The Major League Baseball Game of the Week is the de facto title for nationally televised coverage of regular season Major League Baseball games. The Game of the Week has traditionally aired on Saturday afternoons. When the national networks began televising national games of the week, it opened the door for a national audience to see particular clubs. While most teams were broadcast, emphasis was always on the league leaders and the major market franchises that could draw the largest audience.

Television

2020s

Year Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
2020 Fox[1] Joe Buck
Joe Davis
Adam Amin
Aaron Goldsmith
Kevin Burkhardt
John Smoltz
A. J. Pierzynski
Eric Karros

2010s

See also: Major League Baseball on television in the 2010s

Year Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
2019 Fox Joe Buck
Joe Davis
Aaron Goldsmith
Kenny Albert
Justin Kutcher
Len Kasper
Jeff Levering
John Smoltz
A. J. Pierzynski
Eric Karros
Joe Girardi
Tom Verducci
2018 Joe Buck
Kenny Albert
Matt Vasgersian
Aaron Goldsmith
Joe Davis
Justin Kutcher
Don Orsillo
Len Kasper
Kevin Burkhardt
John Smoltz
A. J. Pierzynski
Eric Karros
Tom Verducci
C. J. Nitkowski
David Cone
2017 Joe Buck
Kenny Albert
Matt Vasgersian
Aaron Goldsmith
Joe Davis
Justin Kutcher
Don Orsillo
John Smoltz
A. J. Pierzynski
Tom Verducci
Alex Rodriguez
Bill Ripken
Preston Wilson
David Cone
2016 Joe Buck
Kenny Albert
Matt Vasgersian
Aaron Goldsmith
Joe Davis
Justin Kutcher
Steve Physioc
Len Kasper
Kevin Burkhardt
John Smoltz
Harold Reynolds
Tom Verducci
C. J. Nitkowski
Eric Karros
Cliff Floyd
2015 Joe Buck
Kenny Albert
Matt Vasgersian
Aaron Goldsmith
Joe Davis
Len Kasper
Gary Thorne
Harold Reynolds
Tom Verducci
Eric Karros
John Smoltz
C. J. Nitkowski
Bob Brenly
Bert Blyleven
Preston Wilson
2014 Joe Buck
Kenny Albert
Thom Brennaman
Matt Vasgersian
Justin Kutcher
Gary Thorne
Tom McCarthy
Len Kasper
Harold Reynolds
Tom Verducci
Eric Karros
John Smoltz
F. P. Santangelo
C. J. Nitkowski
Cliff Floyd
Brian Anderson
Billy Ripken
Gabe Kapler
Mark DeRosa
2013 Joe Buck
Kenny Albert
Thom Brennaman
Matt Vasgersian
Justin Kutcher
Dick Stockton
Rich Waltz
Daron Sutton
Howard David
Tom McCarthy
Dick Bremer
Kevin Burkhardt
Dewayne Staats
Gary Thorne
Tim McCarver
Eric Karros
Tom Verducci
Mitch Williams
Bob Brenly
Bert Blyleven
Billy Ripken
Brian Anderson
Sean Casey
F. P. Santangelo
José Mota
Rod Allen
Rex Hudler
2012 Joe Buck
Kenny Albert
Thom Brennaman
Matt Vasgersian
Dick Stockton
Daron Sutton
Dick Bremer
Dave Sims
Dave Flemming
Steve Physioc
Chris Myers
Mario Impemba
Tom McCarthy
Drew Goodman
Kevin Burkhardt
Bob Carpenter
Eric Collins
Victor Rojas
Tim McCarver
Eric Karros
Tom Verducci
Mitch Williams
Mark Gubicza
Bert Blyleven
Eric Byrnes
Billy Ripken
Brian Anderson
Bill Schroeder
Rick Manning
Rex Hudler
Mark Grant
2011 Joe Buck
Kenny Albert
Matt Vasgersian
Josh Lewin
Dick Stockton
Thom Brennaman
Dan McLaughlin
Mario Impemba
Daron Sutton
José Mota
Ryan Lefebvre
Glen Kuiper
Tim McCarver
Eric Karros
Mark Grace
Tom Grieve
Bert Blyleven
Mitch Williams
José Mota
Rod Allen
George Frazier
Sean Casey
Bob Walk
2010 Joe Buck
Kenny Albert
Josh Lewin
Dick Stockton
Chris Rose
Tom McCarthy
Thom Brennaman
Tim McCarver
Eric Karros
Eric Karros
Kevin Millar
José Mota
Bert Blyleven
Kevin Kennedy
Rod Allen
Tom Grieve

Notes

2000s

See also: Major League Baseball on television in the 2000s

Year Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
2009 Fox Joe Buck
Thom Brennaman
Kenny Albert
Josh Lewin
Dick Stockton
Matt Vasgersian
Tom McCarthy
Chris Rose
Dick Bremer
Daron Sutton
Howie Rose
Glen Kuiper
Tim McCarver
Mark Grace
Eric Karros
José Mota
Rick Manning
Bert Blyleven
Rod Allen
2008 Joe Buck
Thom Brennaman
Kenny Albert
Dick Stockton
Matt Vasgersian
Dan McLaughlin
Tom McCarthy
Daron Sutton
Chris Rose
Brian Anderson
Howie Rose
Mike Joy
Curt Menefee
Glen Kuiper
Tim McCarver
Mark Grace
Eric Karros
José Mota
Leo Mazzone
Rick Manning
Jerry Remy
Chris Welsh
Joe Magrane
Bill Schroeder
2007 Joe Buck
Thom Brennaman
Kenny Albert
Josh Lewin
Dick Stockton
Matt Vasgersian
Dan McLaughlin
Matt Devlin
Brian Anderson
Daron Sutton
José Mota
Duane Kuiper
Tim McCarver
Mark Grace
Joe Girardi
Eric Karros
José Mota
2006 Joe Buck
Thom Brennaman
Kenny Albert
Josh Lewin
Dick Stockton
Matt Vasgersian
Scott Graham
Tim McCarver
Steve Lyons
Lou Piniella
Rick Manning
Mark Grant
José Mota
Chris Welsh
Jim Deshaies
Tommy Hutton
Rod Allen
Jerry Remy
Rex Hudler
Mark Grace
2005 Joe Buck
Thom Brennaman
Kenny Albert
Josh Lewin
Mel Proctor
Dick Stockton
Matt Vasgersian
Scott Graham
Duane Kuiper
Tim McCarver
Steve Lyons
Jeff Torborg
Darrin Jackson
Jim Deshaies
Tom Grieve
Larry Andersen
Todd Zeile
Tommy Hutton
Jim Palmer
Chris Welsh
Jerry Remy
2004 Joe Buck
Thom Brennaman
Kenny Albert
Josh Lewin
Mel Proctor
Dick Stockton
Daron Sutton
Tim McCarver
Steve Lyons
Jeff Torborg
Mark Grace
Jerry Remy
Jim Deshaies
Bert Blyleven
Jim Palmer
Larry Andersen
George Frazier
Chris Welsh
Duane Kuiper
Rex Hudler
Al Hrabosky
José Mota
Mike Krukow
Eric Karros
2003 Joe Buck
Thom Brennaman
Kenny Albert
Josh Lewin
Mel Proctor
Dick Stockton
Chip Caray
Tim McCarver
Steve Lyons
Jerry Remy
Kirk Gibson
Jim Deshaies
Rex Hudler
Al Hrabosky
Mark Langston
Larry Andersen
José Mota
Rick Manning
Tom Grieve
Chris Welsh
Paul Molitor
Mike Krukow
Joe Magrane
Bob Walk
Dave Henderson
Darrin Jackson
Tommy Hutton
Dave Otto
2002 Joe Buck
Thom Brennaman
Kenny Albert
Josh Lewin
Mel Proctor
Dan McLaughlin
Scott Graham
Tim McCarver
Steve Lyons
Chris Welsh
Rick Manning
Dave Henderson
Rex Hudler
Darrin Jackson
Larry Dierker
Jerry Remy
Ray Fosse
Larry Andersen
Jim Deshaies
Keith Hernandez
Joe Magrane
Jim Traber
Bert Blyleven
Bill Schroeder
2001 Joe Buck
Thom Brennaman
Kenny Albert
Josh Lewin
Mel Proctor
Steve Physioc
Tim McCarver
Steve Lyons
Chris Welsh
Rick Manning
José Mota
Rod Allen
Rex Hudler
Bert Blyleven
George Frazier
2000 Joe Buck
Thom Brennaman
Chip Caray
Josh Lewin
Tim McCarver
Bob Brenly
Jeff Torborg
Kevin Kennedy
Kirk Gibson

Notes

1990s

See also: Major League Baseball on television in the 1990s

Year Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
1999 Fox Joe Buck
Thom Brennaman
Chip Caray
Josh Lewin
Tim McCarver
Bob Brenly
Jeff Torborg
Frank Robinson
Kevin Kennedy
1998 Joe Buck
Thom Brennaman
John Rooney
Josh Lewin
Tim McCarver
Bob Brenly
Jeff Torborg
Frank Robinson
George Brett
1997 Joe Buck
Thom Brennaman
John Rooney
Josh Lewin
Tim McCarver
Bob Brenly
Jeff Torborg
Ken Singleton
Steve Lyons
1996 Joe Buck
Thom Brennaman
John Rooney
Josh Lewin
Tim McCarver
Bob Brenly
Jeff Torborg
Ken Singleton
1995 No Saturday afternoon games on network TV.
1994
1993 CBS Sean McDonough
Greg Gumbel
Jim Kaat
Tim McCarver
Jim Kaat
Steve Stone[6][7]
1992 Sean McDonough
Dick Stockton
Tim McCarver
Jim Kaat
1991 Jack Buck
Dick Stockton
1990 Jack Buck
Dick Stockton
Greg Gumbel

Notes

1980s

See also: Major League Baseball on television in the 1980s

Year Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
1989 NBC Vin Scully
Bob Costas
Jay Randolph
Jon Miller
Ted Robinson
Charlie Slowes
Mel Proctor
Tom Seaver
Tony Kubek
Joe Torre
Jim Kaat
Bobby Mercer
Larry Dierker
1988 Vin Scully
Bob Costas
Jay Randolph
Jon Miller
Ted Robinson
Steve Zabriskie
Don Chevrier
Joe Garagiola
Tony Kubek
Kurt Bevacqua
Steve Garvey
Joe Torre
Fergie Olver
1987 Vin Scully
Bob Costas
Jay Randolph
Jon Miller
Ted Robinson
Bob Carpenter
Ken Harrelson
Joe Garagiola
Tony Kubek
Ken Harrelson
Joe Morgan
1986 Vin Scully
Bob Costas
Jay Randolph
Jon Miller
Ted Robinson
Joe Garagiola
Tony Kubek
Jim Kaat
Joe Morgan
Mike Shannon
John Lowenstein
1985 Vin Scully
Bob Costas
Jay Randolph
Phil Stone
Ken Harrelson
Joe Garagiola
Tony Kubek
Jim Kaat
Mike Shannon
Ken Harrelson
Joe Torre
1984 Vin Scully
Bob Costas
Jay Randolph
Dick Enberg
Phil Stone
Joe Garagiola
Tony Kubek
Jim Kaat
Mike Shannon
Ken Harrelson
Bucky Dent
1983 Vin Scully
Bob Costas
Jay Randolph
Phil Stone
Len Berman
Joe Garagiola
Tony Kubek
1982 Joe Garagiola
Dick Enberg[46]
Bob Costas
Jay Randolph
Charlie Jones
Phil Stone
Tony Kubek
Sal Bando
Freddie Patek
Tim McCarver
1981 Joe Garagiola
Merle Harmon
Dick Enberg
Bob Costas
Jay Randolph
Tony Kubek
Ron Luciano
Tom Seaver
Willie McCovey
Al Kaline
1980 Joe Garagiola
Merle Harmon
Dick Enberg
Bob Costas
Tony Kubek
Ron Luciano
Tim McCarver

Notes

1970s

See also: Major League Baseball on television in the 1970s

Year Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
1979 NBC Joe Garagiola
Jim Simpson
Monte Moore
Dick Enberg
Charlie Jones
Tony Kubek
Wes Parker
Sparky Anderson
1978 Joe Garagiola
Monte Moore
Charlie Jones
Dick Enberg
Tony Kubek
Maury Wills
Wes Parker
Hank Aaron
1977 Joe Garagiola
Jim Simpson
Dick Enberg
Charlie Jones
Marv Albert
Tony Kubek
Maury Wills
Don Drysdale
Art Shamsky
1976 Joe Garagiola
Jim Simpson
Jack Buck
Jay Randolph
Tony Kubek
Maury Wills
1975 Curt Gowdy
Joe Garagiola
Jim Simpson
Bill O'Donnell
Jay Randolph
Marv Albert
Tony Kubek
Maury Wills
1974 Curt Gowdy
Jim Simpson
Joe Garagiola
Bill O'Donnell
Marv Albert
Tony Kubek
Maury Wills
Dick Williams[69]
1973 Curt Gowdy
Jim Simpson
Bill Enis
Bill O'Donnell
Jay Randolph
Tony Kubek
Maury Wills
1972 Curt Gowdy
Jim Simpson
Bill Enis
Bill O'Donnell
Jay Randolph
Tony Kubek
Sandy Koufax
1971 Curt Gowdy
Jim Simpson
1970 Curt Gowdy
Jim Simpson
Bill O'Donnell

Notes

1960s

See also: Major League Baseball on television in the 1960s

Year Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
1969 NBC Curt Gowdy
Jim Simpson
Bill O'Donnell
Tony Kubek
Sandy Koufax
Buddy Blattner
1968 Curt Gowdy
Jim Simpson
Pee Wee Reese
Tony Kubek
1967
1966
1965 ABC Chris Schenkel
Merle Harmon
Keith Jackson[70]
Ken Coleman[71]
Bob Wolff
Leo Durocher
Jackie Robinson
Tommy Henrich
Warren Spahn
Jimmy Piersall
CBS Dizzy Dean Pee Wee Reese
1964
NBC Bob Wolff Joe Garagiola
Buddy Blattner
1963 CBS Dizzy Dean Pee Wee Reese
NBC Bob Wolff Joe Garagiola
1962 CBS Dizzy Dean
Gene Kirby
Pee Wee Reese
NBC Bob Wolff[72] Joe Garagiola
1961 CBS Dizzy Dean
Russ Meyer
Pee Wee Reese
Frankie Frisch
NBC Lindsey Nelson Joe Garagiola
1960 ABC[73] Jack Buck[74] Carl Erskine[75][76]
CBS Dizzy Dean
Jack Whitaker
Bob Finnegan
Pee Wee Reese
Frankie Frisch
Gabby Hartnett
NBC Lindsey Nelson
Chuck Thompson
Fred Haney
Al Rosen

Notes

1950s

See also: Major League Baseball on television in the 1950s

Year Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
1959 CBS Dizzy Dean
Jack Whitaker
Bob Finnegan
Buddy Blattner
Frankie Frisch
Gabby Hartnett
NBC Lindsey Nelson
Chuck Thompson
Leo Durocher
Al Rosen
1958 CBS Dizzy Dean
Bob Finnegan
Buddy Blattner
Frank Reynolds
NBC Lindsey Nelson
Chuck Thompson
Leo Durocher
Bill Veeck
1957 CBS Dizzy Dean
Bob Finnegan
Buddy Blattner
Jim McKay[96]
NBC Lindsey Nelson[97]
Jim Woods
Leo Durocher
1956 CBS Dizzy Dean
Bill McColgan
Buddy Blattner
Bob Finnegan
1955
1954 ABC
1953 ABC Dizzy Dean

Notes

Radio

2010s

Year Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
2019 ESPN Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Compass Media Chris Carrino
Steve Quis
Darryl Hamilton
Steve Phillips
2012 ESPN Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
Compass Media Chris Carrino
Steve Quis
Darryl Hamilton
Steve Phillips
2011 ESPN Jon Sciambi Chris Singleton
2010 Dave Campbell

Notes

2000s

Year Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
2009 ESPN Gary Thorne Dave Campbell
2008
2007 Dan Shulman
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001 Charley Steiner
2000

1990s

Year Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
1999 ESPN Charley Steiner Dave Campbell
1998 Kevin Kennedy
1997 CBS Gary Cohen
Jerry Coleman
Hank Greenwald
Ernie Harwell
Jim Hunter
John Rooney
Al Downing
Jeff Torborg
Rick Cerone
1996 Gary Cohen
Jerry Coleman
Ernie Harwell
Jim Hunter
John Rooney
Al Downing
Jeff Torborg
1995 Joe Buck
Gary Cohen
Jerry Coleman
Gene Elston
Ernie Harwell
Jim Hunter
John Rooney
1994 Joe Buck
Steve Busby
Jerry Coleman
Gene Elston
Ernie Harwell
Jim Hunter
John Rooney
1993 Johnny Bench
Joe Buck
Steve Busby
Jerry Coleman
Gene Elston
Ernie Harwell
Jim Hunter
John Rooney
 
1992 Johnny Bench
Steve Busby
Jerry Coleman
Gene Elston
Steve Garvey
Ernie Harwell[107][108][109]
Jim Hunter
Frank Messer
John Rooney
 
1991 Johnny Bench
Steve Busby
Jerry Coleman
Gene Elston
Steve Garvey
Jim Hunter
Frank Messer
John Rooney
 
1990  

Notes

1985-1989

Year Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
1989 CBS Johnny Bench
Steve Busby
Jerry Coleman
Gene Elston
Jim Hunter
Brent Musburger
John Rooney
Bill White
 
1988 Johnny Bench
Steve Busby
Jerry Coleman
Gene Elston
Jim Hunter
Brent Musburger
John Rooney
Bill White
 
1987 Johnny Bench
Steve Busby[110]
Jerry Coleman
Gene Elston
Jim Hunter
Brent Musburger
John Rooney
Bill White
 
1986 Johnny Bench
Gary Cohen
Jerry Coleman
Curt Gowdy
Jim Hunter
Bob Murphy
Brent Musburger
Lindsey Nelson
John Rooney
Bill White
 
1985 Johnny Bench[111]
Jerry Coleman
Curt Gowdy
Bob Murphy
Brent Musburger
Lindsey Nelson
John Rooney[112]
Bill White
 

Notes

1950s-1960

Year Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
1960 Mutual Gene Elston
John MacLean
Van Patrick
 
1959 Gene Elston
John MacLean
 
1958 Gene Elston
Art Gleeson
John MacLean
Bob Feller
1957 Art Gleeson
John MacLean
 
1956 Art Gleeson
John MacLean
Bob Neal
 
1955 Art Gleeson
John MacLean
Bob Neal
Mel Ott
1954 Bud Blattner
Al Helfer
Art Gleeson
 
1953 Al Helfer
Art Gleeson
 
1952 Liberty Gordon McLendon  
Mutual Bud Blattner
Dizzy Dean
Al Helfer
Art Gleeson
Gene Kirby
 
1951 Liberty Bud Blattner
Jerry Doggett
Gordon McLendon
Lindsey Nelson
 
Mutual Dizzy Dean
Art Gleeson
Al Helfer
Gene Kirby
Hal Totten
Bob Wolff
 
1950 Liberty Bud Blattner
Jerry Doggett
Gordon McLendon
Lindsey Nelson
 
Mutual Art Gleeson
Gene Kirby
Hal Totten
Bob Wolff
 

Notes

1939-1940s

Year Network(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
1949 Liberty Gordon McLendon  
Mutual Hal Totten  
1948  
1947  
1946  
1945  
1944 France Laux  
1941  
1940  
1939  

Notes

See also

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