via press release:
PIERZYNSKI REJOINS FOX ON POSTSEASON STAGE
Erin Andrews Makes MLB on FOX Postseason Debut
During NLCS & World Series Coverage
Buck & McCarver Call 17th Straight Postseason Together
Coverage Begins with NLCS Game 1 - Sunday, Oct. 14 at 8:00 PM ET
New York, NY – Known around MLB clubhouses as one of the league’s most outspoken and fiery players, Chicago White Sox catcher and World Series winner A.J. Pierzynski rejoins FOX Sports as a pregame and postgame analyst for coverage of the 2012 National League Championship Series and World Series. This year is Pierzynski’s second-straight as an analyst for the network. The announcement was made today by John Entz, Executive Vice President & Executive Producer, FOX Sports Media Group.
In 30 career postseason games, Pierzynski has a .300 batting average with 30 hits, including five doubles and five home runs with 17 RBI and 16 runs scored. In 2012, his 15th Major League season Pierzynski hit a career-high 27 home runs and matched a career high with 77 runs batted in.
FOX Sports and MLB Network continue their pregame collaboration into October to bring fans the most complete postseason coverage. Pierzynski joins longtime FOX Sports and MLB Network broadcaster Matt Vasgersian alongside the insightful analysis of FOX Sports’ Eric Karros and MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds. Pregame and postgame coverage for the 2012 NLCS on FOX originates from MLB Network’s state-of-the-art studios in Secaucus, NJ and from the game site for the all World Series games.
Making her MLB on FOX postseason debut, Erin Andrews joins FOX Sports’ coverage beginning with NLCS Game 1 on Sunday, Oct. 14 (8:00 PM ET.) She serves as a field reporter for each game alongside MLB on FOX and FOXSports.com senior MLB writer Ken Rosenthal. Andrews made her first appearance after joining FOX Sports in July as a reporter for the MLB All-Star Game. She also worked on ESPN’s Major League Baseball regular season and Division Series broadcasts and while at TBS from 2002 - 04, served as a studio host for the Atlanta Braves.
The Emmy Award–winning MLB on FOX team of play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and analyst Tim McCarver call all of the on-field NLCS and World Series action on FOX. Buck, a seven-time Emmy Award winner, and McCarver, the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award recipient from the Baseball Hall of Fame, are working their 17th straight postseason together. McCarver is the only network baseball analyst to broadcast the last 28 regular seasons and postseasons.
Following is the 2012 NLCS ON FOX schedule:
NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Date Game # On-Air
Sunday, Oct. 14 Game #1 8:00 PM ET
Monday, Oct. 15 Game #2 7:30 PM ET
Wednesday, Oct. 17 Game #3 3:30 PM ET
Thursday, Oct. 18 Game #4 7:30 PM ET
Friday, Oct. 19 Game #5* 7:30 PM ET
Sunday, Oct. 21 Game #6* 4:30 PM ET+
Monday, Oct. 22 Game #7* 7:30 PM ET