field reporter(s) LDS LCS
2007 2007 MLB Playoffs Chip Caray Tony Gwynn and Bob Brenly Craig Sager Cleveland vs. New York NLCS: Arizona vs. Colorado
Dick Stockton Ron Darling Marc Fein Arizona vs. Chicago n/a
Ted Robinson Steve Stone José Mota Boston vs. Los Angeles n/a
Don Orsillo Joe Simpson David Aldridge Philadelphia vs. Colorado n/a
2008 2008 MLB Playoffs Chip Caray Buck Martinez (Entire series and ALCS) Craig Sager Los Angeles vs. Boston ALCS: Tampa Bay vs. Boston
Ron Darling (Game 4 and entire ALCS)
Dick Stockton Ron Darling and Tony Gwynn Tom Verducci Chicago vs. Los Angeles n/a
Don Orsillo Harold Reynolds Marc Fein Tampa Bay vs. Chicago n/a
Brian Anderson Joe Simpson and John Smoltz David Aldridge Philadelphia vs. Milwaukee n/a
2009 2009 MLB Playoffs Chip Caray Ron Darling (Entire series and NLCS) Craig Sager New York vs. Minnesota NLCS: Los Angeles vs. Philadelphia
Buck Martinez (Entire NLCS)
Don Orsillo Buck Martinez Marc Fein Los Angeles vs. Boston n/a
Dick Stockton Bob Brenly Tom Verducci Los Angeles vs. St. Louis n/a
Brian Anderson Joe Simpson David Aldridge Philadelphia vs. Colorado n/a
2010 2010 MLB Playoffs Ernie Johnson Jr. Ron Darling and John Smoltz Craig Sager Minnesota vs. New York ALCS: Texas vs. New York
Brian Anderson Joe Simpson David Aldridge Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati n/a
Dick Stockton Bob Brenly Tom Verducci San Francisco vs. Atlanta n/a
Don Orsillo Buck Martinez (Entire Series) Marc Fein Tampa Bay vs. Texas n/a
Ron Darling (Game 5)
2011 2011 MLB Playoffs Brian Anderson Ron Darling and John Smoltz Tom Verducci (ALDS) New York vs. Detroit NLCS: Milwaukee vs. St. Louis
Craig Sager (NLCS)
Dick Stockton Bob Brenly (Game 1-4) Craig Sager Philadelphia vs. St. Louis n/a
Ron Darling and John Smoltz (Game 5)
Don Orsillo Buck Martinez Jaime Maggio Texas vs. Tampa Bay n/a
Victor Rojas Joe Simpson Sam Ryan Milwaukee vs. Arizona n/a
2012 2012 MLB Playoffs Ernie Johnson Jr. John Smoltz and Cal Ripken Jr. (Wild Card Game and ALDS) Craig Sager New York vs. Baltimore ALCS: New York vs. Detroit
Ron Darling and John Smoltz (ALCS)
Brian Anderson Ron Darling and Joe Simpson Tom Verducci Cincinnati vs. San Francisco n/a
Dick Stockton Bob Brenly David Aldridge Washington vs. St. Louis n/a
Don Orsillo Buck Martinez Jaime Maggio Oakland vs. Detroit n/a
2013 2013 MLB Playoffs Ernie Johnson Jr. Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Jr. Craig Sager Atlanta vs. Los Angeles NLCS: St. Louis vs. Los Angeles
Brian Anderson John Smoltz and Joe Simpson Rachel Nichols Boston vs. Tampa Bay n/a
Dick Stockton Bob Brenly Matt Winer St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh n/a
Don Orsillo Dennis Eckersley and Buck Martinez David Aldridge Oakland vs. Detroit n/a
2014 2014 MLB Playoffs Ernie Johnson Jr. Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Jr. Matt Winer Los Angeles vs. Kansas City ALCS: Baltimore vs. Kansas City
Brian Anderson Dennis Eckersley and Joe Simpson Jaime Maggio Baltimore vs. Detroit n/a
2015 2015 MLB Playoffs Ernie Johnson Jr. Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Jr. Matt Winer (Wild Card Game and NLCS) Los Angeles vs. New York NLCS: New York vs. Chicago
Sam Ryan (NLDS and NLCS)
Brian Anderson Dennis Eckersley and Joe Simpson Matt Winer St. Louis vs. Chicago n/a
2016 2016 MLB Playoffs Ernie Johnson Jr. Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Jr. Sam Ryan Cleveland vs. Boston ALCS: Cleveland vs. Toronto
Brian Anderson Dennis Eckersley and Joe Simpson Matt Winer Texas vs. Toronto n/a
2017 2017 MLB Playoffs Ernie Johnson Jr. (Wild Card Game and NLDS) Ron Darling Sam Ryan Washington vs. Chicago NLCS: Los Angeles vs. Chicago
Brian Anderson (NLCS)
Brian Anderson Dennis Eckersley and Joe Simpson Lauren Shehadi Los Angeles vs. Arizona n/a
2018 2018 MLB Playoffs Brian Anderson Ron Darling and Dennis Eckersley (Wild Card Game) Lauren Shehadi Boston vs. New York ALCS: Boston vs. Houston
Ron Darling (ALDS and ALCS)
Don Orsillo Dennis Eckersley Hazel Mae Houston vs. Cleveland n/a

In 2007, Don Orsillo and Joe Simpson called the one game playoff between the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres to decide the National League wild card.[19] In 2008, Dick Stockton called the American Central tiebreaker game between the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins with Ron Darling, Harold Reynolds and field reporter Marc Fein. In 2009, Chip Caray, Ron Darling and field reporter Craig Sager called the one game playoff between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers for the American League Central title.

References

  1. ^ Hiestand, Michael (2007-09-21). "TBS getting its postseason roster in order". USA Today.
  2. ^ a b Mushnick, Phil (2007-10-08). "Forget What You See, Believe What You're Told". New York Post.
  3. ^ a b Sandomir, Richard (2007-10-09). "An Error-Plagued Game, but From the Broadcast Booth". New York Times.
  4. ^ Sandomir, Richard (2007-10-10). "Yes, There Is Crying in Baseball (and It's O.K.)". The New York Times.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Deitsch, Richard (2007-10-11). "TBS takes its shots". Sports Illustrated.
  6. ^ Hiestand, Michael (2007-10-11). "Sports talk thrives in many fashions". USA Today.
  7. ^ a b c Zulgad, Judd (2007-10-05). "Broadcast sports:TBS doing solid job in first at-bat". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on 2007-10-14.
  8. ^ a b c d e Jackson, Barry (2007-10-12). "TBS Baseball Coverage Has Produced Mixed Results". The Miami Herald. p. D9.
  9. ^ a b c d Sandomir, Richard (2007-10-05). "TBS Tries to Cover the Bases, but It Has Holes in the Lineup". The New York Times.
  10. ^ "THE BUSINESS OF SPORTS:Braves unveiling TV cast". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 2007-01-28. p. E2.
  11. ^ a b "Ripken, Gwynn to broadcast for TBS". Yahoo! Sports. 2007-04-05. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
  12. ^ "'Hurt' Caray off postseason team". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 2007-09-27. p. D1.
  13. ^ Cooper, Jon (2008-03-27). "Darling, Martinez join TBS team". MLB.com.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Molony, Jim (2008-09-18). "TBS unveils announcers for postseason". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-09-18.
  15. ^ Heistand, Michael (27 September 2011). "Family situation keeps TBS' Ernie Johnson from MLB playoffs". USA Today. Gannett Company. pp. C3. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  16. ^ "TBS' Ernie Johnson announces he won't cover the Major League Baseball playoffs due to blood clots in his legs". TMZ.com. October 1, 2018.
  17. ^ "TBS Names Booth Partners For MLB Division Series". Multichannel News. 2007-09-24.
  18. ^ Hiestand, Michael (2007-10-01). "TBS juggles broadcast teams after Mets disappear". USA Today.
  19. ^ http://www.ajc.com/wireless/content/sports/braves/stories/2006/12/20/1221bravestv.html

External links

  • Fang's Bites: TBS Announces 2010 MLB Postseason Roster
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