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The following is a list of the television and radio networks and announcers who have covered the American League Division Series throughout the years.

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Television

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2000s

2009

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
New York Yankees/Minnesota Twins TBS:HD
Chip Caray Ron Darling
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/Boston Red Sox TBS:HD
Don Orsillo Buck Martinez

2008

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Boston Red Sox/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim TBS:HD
Chip Caray Buck Martinez and Ron Darling (Game 4)
Chicago White Sox/Tampa Bay Rays TBS:HD
Don Orsillo Harold Reynolds

2007

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Cleveland Indians/New York Yankees TBS:HD
Chip Caray Tony Gwynn and Bob Brenly
Boston Red Sox/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim TBS:HD
Ted Robinson Steve Stone
Notes
  • Turner Sports provided a provisional plan in which if a League Division Series game televised on TBS ran into the start of the next LDS game scheduled to air on TBS, then TNT would provide supplementary coverage of the latter games' early moments. To be more specific, all games in the Division Series round were presented back-to-back, with each game scheduled for a 3½-hour window. If a game exceeded this window, the first pitch of the next game would be switched to TNT. If a game ended within 3½ hours, the studio team would return for interstitial programming.[1]

2006

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Detroit Tigers/New York Yankees Fox:HD (Games 1, 4)
ESPN:HD (Games 2, 3)
Joe Buck (Game 1)
Jon Miller (Games 2, 3)
Josh Lewin (Game 4)
Tim McCarver (Game 1)
Joe Morgan (Games 2, 3) and Ernie Harwell (Game 3)
Steve Lyons (Game 4)
Oakland Athletics/Minnesota Twins ESPN:HD Jon Miller (Game 1)
Dave O'Brien (Games 2, 3)
Joe Morgan (Game 1)
Rick Sutcliffe and Eric Karros (Games 2, 3)
Notes

2005

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Chicago White Sox/Boston Red Sox ESPN:HD (Games 1, 2)
ESPN2:HD (Game 3)
Chris Berman Rick Sutcliffe and Mike Piazza
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/New York Yankees Fox:HD (Games 1, 4, 5)
ESPN:HD (Games 2, 3)
Joe Buck (Games 1, 5) and Thom Brennaman (Game 4)
Jon Miller (Games 2, 3)
Tim McCarver (Games 1, 4, 5)
Joe Morgan (Games 2, 3)

2004

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Boston Red Sox/Anaheim Angels ESPN Chris Berman Rick Sutcliffe and Tony Gwynn
New York Yankees/Minnesota Twins Fox (Games 1, 4)
ESPN (Games 2, 3)
Joe Buck (Game 1)
Jon Miller (Games 2, 3)
Josh Lewin (Game 4)
Tim McCarver (Game 1)
Joe Morgan (Games 2, 3)
Steve Lyons (Game 4)

2003

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
New York Yankees/Minnesota Twins ESPN (Games 1, 3, 4)
Fox (Game 2)
Jon Miller (Game 1)
Joe Buck (Game 2)
Gary Thorne (Games 3, 4)
Joe Morgan (Game 1)
Tim McCarver (Game 2)
Jeff Brantley and David Justice (Games 3, 4)
Boston Red Sox/Oakland Athletics ESPN (Games 1, 4)
ESPN2 (Games 2, 3)
Fox (Game 5)
Dave O'Brien (Game 1)
Jon Miller (Games 2, 3, 4)
Thom Brennaman (Game 5)
Jeff Brantley (Game 1)
Joe Morgan (Games 2, 3, 4)
Steve Lyons (Game 5)

2002

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color Commentator(s)
Anaheim Angles/New York Yankees Fox (Games 1, 2, 4)
ABC Family
Joe Buck (Games 1, 2)
Jon Miller (Game 3)
Thom Brennaman (Game 4)
Tim McCarver (Games 1, 2, 4)
Joe Morgan (Game 3)
Minnesota Twins/Oakland Athletics ABC Family
ESPN2 (Game 2)
Jon Miller (Games 1, 2, 5)
Dave O'Brien (Games 3, 4)
Joe Morgan (Games 1, 2, 5)
Tony Gwynn (Games 3, 4) and Rick Sutcliffe (Games 3, 4)
Notes
  • ABC Family's coverage of the 2002 Division Series was produced by ESPN. The reason that games were on ABC Family instead of ESPN was because The Walt Disney Company (ESPN's parent company) bought Fox Family from News Corporation. The ABC Family/ESPN inherited Division Series package was included in Fox's then exclusive television contract with Major League Baseball (initiated in 2001). ABC Family had no other choice but to fulfill the contract handed to them. The only usage of the ABC Family "bug" was for a ten second period when returning from a commercial break (in the lower right corner of the screen). Game 2 (played on October 2) of the Minnesota/Oakland series in 2002 started on ESPN2 because the San Francisco-Atlanta game (which started at 1 p.m. Eastern Time) ran over the three hour time window. The game was eventually switched back to ABC Family once the early game ended.

2001

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
New York Yankees/Oakland Athletics[2] Fox Joe Buck (Games 1, 2)
Thom Brennaman (Games 3, 4, 5)
Tim McCarver (Games 1, 2)
Steve Lyons (Games 3, 4, 5)
Seattle Mariners/Cleveland Indians Fox (Games 1, 3, 5)
Fox Family (Games 2, 4)
Josh Lewin Rex Hudler

2000

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
New York Yankees/Oakland Athletics NBC (Games 1, 3, 4)/Pax (Game 1)
Fox (Games 2, 5)
Skip Caray (Games 1, 3, 4)
Joe Buck (Game 2)
Thom Brennaman (Game 5)
Joe Morgan (Games 1, 3, 4)
Tim McCarver (Game 2)
Bob Brenly (Game 5)
Seattle Mariners/Chicago White Sox ESPN Chris Berman Rick Sutcliffe
Notes

1990s

1999

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
New York Yankees/Texas Rangers NBC (Games 1, 3)
Fox (Game 2)
Bob Costas (Games 1, 3)
Thom Brennaman (Game 2)
Joe Morgan (Games 1, 3)
Bob Brenly (Game 2)
Boston Red Sox/Cleveland Indians[3] Fox (Games 1, 3, 4, 5)
ESPN (Game 2)
Joe Buck (Games 1, 5)
Jon Miller (Game 2)
Thom Brennaman (Games 3, 4)
Tim McCarver (Games 1, 5)
Joe Morgan (Game 2)
Bob Brenly (Games 3, 4, 5)

1998

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
New York Yankees/Texas Rangers Fox (Game 1)
NBC (Games 2, 3)
Joe Buck (Game 1)
Bob Costas (Games 2, 3)
Tim McCarver and Bob Brenly (Game 1)
Joe Morgan
Cleveland Indians/Boston Red Sox ESPN (Games 1, 2, 3)
Fox
Chris Berman (Games 1, 2, 3)
Joe Buck (Game 4)
Ray Knight (Games 1, 2, 3)
Tim McCarver

1997

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Cleveland Indians/New York Yankees Fox (Games 1, 2, 4, 5)
NBC (Game 3)
Joe Buck (Games 1, 2, 4, 5)
Bob Costas (Game 3)
Tim McCarver and Bob Brenly (Games 1, 2, 4, 5)
Bob Uecker and Joe Morgan
Baltimore Orioles/Seattle Mariners NBC (Game 1)
ESPN (Games 2, 4)
Fox (Game 3)
Bob Costas (Game 1)
Jon Miller (Games 2, 4)
Joe Buck (Game 3)
Bob Uecker (Game 1) and Joe Morgan (Games 1, 2, 4)
Tim McCarver and Bob Brenly (Game 3)

1996

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color Commentator(s)
New York Yankees/Texas Rangers[4] NBC (Games 1, 3)
Fox (Game 2)
ESPN (Game 4)
Bob Costas (Games 1, 3)
Thom Brennaman (Game 2)
Jon Miller (Game 4)
Bob Uecker and Joe Morgan (Games 1, 3)
Bob Brenly (Game 2)
Dave Campbell (Game 4)
Baltimore Orioles/Cleveland Indians ESPN (Games 1, 2, 3) and ESPN2 (Game 4) Jon Miller (Games 1, 2)
Chris Berman (Games 3, 4)
Dave Campbell (Game 1) and Kirby Puckett (Game 1)
Joe Morgan (Game 2)
Buck Martinez (Games 3, 4)
Notes
  • From 1996-2000, NBC aired LDS games on Tuesday/Friday/Saturday nights. Fox aired LDS games on Wednesday/Thursday nights, Saturdays in the late afternoon, plus Sunday/Monday nights (if necessary). Meanwhile, ESPN carried many afternoon LDS contests. At this point, all playoff games were nationally televised (mostly in unopposed timeslots).

1995

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Seattle Mariners/New York Yankees[5][6] NBC (Games 1, 2)
ABC (Games 3, 4, 5)
Gary Thorne (Games 1, 2)
Brent Musburger (Games 3, 4, 5)
Tommy Hutton (Games 1, 2)
Jim Kaat (Games 3, 4, 5)
Cleveland Indians/Boston Red Sox NBC (Games 1, 2)
ABC (Game 3)
Bob Costas (Games 1, 2)
Steve Zabriskie (Game 3)
Bob Uecker (Games 1, 2)
Tommy Hutton (Game 3)
Notes
  • 1995 marked the only year of postseason coverage provided by "The Baseball Network", which was a revenue sharing joint venture between Major League Baseball, ABC and NBC. "The Baseball Network" was also scheduled to cover the Division Series in 1994, but plans were scrapped when a strike caused the postseason to be canceled. All games in the first two rounds (including the League Championship Series) were scheduled in the same time slot for regional telecasts. Initially, under the alternating six year plan, ABC would cover the Division Series in even numbered years (as well as the World Series in even numbered years) while NBC would cover the Division Series in odd numbered years (in even numbered years, they would get the rights to the All-Star Game and League Championship Series).

1980s

1981

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Oakland Athletics/Kansas City Royals ABC Al Michaels Bob Uecker and Jim Palmer
New York Yankees/Milwaukee Brewers ABC Keith Jackson (Games 1, 2, 3, 5)
Don Drysdale (Game 4)
Don Drysdale and Howard Cosell
Notes

Radio

2000s

2009

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
New York Yankees/Minnesota Twins ESPN Jon Miller Steve Phillips
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/Boston Red Sox ESPN Dan Shulman Dave Campbell

2008

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Boston Red Sox/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ESPN Dan Shulman Dave Campbell
Chicago White Sox/Tampa Bay Rays ESPN Gary Thorne Chris Singleton

2007

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Cleveland Indians/New York Yankees ESPN Jon Miller Dusty Baker
Boston Red Sox/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ESPN Dan Shulman Dave Campbell

2006

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Detroit Tigers/New York Yankees ESPN Jon Sciambi Buck Martinez
Oakland Athletics/Minnesota Twins ESPN Gary Thorne Steve Stone

2005

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Chicago White Sox/Boston Red Sox ESPN Jon Sciambi Buck Martinez
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/New York Yankees ESPN Dan Shulman Dave Campbell

2004

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Boston Red Sox/Anaheim Angels ESPN John Rooney Buck Martinez
New York Yankees/Minnesota Twins ESPN Dan Shulman Dave Campbell

2003

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
New York Yankees/Minnesota Twins ESPN Dan Shulman Dave Campbell
Boston Red Sox/Oakland Athletics ESPN John Rooney Buck Martinez

2002

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color Commentator(s)
Anaheim Angles/New York Yankees ESPN Dan Shulman Dave Campbell
Minnesota Twins/Oakland Athletics ESPN John Rooney Buck Martinez

2001

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
New York Yankees/Oakland Athletics ESPN
Seattle Mariners/Cleveland Indians ESPN

2000

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
New York Yankees/Oakland Athletics ESPN
Seattle Mariners/Chicago White Sox ESPN

1990s

1999

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
New York Yankees/Texas Rangers ESPN
Boston Red Sox/Cleveland Indians ESPN Ernie Harwell

1998

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
New York Yankees/Texas Rangers ESPN Dan Shulman Buck Martinez
Cleveland Indians/Boston Red Sox ESPN

1997

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Cleveland Indians/New York Yankees CBS Ernie Harwell Jeff Torborg
Baltimore Orioles/Seattle Mariners CBS

1996

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color Commentator(s)
New York Yankees/Texas Rangers CBS Gary Cohen Jim Hunter
Baltimore Orioles/Cleveland Indians CBS Ernie Harwell Rick Cerone

1995

Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
Seattle Mariners/New York Yankees CBS Ernie Harwell Al Downing
Cleveland Indians/Boston Red Sox CBS John Rooney Jeff Torborg

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