FOX Sports 15th Fall Classic Features Giants & Tigers in First World Series Meeting

Categories: Network TV Press Releases

Written By

October 23rd, 2012

via press release:



Game 1 Coverage Begins Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 PM ET from AT&T Park


Buck & McCarver Call Record 15th World Series Together


“FOX PHANTOM CAM” Added to Production Arsenal of 40 Cameras, 42 Mics


American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips Performs National Anthem at Game 1

Hunter Pence’s Game 7 Broken Bat Triple through FOX X-MO

New York, NY – FOX Sports’ exclusive coverage of 108th Major League Baseball’s World Series begins Wednesday, Oct. 24 (7:30 PM ET), with Game 1 between the American League Champion Detroit Tigers and the National League Champion San Francisco Giants live from AT&T Park in San Francisco. The Tigers have been waiting to find out who they will face in the World Series since sweeping the New York Yankees last Thursday in Detroit. Justin Verlander, the Tigers’ well-rested ace takes the mound tomorrow night for Detroit while the Giants, just two days after winning NLCS Game 7 against the Cardinals, call on Barry Zito, to duplicate his commanding NLCS Game 5 performance. This marks the first time these two storied baseball franchises have met in a World Series.


Last season’s American Idol winner and singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips performs the National Anthem at Game 1 and the ceremonial first-pitch is delivered by Mario Barajas of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Following the bottom of the fifth inning of Game 1, the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) initiative invites all fans at AT&T Park to stand united and hold placards with the names of loved ones affected by cancer as part of a special in-game tribute to promote the importance of advancing the fight against cancer.


Play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and analyst Tim McCarver, MLB on FOX’s Emmy Award-winning broadcast team, call their record 15th World Series together. Each also sets individual benchmarks in World Series broadcasting with Buck calling the most Fall Classics by a play-by-play announcer with 15 and McCarver adding to his record-setting achievement of 23World Series behind the microphone.  Making her World Series debut, Erin Andrews serves as a field reporter for each game alongside MLB on FOX and senior MLB writer Ken Rosenthal, who works his seventh World Series for FOX. This year marks the network’s 17th straight as the television home for postseason baseball and the 2012 Fall Classic will be FOX’s 13th consecutive and 15th  overall.

FOX Sports and MLB Network continue their pregame collaboration into the Fall Classic to bring fans the most complete postseason coverage. Outspoken catcher A.J. 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 World Series on FOX originates on-site from AT&T Park in San Francisco and Comerica Park in Detroit.


During FOX Sports’ coverage of the NLCS, one of the most-talked about elements of the broadcast was FOX’s “X-MO” Camera, capturing up to 3,000 frames per second. For the World Series, the network raises the bar again with the unveiling of “FOX PHANTOM CAM”, capable of capturing up to 20,000 frames per second.




•           40 total cameras set up at AT&T Park and Comerica Park in Detroit

•           Three “X-MO” cameras, capturing up to 3,000 frames per second. These “X-MO” cameras are positioned in the middle of both the first and third baselines with the third camera shooting from tight centerfield

•           Two “FOX PHANTOM CAM” cameras capable of shooting up to 20,000 frames per second.  The “FOX PHANTOM CAM” is the most “hyper” motion cameras ever used to capture a baseball game.  These cameras are positioned at low first and third base angles showing the bend of the bat and the compression of the ball as it makes contact.

•           Eight Robotic cameras

•           42 microphones spread in the infield

•           Several different manned and unmanned FOX parabolic microphones for bat cracks and outfield sound.

•           For the first time ever in baseball, FOX Player Pointer, which identifies the base runners in real time with a graphic over their heads on the bases and tracks their movements

•           Approximate crew of 150-200 production, technical and support personnel



Schedule Subject to Change/All Times Eastern


DATE                                     GAME                                    LOCATION                                              COVERAGE BEGINS

Wednesday, Oct. 24            GAME 1                                 AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA                         7:30 PM

Thursday, Oct. 25                GAME 2                                 AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA                         7:30 PM

Saturday, Oct. 27                 GAME 3                                Comerica Park, Detroit, MI                                7:30 PM

Sunday, Oct. 28                   GAME 4                                 Comerica Park, Detroit, MI                                8:00 PM

*Monday, Oct. 29                 GAME 5                                 Comerica Park, Detroit, MI                                7:30 PM

*Wednesday, Oct. 31          GAME 6                                 AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA                         7:30 PM

*Thursday, Nov. 1                GAME 7                                 AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA                         7:30 PM


* If necessary


  • Alam Brito

    Absolutely Incredible!

    We, My Family and I, Can’t Wait to Watch The 108TH WORLD SERIES ON FOX….

  • Alam Brito

    WORLD SERIES 2012 Will ROCK in America!

  • Jon Haven

    I hope it goes 7. How exciting has this postseason been? All series went the distance with the exception of the ALCS.

  • Pappy

    Nobody will watch because it should’ve been Nats/Os.

  • bluelp85

    Woo! Go Giants! Should of been the A’s in the AL spot but not all teams can make incredible do or die comebacks.

  • Jonathan King

    GO GIANTS!!!!

  • Nick

    Go Tigers! Representing the good in Detroit!

  • jim

    this will be easily the worst rated World Series in TV history


    GO GIANTS!!!!!!

  • Michael

    Wow we need pointers to show who is on base??? How about if Fox takes a break from all the extreme close ups to show us what is happening on the field? I’m tired of sports coverage by bored guys in the truck. Buck just had to tell us about the third baseman playing in (watching for a pitcher bunting) until strike two. Let me repeat that, Buck just had to TELL us… They have 40 cameras, you think they could take two seconds away from Leyland’s close up to SHOW us what how the fielders are position.

  • Gordon

    I can’t stand watching baseball games on Fox anymore. The extreme close-ups of the faces and heads of pitchers and batters has completely ruined the enjoyment of watching the game for me.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures