The Los Angeles Dodgers announced earlier Wednesday that Joe Davis would join their broadcast team in 2016. The 27-year-old will call 50 road games while still calling games for FOX Sports. He currently does play-by-play for baseball, college football, and basketball.
With Vin Scully announcing that 2016 will be his final season, it is easy to assume Davis will succeed Scully, but Jon Weisman of MLB.com says that’s not necessarily the case. Davis will join Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra and Alanna Rizzo for 2016, but that’s all for now.
“Joe Davis has put together an outstanding play-by-play resume,” Dodger executive vice president and chief marketing officer Lon Rosen said in today’s announcement according to Weisman. “We are thrilled to have one of the top young sports broadcast talents in the nation join our great television team.”
Davis said he received a call from Scully congratulating him and looked forward to their time together. Scully will call home games in 2016, but when he retires it’s unknown whether the road crew would call home games. We will see, but this is a great hire for the Dodgers and their fans.