Veteran sportscaster Joe Davis has been tapped to be the chief play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports’ Major League Baseball coverage.
Davis will team up with Hall of Famer and John Smaltz at the network’s lead booth. He has succeeded longtime Fox broadcaster Joe Buck, who left the network with Troy Icon last month to join ESPN coverage. Monday night football.
Davis and Smoltz, along with reporters Tom Verducci and Ken Rosenthal, will cover sports including the 2022 MLB All-Star Game, the Field of Dreams game in MLB and the 25th Fall Classic of MLB Postseason. Davis’ first appearance at the booth is set for Saturday, May 28 at Fox.
Brad Jagger, President of Production / Operations and Executive Producer, said: “As an integral part of our coverage over the last several years, his move to the biggest stage of baseball is a natural fit and we can’t be more excited to have him as MLB’s new voice on Fox.”
Davis was tapped in 2017 to inherit the Los Angeles Dodgers legend Voice Vine School, and he will continue his role in the local Dodgers telecast on Sportsnet LA.
“If you asked me what I wanted to do when I was 10, I would call you ‘Call the World Series.’ So when I say it’s a dream-reality, I really mean it, “Davis said.” One of the best things about this is the team I can work with. Got an explosion to create such a comfort.He, Kenny and Tom and our producer Pete Macheska and director Matt Gangel are all superstars – the best in what they do ৷ they’ve welcomed me for so many years because I’ve worked harder with their group. It’s about the people who are with you, and I’m really lucky. “
Davis joined Fox Sports in 2014 as a play-by-play announcer for the network’s MLB, college football and college basketball coverage. He has been in the booth of the Fox Sports Division series coverage since 2017 and called for a championship series game alongside Smoltz in the 2019 and 2020 MLB post seasons, respectively.
“Previously working with Joe, our chemistry in the booth is already well underway and I look forward to our partnership over the next few years,” Smoltz said. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the best at Joe Buck’s Fox Sports, and I’m fortunate to be able to continue with another exceptionally talented ‘Joe’ from Joe Davis.”