List of Major League Baseball Wild Card Game broadcasters

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The following is a list of the national television and radio networks and announcers who have covered the Major League Baseball Wild Card Games throughout the years. It does not include any announcers who may have appeared on local radio broadcasts produced by the participating teams.

Television[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Game Network Play-by-play Color commentators Field reporters
2018 AL TBS Brian Anderson Ron Darling and Dennis Eckersley Lauren Shehadi
NL ESPN Matt Vasgersian Jessica Mendoza and Alex Rodriguez Buster Olney
2017 AL ESPN Dan Shulman Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone Buster Olney
NL TBS Ernie Johnson Jr. Ron Darling Sam Ryan
2016 AL TBS Ernie Johnson Jr. Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Jr. Sam Ryan
NL ESPN Dan Shulman Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone Buster Olney
2015 AL ESPN Dan Shulman John Kruk and Jessica Mendoza Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian
NL TBS Ernie Johnson Jr. Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Jr. Matt Winer
2014 AL TBS[1] Ernie Johnson Jr. Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Jr. Matt Winer
NL ESPN[2] Dan Shulman John Kruk Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian
2013 AL TBS[3] Brian Anderson Joe Simpson and John Smoltz Rachel Nichols
NL TBS[3] Ernie Johnson Jr. Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Jr. Craig Sager
2012 AL TBS[4] Ernie Johnson Jr. John Smoltz and Cal Ripken Jr. Craig Sager
NL TBS[4] Brian Anderson Joe Simpson and Ron Darling Tom Verducci

Notes[edit]

Radio[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Game Network Play-by-play Color commentators
2018 AL ESPN Jon Sciambi Eduardo Pérez
NL ESPN Dan Shulman Chris Singleton
2017 AL ESPN Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
NL ESPN Adam Amin Eduardo Pérez
2016 AL ESPN Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
NL ESPN Dave O'Brien Jim Bowden
2015 AL ESPN Dave O'Brien Aaron Boone
NL ESPN Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
2014 AL ESPN[6] Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
NL ESPN[6] Dave O'Brien Aaron Boone
2013 AL ESPN[7] Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
NL ESPN[7] Dan Shulman Orel Hershiser
2012 AL ESPN[8] Dan Shulman Orel Hershiser
NL ESPN[8] Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TBS to be Exclusive Home of the American League Throughout 2014 Postseason Beginning with A.L. Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. ET". pressroom.turner.com. September 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Cafardo, Ben (September 11, 2014). "ESPN to Exclusively Televise MLB NL Wild Card Game Oct. 1". espnmediazone.com.
  3. ^ a b "TBS Announces Commentator Assignments for 2013 MLB Wild Card Games". thefutoncritic.com. September 30, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Zurawik, David (October 4, 2012). "Cal Ripken will be in TBS booth for Orioles wild-card game Friday". The Baltimore Sun.
  5. ^ Bucholtz, Andrew (October 3, 2018). "ESPN2's NL Wild Card game Statcast broadcast drew rave reviews, especially compared to ESPN's regular telecast". awfulannouncing.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Chozet, Tara (September 29, 2014). "ESPN Radio to Present the 2014 MLB Wild Card Games and League Division Series". espnmediazone.com.
  7. ^ a b "ESPN Radio's Coverage of the MLB Wild Card and Division Playoffs". sportsmediajournal.wordpress.com. September 30, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "ESPN Radio to Nationally Broadcast Every 2012 Postseason Game". thefutoncritic.com. October 4, 2012.