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

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Television

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2000s

2009

Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators Field reporters
Los Angeles Dodgers/St. Louis Cardinals TBS
Brian Anderson Joe Simpson David Aldridge
Philadelphia Phillies/Colorado Rockies TBS
Dick Stockton Bob Brenly Tom Verducci

2008

Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
Chicago Cubs/Los Angeles Dodgers TBS
Dick Stockton Ron Darling and Tony Gwynn
Milwaukee Brewers/Philadelphia Phillies TBS
Brian Anderson Joe Simpson and John Smoltz

2007

Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
Chicago Cubs/Arizona Diamondbacks TBS
Dick Stockton Ron Darling
Philadelphia Phillies/Colorado Rockies TBS
Don Orsillo Joe Simpson
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 Play-by-play Color commentators
Los Angeles Dodgers/New York Mets ESPN (Game 1)
Fox (Games 2, 3)
Gary Thorne (Game 1)
Thom Brennaman (Games 2, 3)
Joe Morgan and Steve Phillips (Game 1)
Steve Lyons (Game 2)
Tim McCarver (Game 3)
St. Louis Cardinals/San Diego Padres ESPN (Games 1, 2)
ESPN2 (Game 3)
Fox (Game 4)
Chris Berman (Games 1, 2)
Jon Miller (Game 3)
Thom Brennaman (Game 4)
Orel Hershiser (Games 1, 2)
Joe Morgan (Game 3)
Tim McCarver (Game 4)
Notes
  • Joe Morgan left Game 1 of the Dodgers-Mets series after six innings in order to call Game 2 of the Tigers-Yankees game that same night (October 4). However, the latter game was ultimately rained out.

2005

Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
St. Louis Cardinals/San Diego Padres ESPN (Games 1, 3)
ESPN2 (Game 2)
Jon Miller (Games 1, 3)
Dave O'Brien (Game 2)
Joe Morgan (Games 1, 3)
Steve Phillips and Eric Karros (Game 2)
Houston Astros/Atlanta Braves ESPN (Games 1, 4)
Fox (Games 2, 3)
Dave O'Brien (Games 1, 4)
Thom Brennaman (Game 2) and Josh Lewin (Game 3)
Steve Phillips and Eric Karros (Game 1) and Rick Sutcliffe (Game 4)
Steve Lyons (Games 2, 3)

2004

Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
St. Louis Cardinals/Los Angeles Dodgers ESPN (Game 1)
Fox (Games 2, 3, 4)
Jon Miller (Game 1)
Joe Buck (Game 2) and Thom Brennaman (Games 3, 4)
Joe Morgan (Game 1)
Tim McCarver (Games 2, 3, 4)
Houston Astros/Atlanta Braves ESPN (Games 1, 2, 4)
ESPN2 (Game 3)
Fox (Game 5)
Dave O'Brien (Games 1, 2, 3)
Jon Miller (Game 4)
Josh Lewin (Game 5)
Jeff Brantley and David Justice (Games 1, 2, 3)
Joe Morgan (Game 4)
Steve Lyons (Game 5)

2003

Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
Florida Marlins/San Francisco Giants ESPN (Games 1, 2)
ESPN2 (Games 3, 4)
Chris Berman (Games 1, 2, 3)
Dave O'Brien (Game 4)
Rick Sutcliffe and Tony Gwynn
Chicago Cubs/Atlanta Braves[2] Fox (Games 1, 4, 5)
ESPN (Games 2, 3)
Thom Brennaman (Games 1, 4, 5)
Jon Miller (Games 2, 3)
Steve Lyons (Games 1, 4) and Tim McCarver (Game 5)
Joe Morgan (Games 2, 3)

2002

Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
San Francisco Giants/Atlanta Braves ABC Family (Game 1)
Fox (Games 2, 4)
FX (Game 3)
Dave O'Brien (Game 1)
Thom Brennaman (Games 2, 4) and Josh Lewin (Game 3) Joe Buck (Game 5)
Tony Gwynn (Game 1)
Steve Lyons (Games 2, 3, 4)
Tim McCarver (Game 5)
St. Louis Cardinals/Arizona Diamondbacks ABC Family Chris Berman (Games 1, 2)
Jon Miller (Game 3)
Rick Sutcliffe (Games 1, 2)
Joe Morgan (Game 3)
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).

2001

Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
Arizona Diamondbacks/St. Louis Cardinals Fox Family (Games 1, 2, 3, 4)
Fox (Game 5)
Thom Brennaman (Games 1, 2)
Joe Buck (Games 3, 4, 5)
Steve Lyons (Games 1, 2)
Tim McCarver (Games 3, 4, 5)
Atlanta Braves/Houston Astros Fox Family (Games 1, 2)
Fox (Game 3)
Kenny Albert (Games 1, 2)
Mel Proctor (Game 3)
Rod Allen

2000

Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
New York Mets/San Francisco Giants ESPN (Games 1, 4)
Fox (Games 2, 3)
Jon Miller (Games 1, 4)
Thom Brennaman (Game 2)
Joe Buck (Game 3)
Joe Morgan (Games 1, 4)
Bob Brenly (Game 2)
Tim McCarver (Game 3)
St. Louis Cardinals/Atlanta Braves ESPN Jon Miller
Buck Martinez (Games 1, 3)
Joe Morgan (Game 2)

1990s

1999

Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
Atlanta Braves/Houston Astros ESPN Jon Miller Rick Sutcliffe (Games 1, 3, 4), Joe Morgan (Game 2)
New York Mets/Arizona Diamondbacks ESPN (Games 1, 2)
NBC (Game 3)
ESPN2 (Game 4)
Chris Berman (Games 1, 2, 4)
Bob Costas (Game 3)
Ray Knight (Games 1, 2, 4), Buck Martinez (Games 1, 2)
Joe Morgan (Game 3)

1998

Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
San Diego Padres/Houston Astros ESPN (Games 1, 2, 3)
Fox (Game 4)
Jon Miller (Games 1, 2, 3)
Thom Brennaman (Game 4)
Joe Morgan (Games 1, 2) and Joe Carter (Game 3)
Bob Brenly (Game 4)
Atlanta Braves/Chicago Cubs ESPN (Game 1)
Fox (Game 2)
NBC (Game 3)
Jon Miller (Game 1)
Thom Brennaman (Game 2)
Bob Costas (Game 3)
Joe Carter (Game 1)
Bob Brenly (Game 2)
Joe Morgan (Game 3)

1997

Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
Florida Marlins/San Francisco Giants ESPN (Games 1, 2)
NBC (Game 3)
Chris Berman (Games 1, 2)
Bob Costas (Game 3)
Ray Knight (Games 1, 2)
Bob Uecker and Joe Morgan (Game 3)
Atlanta Braves/Houston Astros ESPN Jon Miller Joe Morgan (Game 1) and Reggie Jackson (Games 2, 3)

1996

Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
St. Louis Cardinals/San Diego Padres[3] ESPN (Games 1, 2)
NBC (Game 3)
Chris Berman (Games 1, 2)
Bob Costas (Game 3)
Buck Martinez (Games 1, 2)
Bob Uecker and Joe Morgan (Game 3)
Atlanta Braves/Los Angeles Dodgers ESPN (Game 1)
Fox (Games 2, 3)
Chris Berman (Game 1)
Joe Buck (Games 2, 3)
Buck Martinez (Game 1)
Tim McCarver (Games 2, 3) and Bob Brenly (Game 3)
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 Play-by-play Color commentators
Atlanta Braves/Colorado Rockies[4] NBC (Games 1, 2)
ABC (Games 3, 4)
Pete Van Wieren (Games 1, 2, 3)
Al Michaels (Game 4)
Larry Dierker (Games 1, 2, 3)
Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver (Game 4)
Cincinnati Reds/Los Angeles Dodgers NBC (Games 1, 2)
ABC (Game 3)
Greg Gumbel (Games 1, 2)
Al Michaels
Joe Morgan (Games 1, 2)
Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver (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 Play-by-play Color commentators
Los Angeles Dodgers/Houston Astros[5] NBC Joe Garagiola Tony Kubek
Montreal Expos/Philadelphia Phillies NBC Dick Enberg Tom Seaver
Notes

References

  1. ^ DirecTV onscreen program guide, retrieved September 26, 2007
  2. ^ 2003 NLDS | Game 5
  3. ^ 1996 NLDS | Game 3
  4. ^ 1995 NLDS | Game 1
  5. ^ 1981 NL West Playoff | Game 1

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