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Template:Short description The following is a list of the national television and radio networks and announcers that have broadcast American League Championship Series games over the years. It does include any announcers who may have appeared on local broadcasts produced by the participating teams.

National Television

2020s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Field reporter(s) Pregame hosts Pregame analysts Trophy presentation
2021 Fox (Games 1–2) Joe Buck Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci, and John Smoltz Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci Kevin Burkhardt Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, and Frank Thomas Kevin Burkhardt
FS1 (Games 2–6)
2020 TBS[1] Brian Anderson Ron Darling and Jeff Francoeur Lauren Shehadi Ernie Johnson Jimmy Rollins, Pedro Martínez, and Curtis Granderson Lauren Shehadi

2010s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Field reporter(s) Pregame hosts Pregame analysts Trophy presentation
2019 Fox (Game 1) Joe Buck (Games 1–3, 5–6)
Joe Davis (Game 4)
John Smoltz Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci Kevin Burkhardt Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, and Frank Thomas Kevin Burkhardt
FS1 (Games 2–6)
2018 TBS Brian Anderson Ron Darling Lauren Shehadi Casey Stern Gary Sheffield, Pedro Martínez, and Jimmy Rollins Brian Anderson
2017 FS1 (Games 1, 3–7) Joe Buck Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci, and John Smoltz Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci Kevin Burkhardt Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Keith Hernandez, and Frank Thomas Tom Verducci
Fox (Game 2)
2016 TBS Ernie Johnson Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Sam Ryan Casey Stern Gary Sheffield, Pedro Martínez, and Jimmy Rollins Ernie Johnson
2015 Fox (Game 1) Joe Buck Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci Ken Rosenthal and Erin Andrews Kevin Burkhardt Raúl Ibañez (Games 1–5), Pete Rose, Frank Thomas, Max Scherzer, Alex Rodriguez (Games 3–6), and C. J. Nitkowski (Game 6) Erin Andrews
FS1 (Games 2–6)
2014 TBS[2] Ernie Johnson Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Matt Winer, Mike Bordick, and Steve Physioc Casey Stern Gary Sheffield and Pedro Martínez Ernie Johnson
2013 Fox Joe Buck Tim McCarver Ken Rosenthal and Erin Andrews Matt Vasgersian Harold Reynolds and Michael Cuddyer Erin Andrews
2012 TBS Ernie Johnson Ron Darling and John Smoltz Craig Sager Matt Winer David Wells, Cal Ripken, and Dennis Eckersley Matt Winer
2011 Fox Joe Buck Terry Francona (Games 1–2)
Tim McCarver (Games 3–6)
Ken Rosenthal Chris Rose Eric Karros and A. J. Pierzynski Chris Rose
2010 TBS[3] Ernie Johnson Ron Darling and John Smoltz Craig Sager Matt Winer David Wells, Cal Ripken, and Dennis Eckersley Matt Winer

Notes

  • 2011Terry Francona filled for Tim McCarver for the first two games of Fox's coverage during the ALCS because McCarver was recovering from a minor heart procedure.[4]
  • Beginning in 2014, when Fox Sports began a new television contract with Major League Baseball, FS1 airs 40 regular season MLB games (mostly on Saturdays), along with up to 15 post-season games (eight Divisional Series games and one best-of-7 League Championship Series). The deal resulted in a reduction of MLB coverage on the Fox network, which will air 12 regular season games, the All-Star Game, and the World Series.[5]
  • 2014Mike Bordick, a color analyst for the Orioles' regular-season telecasts, and Steve Physioc, a play-by-play man for the Royals' TV/radio broadcasts, were employed as field-level commentators for TBS' coverage along with Matt Winer.[6][7]
    • The start of Game 1 was delayed by four minutes due to floodlights from TBS' pre-game show set not being turned off in time.[8]
  • 2016Sportsnet, a property of Toronto Blue Jays owner Rogers Communications, aired all games in Canada using the TBS feeds.[9][10]
  • 2019Joe Davis called play-by-play for Game 4 due to Joe Buck calling Thursday Night Football for Fox.[11]

2000s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Field reporter(s) Pregame hosts Pregame analysts Trophy presentation
2009 Fox Joe Buck Tim McCarver Ken Rosenthal and Chris Myers (Games 1–5) Chris Rose Eric Karros and Mark Grace Kenny Albert
2008 TBS Chip Caray Ron Darling and Buck Martinez Craig Sager Ernie Johnson Harold Reynolds, Cal Ripken, and Dennis Eckersley Ernie Johnson
2007 Fox Joe Buck Tim McCarver Ken Rosenthal and Chris Myers Jeanne Zelasko Kevin Kennedy, Joe Girardi, Mark Grace, and Eric Karros Chris Myers
2006 Fox Thom Brennaman Lou Piniella
Steve Lyons (Games 1–3)
José Mota (Game 4)
Ken Rosenthal and Chris Myers Jeanne Zelasko Kevin Kennedy and A. J. Pierzynski Chris Myers
2005 Fox Joe Buck Tim McCarver and Lou Piniella, Bret Boone, or Al Leiter Chris Myers Jeanne Zelasko Kevin Kennedy Chris Myers
2004 Fox Joe Buck Tim McCarver and Bret Boone, Lou Piniella or Al Leiter Chris Myers Jeanne Zelasko Kevin Kennedy Kenny Albert
2003 Fox Joe Buck Tim McCarver and Bret Boone, Lou Piniella or Al Leiter Chris Myers Jeanne Zelasko Kevin Kennedy Kenny Albert
2002 Fox Thom Brennaman Steve Lyons Chris Myers Jeanne Zelasko Kevin Kennedy Jeanne Zelasko
2001 Fox Thom Brennaman (in Seattle)
Joe Buck (in New York)
Steve Lyons (in Seattle)
Tim McCarver (in New York)
Template:N/A Jeanne Zelasko Kevin Kennedy Jeanne Zelasko
2000 NBC[12] Bob Costas[13][14][15] Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Jim Gray and Jimmy Roberts Template:N/A Jim Gray

Notes

  • Game 6 of the 2000 ALCS is the last baseball game that NBC has televised to date.[15] In Houston, due to the coverage of the 2000 U.S. Presidential debates, KPRC-TV elected to carry NBC News' coverage of the debate while KNWS-TV carried NBC's final baseball game.
  • In Template:Baseball year, Game 5 of the NLCS and Game 4 of the ALCS were split between Fox and Fox Sports Net. This came off the heels of Fox airing an NFL doubleheader that particular day (October 21).
  • In Template:Baseball year, Game 1 of the NLCS and Game 2 of the ALCS were split between Fox and Fox Sports Net. The regional split was done in order for Fox to avoid televising a weekday afternoon game.
  • In Template:Baseball year, Game 1 of the ALCS and Game 2 of the NLCS were split between Fox and FX.
  • In Template:Baseball year, Game 1 of the NLCS and Game 2 of the ALCS were split between Fox and Fox Sports Net. Also in 2004, Game 5 of the ALCS ran way into the time slot of Game 5 of the NLCS. As a result, the first seven innings of the NLCS game were shown on FX.
  • In Template:Baseball year, Game 1 of the NLCS and Game 1 of the ALCS were split between Fox and FX.
  • Game 2 of the 2006 ALCS was originally intended to air on FX, but the NLCS game that night (originally intended to air on Fox) was rained out. FX showed the movie Any Given Sunday instead.
    • In Template:Baseball year, Fox fired Steve Lyons from their baseball coverage altogether following what they saw insensitive comments made about Hispanics during the Game 3 broadcast. During Game 3, Lyons' broadcast colleague Lou Piniella, who is of Spanish descent, made an analogy involving the luck of finding a wallet, and then briefly used a couple of Spanish phrases. Lyons responded by saying that Piniella was "hablaing Espanol" -- Spanglish for "speaking Spanish"—and added, "I still can't find my wallet. I don't understand him, and I don't want to sit close to him now."
  • On October 18, 2008, TBS missed most of the first inning of Game 6 of that year's American League Championship Series, with viewers getting a rerun of The Steve Harvey Show instead.[16] TBS picked up the game just prior to the last out in the bottom of the first, with announcer Chip Caray apologizing to viewers for "technical difficulties".
  • Although not an active field reporter during Fox's coverage of the 2009 ALCS, Kenny Albert still presided over the championship presentation and postgame interviews in the pennant winning New York Yankees' clubhouse.

1990s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Field reporter(s)
1999 Fox Joe Buck Tim McCarver and Bob Brenly
1998 NBC Bob Costas[17] Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Jim Gray
1997 Fox Joe Buck Tim McCarver and Bob Brenly
1996 NBC Bob Costas Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Jim Gray
1995 ABC (Games 1–2[18][19]) Brent Musburger Jim Kaat Jack Arute
NBC (Games 3[20]–6[21]) Bob Costas Bob Uecker Jim Gray
1993 CBS[22] Greg Gumbel[23] Jim Kaat Lesley Visser
1992 CBS Dick Stockton[24] Jim Kaat
Johnny Bench (Game 2)
Lesley Visser
1991 CBS Dick Stockton Jim Kaat[25] Jim Gray
1990 CBS Dick Stockton Jim Kaat Jim Gray

Notes

  • The Template:Baseball year postseason started on a Thursday, while World Series started on a Tuesday due to the brief lockout.
  • In Template:Baseball year, CBS didn't come on the air for baseball for weeknight LCS telecasts until 8:30 p.m. ET. Instead, they opted to show programming such as Rescue 911 at 8 p.m. rather than a baseball pregame show.[26]
  • Over the course of Game 2 of the 1992 ALCS, Jim Kaat was stricken with a bad case of laryngitis.[27] As a result, Johnny Bench had to come over from the CBS Radio booth and finish the game with Dick Stockton as a "relief analyst."[28] There was talk that if Kaat's laryngitis did not get better, Don Drysdale was going to replace Kaat on TV for the rest of ALCS while Bench continues to work on CBS Radio.
    • CBS' coverage of the 1992 LCS led to conflicts with the presidential debates that year.[29] CBS didn't cover one of the debates because Game 4 of the ALCS, went into extra innings. By the time it ended, the debate was almost over.
  • The 1994 American League Championship Series was planned to air on NBC. However, those plans were scrapped when a strike caused the entire postseason to be canceled.
  • The rather messy Template:Baseball year arrangement was courtesy of "The Baseball Network", which was Major League Baseball's in-house production facility. ABC and NBC (who essentially, distributed the telecasts rather than produce them by themselves like in the past) shared the same on-air graphics and even the microphone "flags" had the "Baseball Network" logo on it with the respective network logo. In addition, the first four games of both of the 1995 League Championship Series were regionally televised.[30][31]

1980s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1989 NBC Bob Costas[32] Tony Kubek
1988 ABC[33] Gary Bender[34] Joe Morgan and Reggie Jackson[35]
1987 NBC[36] Bob Costas[37] Tony Kubek
1986 ABC[38] Al Michaels[39][40] Jim Palmer
1985 NBC[41] Bob Costas[42] Tony Kubek[43]
1984 ABC Al Michaels Howard Cosell[44] and Jim Palmer
1983 NBC Bob Costas Tony Kubek
1982 ABC Keith Jackson Earl Weaver and Jim Palmer[45][46]
1981 NBC[47] Joe Garagiola Tony Kubek[48]
1980 ABC Al Michaels[49] Billy Martin and Jim Palmer

Notes

  • Template:Baseball year marked the last year that the local flagship television stations for the competing teams were allowed to produce their own League Championship Series broadcasts. Bill Macatee hosted the pregame shows with analyst Don Sutton for NBC.
  • Had the 1984 ALCS between the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals gone the full five games (the last year that the League Championship Series was a best-of-five series), Game 5 on Sunday October 7, would have been a 1 p.m. ET time start instead of being in prime time. This would have happened because one of the presidential debates between Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale was scheduled for that night. In return, ABC was going to broadcast the debates instead of a baseball game in prime time.
    • Al Trautwig[50] interviewed the Detroit Tigers from their clubhouse following their pennant clinching victory in Game 3.
  • Dick Enberg was in Toronto for Games 1 and 7[51] of the 1985 ALCS on NBC. Enberg hosted the pregame show alongside Rick Dempsey (who was still active with Baltimore at the time). Meanwhile, Bill Macatee provided a report on Game 2 of the ALCS during the pregame of the NLCS opener.
    • CTV[52] in Canada simulcast NBC's coverage (albeit with Canadian commercials) of the 1985 ALCS involving the Toronto Blue Jays. In 1985, many relied on cable and antennas. Therefore, carts of Canada not near the USA border couldn't pick up the American feeds, hence why these feeds were needed.
  • On October 15, Game 6 of the 1986 NLCS ran so long (lasting for 16 innings, 5 hours, and 29 minutes), it bumped up against the start time of Game 7 of the ALCS (also on ABC). In his last ever ABC assignment, Don Drysdale interviewed the winners in the Boston clubhouse following Game 7 of the 1986 ALCS.[53]
  • NBC used Don Sutton as a pre and postgame analyst for their 1987 LCS coverage.[54] Marv Albert went back-and-forth during both 1987 LCS. He hosted the pregame for Game 1 of the NLCS with Joe Morgan from St. Louis. He then went to Minnesota the next night to host the ALCS pregame with Don Sutton. Sutton also made an appearance in the booth during Game 3 of the ALCS. Sutton talked with Bob Costas and Tony Kubek about Twins pitcher Les Straker's borderline balk in that game. Sutton later interviewed Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson following their loss in Game 5.[55]
  • Then Texas Rangers manager Bobby Valentine worked as an on-the-field analyst for NBC's 1989 ALCS coverage.[56]
    • Jimmy Cefalo hosted the pregame show for Game 4 of the 1989 ALCS as Marv Albert was away on an NFL assignment for NBC.

1970s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1979 NBC Dick Enberg Tom Seaver and Sparky Anderson[57]
1978 ABC Keith Jackson Howard Cosell and Jim Palmer[58]
1977 NBC Jim Simpson (Game 1)
Dick Enberg (Game 2)
Joe Garagiola (in New York)
Maury Wills (Game 1)
Don Drysdale (Game 2)
Tony Kubek (in New York)
1976 ABC Bob Uecker (Game 1)
Keith Jackson (Games 2–5[59])
Howard Cosell[60] and Reggie Jackson
1975 NBC Curt Gowdy (in Boston[61])
Joe Garagiola (in Oakland)
Tony Kubek (in Boston)
Maury Wills (in Oakland)
1974 NBC Curt Gowdy (in Oakland)
Jim Simpson (in Baltimore)
Tony Kubek and Frank Robinson (in Oakland)
Maury Wills (in Baltimore)
1973 NBC Jim Simpson (Game 1)
Curt Gowdy (in Oakland)
Maury Wills (Game 1)
Tony Kubek (In Oakland)
1972 NBC Curt Gowdy (in Oakland)
Jim Simpson (in Detroit)
Tony Kubek (in Oakland)
Sandy Koufax (in Detroit)
1971 NBC Jim Simpson (Game 2)
Curt Gowdy (Game 3)
Sandy Koufax (Game 2)
Tony Kubek (Game 3)
1970 NBC Jim Simpson (in Minnesota)
Curt Gowdy (in Baltimore)
Sandy Koufax (in Minnesota)
Tony Kubek (in Baltimore)

Notes

  • In Template:Baseball year, NBC televised the second games of both League Championship Series on a regional basis. Some markets got the NLCS at 1 p.m. ET along with a 4 p.m. NFL game while other markets got the ALCS at 4 p.m. along with a 1 p.m. NFL game.
  • In Template:Baseball year, Game 1 of the ALCS was rained out on Saturday, October 2. Due to its NFL coverage, NBC did not televise[62] the rescheduled Game 1 the following day (they had only planned an NLCS telecast that day), but added a telecast of Game 2 on Monday, October 4 (which had been a scheduled travel day).
  • NBC did not air Game 2 of the 1973 ALCS.
  • Except for Game 1 in both series, all games in Template:Baseball year were regionally televised. Game 3 of both League Championship Series were aired in prime time, the first time such an occurrence happened.
  • Template:Baseball year marked the first time that all LCS games were televised nationally. Keith Jackson was unavailable to call Game 1 of the ALCS because he had just gotten finished calling an OklahomaTexas college football game for ABC. Thus, Bob Uecker filled-in for Jackson for Game 1. Uecker also took part in the postgame interviews for Game 5 of the 1976 ALCS, while Warner Wolf did an interview of George Brett in the Kansas City locker room.
  • In Template:Baseball year, Keith Jackson called an Oklahoma-Texas college football game for ABC on October 7, and then flew to New York, arriving just in time to call Game 4 of the ALCS that same night.[63]

1969

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator
1969 NBC Curt Gowdy (Game 1)
Jim Simpson (Game 3)
Tony Kubek (Game 1)
Sandy Koufax (Game 3)

Notes

  • In the early years of the League Championship Series,[64] NBC typically televised a doubleheader on the opening Saturday, followed by a single game on Sunday (because of NFL coverage). They then covered the weekday games with a 1.5 hour overlap,[65] joining the second game in progress when the first one ended. NBC usually swapped announcer crews after Game 2.
  • NBC did not air Game 2 of the 1969 ALCS.
  • From Template:Alcsy to Template:Alcsy, the Major League Baseball television contract allowed a local TV station in the market of each competing team to also carry the LCS games. So in 1969, for example, Orioles fans in Baltimore could choose to watch either the NBC telecast or Chuck Thompson, Bill O'Donnell and Jim Karvellas on WJZ-TV.

Surviving telecasts

For all of the League Championship Series telecasts spanning from 1969–1975, only Game 2 of the 1972 American League Championship Series (Oakland vs. Detroit) is known to exist. However, the copy on the trade circuit of Game 2 of the 1972 ALCS is missing the Bert CampanerisLerrin LaGrow brawl. There are some instances where the only brief glimpse of telecast footage of an early LCS game can be seen in a surviving newscast from that night. For instance, the last out of the 1973 National League Championship Series as described by Jim Simpson was played on that night's NBC Nightly News, but other than that, the entire game is gone. On the day the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles wrapped up their respective League Championship Series in 1969, a feature story on the CBS Evening News showed telecast clips of the ALCS game (there's no original sound, just voiceover narration). This is all that likely remains of anything from that third game of the OriolesTwins series. Simpson's call of the injury of Reggie Jackson during Game 5 of the 1972 ALCS is heard on the 1972 World Series film, as well as Curt Gowdy's call of the home run by Johnny Bench in Game 5 of the 1972 NLCS as well as Bob Moose throwing a wild pitch to pinch-hitter Hal McRae scoring George Foster with the winning run.[66]

While all telecasts of World Series games starting with 1975 are accounted for and exist, the LCS is still a spotty situation through the late 1970s:

  • 1976 ALCS – Only Game 5 from the ABC vault is known to exist.
  • 1976 NLCS – An off-air recording of Game 3, taped in the Portland market is the only game that is known to exist. Apparently, this copy which makes the trade circuit is the only extant version because a second-hand story says that the ABC vault copy has no sound.
  • 1977 – Major League Baseball has in the vault, Game 3 of the NLCS (from the Philadelphia Phillies' local NBC affiliate) and apparently has all of Game 4 of the NLCS. Also, both the WPIX and NBC versions of Game 5 of the ALCS (both of which are also out there in terms of off-air recordings) are known to exist. Earlier games of the NLCS and ALCS have not surfaced and may not exist in the vault. Clips of these games may be seen in highlight shows or programs such as Yankeeography. It is believed that incomplete tapes of the ALCS exist. It is possible these games are not shown in part because the audio quality is poor. A common method of getting around such deficiences would be to overlay a radio telecast or narration by a player or commentator where gaps exist.
  • 1978 – Trade collectors have all four games of the ALCS (the ABC version) but only Game 4 of the NLCS (again, the source copies are those taped by those at home).

Local television

As previously mentioned, from 1969 until 1983, the Major League Baseball television contract allowed a local TV station in the market of each competing team to also carry the LCS games.

1970s

Year Teams Local TV Play-by-play#1 Play-by-play#2 Play-by-play#3
1978 New YorkKansas City WPIX-TV Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White
KBMA-TV Steve Shannon
1977 New YorkKansas City WPIX-TV Phil Rizzuto Frank Messer Bill White
KBMA-TV Steve Shannon

National radio

From 1969–1975, there was no official national radio network coverage of the League Championship Series. NBC only had the national radio rights to the All-Star Game and World Series during this period. Instead, national coverage was provided by local team radio broadcasts being syndicated nationally over ad hoc networks.

2020s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator
2020 ESPN Dan Shulman Chris Singleton

2010s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator
2019 ESPN Dan Shulman Chris Singleton
2018 ESPN Jon Sciambi Jessica Mendoza
2017 ESPN Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
2016 ESPN Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
2015 ESPN Dan Shulman Aaron Boone
2014 ESPN Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
2013 ESPN Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
2012 ESPN Dan Shulman Orel Hershiser
2011 ESPN Dan Shulman Orel Hershiser
2010 ESPN Jon Miller Joe Morgan

2000s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator
2009 ESPN Jon Miller Joe Morgan
2008 ESPN Jon Miller Joe Morgan
2007 ESPN Jon Miller Joe Morgan
2006 ESPN Jon Miller Joe Morgan
2005 ESPN Jon Miller Joe Morgan
2004 ESPN Jon Miller Joe Morgan
2003 ESPN Jon Miller Joe Morgan
2002 ESPN Jon Miller Joe Morgan
2001 ESPN Jon Miller Joe Morgan
2000 ESPN Dan Shulman Buck Martinez

1990s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator
1999 ESPN Ernie Harwell[67] Rick Sutcliffe[68]
1998 ESPN Dan Shulman Buck Martinez
1997 CBS John Rooney Jeff Torborg
1996 CBS John Rooney Jeff Torborg
1995 CBS John Rooney Jeff Torborg
1993 CBS Jim Hunter Ernie Harwell[69]
1992 CBS Jim Hunter Johnny Bench
1991 CBS Jim Hunter Johnny Bench
1990 CBS Jim Hunter Johnny Bench

See also

1980s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator
1989 CBS Brent Musburger[70] Johnny Bench[71]
1988 CBS John Rooney[72][73] Johnny Bench
1987 CBS Brent Musburger[74] Bill White
1986 CBS Ernie Harwell Curt Gowdy[75]
1985 CBS Ernie Harwell Curt Gowdy
1984 CBS Bill White[76] Curt Gowdy
1983 CBS Ernie Harwell Curt Gowdy
1982 CBS Ernie Harwell Denny Matthews
1981 CBS Ernie Harwell Curt Gowdy[48]
1980 CBS Ernie Harwell Curt Gowdy

1970s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1979 CBS Ernie Harwell Bill White
1978 CBS Ernie Harwell Ned Martin[58]
1977 CBS Ernie Harwell Ned Martin
1976 CBS Ernie Harwell Ned Martin
1975 WHDH Ned Martin Jim Woods
KEEN Monte Moore Bob Waller
1974 Ad hoc Herb Carneal Dick Young (Game 3)
Jerome Holtzman (Game 4)
1973 WBAL Chuck Thompson Bill O'Donnell
KEEN Monte Moore Jim Woods and Bill Rigney
1972 WJR Ernie Harwell Gene Osborn
KEEN Monte Moore Jim Woods
1971 Ad hoc Ernie Harwell
1970 Ad hoc Ernie Harwell

Notes

  • 1972, 1973 and 1975 were years in which the participants' local broadcasts were syndicated.

1969

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators
1969 Robert Wold Radio Buddy Blattner Ernie Harwell

Local radio

From 1969 to present, with the exception of the period between 1969–1975, the non-National radio broadcasts of the American League Championship Series we're broadcast on the flagship station and the radio network of the teams participating in the American League Championship Series.

2010s

2000s

Year Teams Flagship station Play-by-play#1 Play-by-play#2 Play-by-play#3 Color commentator(s)
2009 New York (AL)Los Angeles (AL) WCBS-AM (New York (AL))
KLAA-AM (Los Angeles (AL)
John Sterling (WCBS) Terry Smith (KLAA) Suzyn Waldman (WCBS)
Rory Markas (KLAA)
2009 New York (AL)Los Angeles (AL) WCBS-AM (New York (AL))
KLAA-AM (Los Angeles (AL)
John Sterling (WCBS) Terry Smith (KLAA) Suzyn Waldman (WCBS)
Rory Markas (KLAA)
2002 AnaheimMinnesota KLAC (Anaheim)
WCCO–AM (Minnesota)
Rory Markas
Herb Carneal (Games 1–2)
John Gordon (Games 3–5)
Terry Smith
John Gordon (Games 1–2)
Dan Gladden (Games 3–5)
2002 AnaheimMinnesota KLAC (Anaheim)
WCCO–AM (Minnesota)
Rory Markas
Herb Carneal (Games 1–2)
John Gordon (Games 3–5)
Terry Smith
John Gordon (Games 1–2)
Dan Gladden (Games 3–5)
2000 New York (AL)Seattle WABC-AM (New York (AL))
KIRO-AM (Seattle)
John Sterling Michael Kay
2000 New York (AL)Seattle WABC-AM (New York (AL))
KIRO-AM (Seattle)
Dave Niehaus

1990s

Year Teams Flagship station Play-by-play#1 Play-by-play#2 Color commentators
1999 New York (AL)Boston WABC-AM (New York (AL))
WEEI-AM (Boston)
1998 New York (AL)Cleveland WABC-AM (New York (AL))
WTAM-AM (Cleveland)
1997 ClevelandBaltimore WKNR-AM (Cleveland)
WBAL-AM (Baltimore)
Herb Score

Tom Hamilton

1997 ClevelandBaltimore WKNR-AM (Cleveland)
WBAL-AM (Baltimore)
Herb Score

Tom Hamilton

1996 New York (AL)Baltimore WABC-AM (New York (AL))
WBAL-AM (Baltimore)
1995 ClevelandSeattle WKNR-AM (Cleveland)
KIRO-AM (Seattle)
Herb Score

Tom Hamilton

1993 TorontoChicago (AL) CJCL-AM (Toronto)
WMAQ-AM (Chicago (AL))
Tom Cheek
John Rooney
Jerry Howarth
Ed Farmer
1993 TorontoChicago (AL) CJCL-AM (Toronto)
WMAQ-AM (Chicago (AL))
Tom Cheek
John Rooney
Jerry Howarth
Ed Farmer
1992 TorontoOakland CJCL-AM (Toronto)
KSFO-AM (Oakland)
Tom Cheek
Bill King
Jerry Howarth
Lon Simmons

Ray Fosse
1992 TorontoOakland CJCL-AM (Toronto)
KSFO-AM (Oakland)
Tom Cheek
Bill King
Jerry Howarth
Lon Simmons

Ray Fosse
1991 MinnesotaToronto

Notes

  • 1992 ALCS – Locally, the series was called on CJCL-AM in Toronto by Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth and KSFO-AM in Oakland by Bill King, Lon Simmons, and Ray Fosse.
  • 1993 ALCS – Locally, the series was called on CJCL-AM in Toronto by Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth and WMAQ-AM in Chicago by John Rooney and Ed Farmer.

1980s

Year Teams Flagship station Play-by-play#1 Play-by-play#2 Color commentators
1989 OaklandToronto
1985 Kansas CityToronto

1970s

Year Teams Flagship station Play-by-play#1 Play-by-play#2 Play-by-play#3 Color commentators
1978 New York (AL)Kansas City WINS-AM
WIBW-AM
Phil Rizzuto
Denny Matthews
Frank Messer
Fred White
Bill White

Fran Healy

1977 New York (AL)Kansas City WMCA-AM
WIBW-AM

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