FOX SPORTS ROLLS INTO ITS 24TH WORLD SERIES
Buck Ties McCarver for Most Appearances in World Series Booth
Rodriguez, Ortiz, Thomas and Burkhardt
Anchor FOX Sports' Studio Coverage of the 117th Fall Classic
FOX Sports Digital Content Expands,
Includes Ben Verlander On-Location and Live In-Stadium Postgame Show
LOS ANGELES - The Fall Classic returns with FOX Sports taking center stage as it broadcasts its 24th World Series. The action begins Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 8:00 PM ET on FOX and FOX Deportes as the Atlanta Braves take on the Houston Astros. Emmy Award winner Joe Buck heads to the booth for the 22nd consecutive time and 24th overall, tying him with Tim McCarver for the most World Series network television appearances of all-time.
Buck is joined by Hall-of-Famer, World Series champ and fellow Emmy winner John Smoltz, as Emmy Award-winning writers Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci report from the field.
"I worked with Tim for 18 years," Buck said. "In 1996 he gave me instant credibility at 27 years old on a national stage when I was not yet deserving of it. I became a first-time dad that same year. I truly became a man both on and off the air during my time with him and I am forever indebted for his guidance during that time on both counts. We remain dear friends to this day, and not a game goes by in October that I don't think of him."
Host Kevin Burkhardt anchors the FOX Sports on-site studio pregame and postgame desk for the Emmy Award-winning team that includes Hall of Famer Frank Thomas and World Series champions Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz, who was named World Series MVP in 2013.
The entire World Series is available in 4K HDR through the FOX NOW and FOX Sports apps to subscribers of most pay TV providers. FOX Sports 4K also is available from select partners including Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, Optimum, Cox Contour TV, Fubo TV, YouTube TV, and others (check local listings).
The leader in Spanish-language MLB coverage for more than two decades, FOX Deportes celebrates its 25th anniversary during the 117th World Series. The network's unparalleled roster is led by veteran play-by-play announcer Adrian Garcia Marquez alongside analyst and former MLB infielder Edgar Gonzalez and analyst/reporter Carlos Alvarez.
FOX SPORTS DIGITAL
FOX Sports' digital and social platforms continue to deliver top-notch online content from the MLB Postseason and World Series on FOX. The FOX Sports App, FOXSports.com and @MLBonFOX social platforms offer unparalleled access to the network's star-studded lineup of broadcasters, plus game highlights, betting content and more.
FOX Sports' original digital franchise FLIPPIN' BATS PODCAST WITH BEN VERLANDER hits the road for each game of the World Series to capture the sights and sounds of the Fall Classic with on-location features, stories and interviews. Following the conclusion of each game, Verlander hosts a live Postgame Show presented by Taco Bell from within the stadium for immediate reaction.
Engaging opinion, perspective, analysis and storytelling will be provided daily by FOX Sports Digital's all-star editorial crew of Pedro Moura, Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman, all of whom can be found on FOXSports.com and in the FOX Sports App, where you can "follow" each personality to receive their extensive coverage via mobile alerts.
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About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports' digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports' portfolio are FOX's interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Sports Super 6 free-to-play game, and a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.