The following is a list of the national television and radio networks and announcers who have covered the American League Division Series throughout the years. It does include any announcers who may have appeared on local radio broadcasts produced by the participating teams.

Television

2010s

Year Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators Field reporters
2019 Tampa Bay Rays/Houston Astros FS1 (Games 1–2, 4–5) Kenny Albert Joe Girardi and A. J. Pierzynski Jon Paul Morosi
MLB Network (Game 3) Bob Costas Joe Girardi and Jim Kaat
Minnesota Twins/New York Yankees MLB Network (Game 1) Bob Costas John Smoltz Tom Verducci
FS1 (Games 2–3) Joe Davis Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci
2018 New York Yankees/Boston Red Sox TBS Brian Anderson Ron Darling Lauren Shehadi
Cleveland Indians/Houston Astros Don Orsillo Dennis Eckersley Hazel Mae
2017 New York Yankees/Cleveland Indians FS1 (Games 1, 3–5) Matt Vasgersian John Smoltz Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci
MLB Network (Game 2)
Boston Red Sox/Houston Astros MLB Network (Game 1) Bob Costas Jim Kaat Jon Paul Morosi
FS1 (Games 2–4) Joe Davis David Cone and A. J. Pierzynski
2016 Toronto Blue Jays/Texas Rangers TBS Brian Anderson Dennis Eckersley and Joe Simpson Matt Winer
Boston Red Sox/Cleveland Indians Ernie Johnson Jr. Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Jr. Sam Ryan
2015 Houston Astros/Kansas City Royals FS1 (Games 1–2, 4–5) Matt Vasgersian John Smoltz and A. J. Pierzynski Jon Paul Morosi
MLB Network (Game 3) John Smoltz
Texas Rangers/Toronto Blue Jays FS1 (Games 1, 3–5) Kenny Albert Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci Ken Rosenthal
MLB Network (Game 2) Bob Costas Jim Kaat
2014 Kansas City Royals/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim TBS[1] Ernie Johnson Jr. Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Jr. Matt Winer
Baltimore Orioles/Detroit Tigers Brian Anderson Dennis Eckersley and Joe Simpson Jaime Maggio
2013[2] Oakland Athletics/Detroit Tigers TBS (Games 1–2, 4–5) Don Orsillo Dennis Eckersley and Buck Martinez David Aldridge
MLB Network (Game 3) Matt Vasgersian Jim Kaat Sam Ryan
Boston Red Sox/Tampa Bay Rays TBS Brian Anderson John Smoltz and Joe Simpson Rachel Nichols
2012 New York Yankees/Baltimore Orioles TBS Ernie Johnson Jr. John Smoltz and Cal Ripken Jr. Craig Sager
Oakland Athletics/Detroit Tigers TBS (Games 1, 3) Don Orsillo[3] Buck Martinez Jaime Maggio
TNT (Games 4–5)
MLB Network (Game 2)[4] Matt Vasgersian Jim Kaat Sam Ryan
2011[5] New York Yankees/Detroit Tigers TNT (Games 1–2) Brian Anderson Ron Darling and John Smoltz Tom Verducci
TBS (Games 3–5)
Texas Rangers/Tampa Bay Rays TBS (Game 1, Games 3–5) Don Orsillo Buck Martinez Jaime Maggio
TNT (Game 2)[6]
2010[7] Tampa Bay Rays/Texas Rangers TBS Don Orsillo Buck Martinez and Ron Darling (Game 5) Marc Fein
Minnesota Twins/New York Yankees Ernie Johnson Jr. Ron Darling and John Smoltz Craig Sager

Notes

2000s

Year Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators Field reporters
2009 New York Yankees/Minnesota Twins TBS
Chip Caray Ron Darling Craig Sager
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/Boston Red Sox Don Orsillo Buck Martinez Marc Fein
2008 Boston Red Sox/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim TBS
Chip Caray Buck Martinez and Ron Darling (Game 4) Craig Sager
Chicago White Sox/Tampa Bay Rays Don Orsillo Harold Reynolds Marc Fein
2007 Cleveland Indians/New York Yankees TBS
Chip Caray Tony Gwynn and Bob Brenly Craig Sager
Boston Red Sox/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Ted Robinson Steve Stone José Mota
2006 Detroit Tigers/New York Yankees FOX (Games 1, 4) Joe Buck (Game 1)
Josh Lewin (Game 4)
Tim McCarver (Game 1)
Steve Lyons (Game 4)
ESPN (Games 2–3) Jon Miller Joe Morgan
Ernie Harwell (Game 3)
Oakland Athletics/Minnesota Twins ESPN Jon Miller (Game 1)
Dave O'Brien (Games 2–3)
Joe Morgan (Game 1)
Rick Sutcliffe and Eric Karros (Games 2–3)
2005 Chicago White Sox/Boston Red Sox ESPN (in Chicago) Chris Berman Rick Sutcliffe and Mike Piazza
ESPN2 (in Boston)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/New York Yankees FOX (Games 1, 4–5) Joe Buck (Games 1, 5)
Thom Brennaman (Game 4)
Tim McCarver
ESPN (Games 2–3) Jon Miller Joe Morgan
2004 Boston Red Sox/Anaheim Angels ESPN Chris Berman Rick Sutcliffe and Tony Gwynn
New York Yankees/Minnesota Twins FOX (Games 1, 4) Joe Buck (Game 1)
Josh Lewin (Game 4)
Tim McCarver (Game 1)
Steve Lyons (Game 4)
ESPN (Games 2–3) Jon Miller Joe Morgan
2003 New York Yankees/Minnesota Twins ESPN (Games 1, 3–4)
FOX (Game 2)
Jon Miller (Game 1)
Gary Thorne (in Minnesota)
Joe Morgan (Game 1)
Jeff Brantley and David Justice (in Minnesota)
FOX (Game 2) Joe Buck Tim McCarver
Boston Red Sox/Oakland Athletics ESPN (Games 1, 4) Dave O'Brien Jeff Brantley
ESPN2 (Games 2–3) Jon Miller Joe Morgan
FOX (Game 5) Thom Brennaman Steve Lyons
2002 Anaheim Angels/New York Yankees FOX (Games 1–2, 4) Joe Buck (Games 1–2)
Thom Brennaman (Game 4)
Tim McCarver
ABC Family (Game 3) Jon Miller Joe Morgan
Minnesota Twins/Oakland Athletics ABC Family Jon Miller (in Oakland)
Dave O'Brien (in Minnesota)
Joe Morgan (in Oakland)
Tony Gwynn and Rick Sutcliffe (in Minnesota)
ESPN2 (Game 2)
2001 New York Yankees/Oakland Athletics FOX Joe Buck (Games 1–2)
Thom Brennaman (Games 3[11]–5)
Tim McCarver (Games 1–2)
Steve Lyons (Games 3–5)
Seattle Mariners/Cleveland Indians FOX (Games 1, 3, 5) Josh Lewin Rex Hudler
FOX Family (Games 2, 4)
2000 New York Yankees/Oakland Athletics NBC (Games 1, 3–4)/Pax (Game 1) Skip Caray Joe Morgan Bob Wischusen (Game 1) and Jim Gray (in New York)
FOX (Games 2, 5) Joe Buck (Game 2)
Thom Brennaman (Game 5)
Tim McCarver (Game 2)
Bob Brenly (Game 5)
Seattle Mariners/Chicago White Sox ESPN Chris Berman Rick Sutcliffe

Notes

1990s

Year Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators Field reporters
1999 New York Yankees/Texas Rangers NBC (Games 1, 3[12]) Bob Costas Joe Morgan
FOX (Game 2) Thom Brennaman Bob Brenly
Boston Red Sox/Cleveland Indians FOX (Games 1, 3–5[13]) Joe Buck (Games 1, 5)
Thom Brennaman (in Boston)
Tim McCarver (Games 1, 5)
Bob Brenly (Games 3–5)
ESPN (Game 2) Jon Miller Joe Morgan
1998 New York Yankees/Texas Rangers FOX (Game 1) Joe Buck Tim McCarver and Bob Brenly
NBC (Games 2–3) Bob Costas Joe Morgan
Cleveland Indians/Boston Red Sox ESPN (Games 1–3) Chris Berman Ray Knight
FOX (Game 4) Joe Buck Tim McCarver
1997 Cleveland Indians/New York Yankees FOX (Games 1–2, 4–5) Joe Buck Tim McCarver and Bob Brenly
NBC (Game 3) Bob Costas Bob Uecker and Joe Morgan
Baltimore Orioles/Seattle Mariners NBC (Game 1) Bob Costas Bob Uecker and Joe Morgan
ESPN (Games 2, 4) Jon Miller Joe Morgan
FOX (Game 3) Thom Brennaman Bob Brenly
1996 New York Yankees/Texas Rangers NBC (Games 1,[14] 3) Bob Costas Bob Uecker and Joe Morgan Jim Gray (Game 1)
FOX (Game 2[15]) Thom Brennaman Bob Brenly
ESPN (Game 4) Chris Berman Dave Campbell
Baltimore Orioles/Cleveland Indians ESPN (Games 1–3) Jon Miller Dave Campbell and Kirby Puckett (Game 1)
Joe Morgan (Game 2)
Buck Martinez (in Cleveland)
ESPN2 (Game 4)
1995 Seattle Mariners/New York Yankees NBC (in New York[16]) Gary Thorne Tommy Hutton
ABC (in Seattle[17]) Brent Musburger Jim Kaat Jack Arute (Game 5)
Cleveland Indians/Boston Red Sox NBC (in Cleveland[18]) Bob Costas Bob Uecker
ABC (in Boston) Steve Zabriskie Tommy Hutton

Notes

1981

Year Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
1981 Oakland Athletics/Kansas City Royals ABC Al Michaels[19] Jim Palmer[20][21]
New York Yankees/Milwaukee Brewers ABC Keith Jackson[22] (Games 1-3, 5)
Don Drysdale (Game 4)
Don Drysdale and Howard Cosell

Notes

Radio

National

2010s

Year Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
2019 Tampa Bay Rays/Houston Astros ESPN Dave Flemming Jim Bowden
Minnesota Twins/New York Yankees Dan Shulman Chris Singleton
2018 New York Yankees/Boston Red Sox ESPN Jon Sciambi Jessica Mendoza
Cleveland Indians/Houston Astros Dave Flemming Jim Bowden
2017 New York Yankees/Cleveland Indians ESPN Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
Boston Red Sox/Houston Astros Chris Berman Rick Sutcliffe
2016 Toronto Blue Jays/Texas Rangers ESPN Chris Berman (in Arlington)
Michael Kay (in Toronto)
Rick Sutcliffe
Boston Red Sox/Cleveland Indians Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
2015 Houston Astros/Kansas City Royals ESPN Dave O’Brien John Kruk
Texas Rangers/Toronto Blue Jays Chris Berman (Games 1–2)
Dave Flemming (in Arlington)
Dan Shulman (Game 5)
Rick Sutcliffe
2014 Kansas City Royals/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ESPN Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
Baltimore Orioles/Detroit Tigers Chris Berman (in Baltimore)
Dave Flemming (in Toronto)
Rick Sutcliffe
2013 Oakland Athletics/Detroit Tigers ESPN Michael Kay Aaron Boone
Boston Red Sox/Tampa Bay Rays Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
2012 New York Yankees/Baltimore Orioles ESPN Dan Shulman[23] Orel Hershiser
Oakland Athletics/Detroit Tigers Dave O’Brien Aaron Boone
2011[24] New York Yankees/Detroit Tigers ESPN Dan Shulman Orel Hershiser
Texas Rangers/Tampa Bay Rays Gary Cohen Aaron Boone
2010 Tampa Bay Rays/Texas Rangers ESPN Dan Shulman Bobby Valentine
Minnesota Twins/New York Yankees Jon Miller Orel Hershiser

2000s

Year Series Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentator
2009 New York Yankees/Minnesota Twins ESPN Jon Miller Steve Phillips
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/Boston Red Sox Dan Shulman Dave Campbell
2008 Boston Red Sox/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ESPN Dan Shulman Dave Campbell
Chicago White Sox/Tampa Bay Rays Gary Thorne Chris Singleton
2007 Cleveland Indians/New York Yankees ESPN Jon Miller Dusty Baker
Boston Red Sox/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Dan Shulman Dave Campbell
2006 Detroit Tigers/New York Yankees ESPN Jon Sciambi Buck Martinez
Oakland Athletics/Minnesota Twins Gary Thorne Steve Stone
2005 Chicago White Sox/Boston Red Sox ESPN Jon Sciambi Buck Martinez
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/New York Yankees Dan Shulman Dave Campbell
2004 Boston Red Sox/Anaheim Angels ESPN John Rooney Buck Martinez
New York Yankees/Minnesota Twins Dan Shulman Dave Campbell
2003 New York Yankees/Minnesota Twins ESPN Dan Shulman Dave Campbell
Boston Red Sox/Oakland Athletics John Rooney Buck Martinez
2002 Anaheim Angels/New York Yankees ESPN Dan Shulman Dave Campbell
Minnesota Twins/Oakland Athletics John Rooney Buck Martinez
2001 New York Yankees/Oakland Athletics ESPN Dan Shulman Rob Dibble
Seattle Mariners/Cleveland Indians Ernie Harwell Buck Martinez
2000 New York Yankees/Oakland Athletics ESPN Dan Shulman Buck Martinez
Seattle Mariners/Chicago White Sox Ernie Harwell Dave Campbell

1990s

Year Series Network Play-by-play Color commentator
1999 New York Yankees/Texas Rangers ESPN Dan Shulman Buck Martinez
Boston Red Sox/Cleveland Indians Ernie Harwell Dave Campbell
1998 New York Yankees/Texas Rangers ESPN Dan Shulman Buck Martinez
Cleveland Indians/Boston Red Sox Ernie Harwell Dave Campbell
1997 Cleveland Indians/New York Yankees CBS Ernie Harwell Jeff Torborg
Baltimore Orioles/Seattle Mariners John Rooney Al Downing
1996 New York Yankees/Texas Rangers CBS Gary Cohen Jim Hunter
Baltimore Orioles/Cleveland Indians Ernie Harwell Rick Cerone
1995 Seattle Mariners/New York Yankees CBS Ernie Harwell Al Downing
Cleveland Indians/Boston Red Sox John Rooney Jeff Torborg

1981

Year Series Network Play-by-play Color commentators
1981 Oakland Athletics/Kansas City Royals CBS Ned Martin Bill White
New York Yankees/Milwaukee Brewers Ernie Harwell Curt Gowdy

Local

2010s

2000s

Year Series Flagship station Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Color commentators
2002 AnaheimNew York (AL) KLAC (Anaheim)
WCBS–AM (New York (AL))
Rory Markas
John Sterling
Terry Smith
Charley Steiner
MinnesotaOakland

1990s

Year Series Flagship station Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Color commentators
1997 Cleveland-New York (AL) WKNR-AM (Cleveland)
WABC-AM (New York (AL))
Herb Score

Tom Hamilton

Baltimore-Seattle
1995 Cleveland-Boston WKNR-AM (Cleveland)
WEEI-AM (Boston)
Herb Score

Tom Hamilton

Seattle-New York (AL)

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