FOX Sports Announces Coverage of Major League Baseball World Series
FOX Sports World Series
FOX Sports' exclusive coverage of Major League Baseball's 109th World Series begins Wednesday, Oct. 23, with Game 1 between the American League Champion Boston Red Sox and the National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals live from Fenway Park in Boston.
Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, MLB on FOX's Emmy Award-winning broadcast team, call their record 16th and final World Series together. Each broadcaster also sets individual benchmarks in World Series broadcasting with Buck calling the most Fall Classics by a play-by-play announcer and McCarver with his record-setting achievement of 24 Wolrd Series behind the microphone. Reporters Ken Rosenthal, who works his eighth World Series for FOX, and Erin Andrews, who works her second, are stationed in each team's dugout for in-game reports and postgame interviews. This year marks the network's 18th straight as the television home for postseason baseball, and the 2013 Fall Classic will be FOX's 14th consecutive and 16th overall.
World Series Champion catcher AJ Pierzynski, who joins FOX Sports postseason coverage for a third straight year, teams with Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds and Jimmy Rollins for every World Series pregame (7:30 PM ET) and postgame show on FOX, live from each game site.
FOX Sports 1, America's new national multi-sport channel, presents a special World Series edition of Fox Sports prior to weekday game coverage (Games 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7). Anchor Ryan Field, Pierzynski and Rollins offer special reports and up to the minute news from Fenway Park and Busch Stadium beginning at 7:00 PM ET. Following postgame coverage on FOX, Pierzynski and Rollins join Field live from the ballpark on FOX Sports Live with Gabe Kapler and Eric Karros offering more analysis from the FOX Sports 1 studios in Los Angeles.
Jon Paul Morosi teams with Rosenthal and Andrews to provide postgame interviews for Fox Sports Live and FOXSports.com. In addition, FOX Sports Midwest, the local home of Cardinals telecasts, also offers extensive coverage throughout the World Series including the CARDINALS LIVE postgame show.
As part of World Series coverage on FOX Sports Digital platforms, Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy participates in live interactive chats on FOXSports.com and Kapler hosts weekly FOX Sports Facebook Q&As with fans. Rosenthal and Morosi provide on-site analysis and features.
Reaching more than 20 million cable and satellite households in the country, FOX Deportes has all the bases covered for the 2013 World Series. Pablo Ansina and José Tolentino call the game action while John Laguna hosts studio coverage from Los Angeles. FOX Deportes hosts a special pregame show prior to World Series coverage, showcasing Boston and St. Louis' landmarks, culture and food and featuring special guests each night.
FOX Sports and Pearl Jam partner to for the soundtrack of this year's World Series. The deal includes all 12 tracks from the recently released "Lightning Bolt," plus 36 songs from the band's catalog to be used during opening teases, commercial bumpers and montages, as well as additional promotional inventory across FOX Sports, FOX Broadcasting Company and its cable networks.