Joe Davis is thankful for the “special” experience of calling up his first World Series

Although the Los Angeles Dodgers are not in the 2022 World Series, they are represented by the voice of their team, Joe Davis.

The Dodgers play-by-play man was set to call the World Series last season when he took over for Joe Buck as Fox Sports’ lead MLB voice. It was the first time in over two decades that the Fall Classic had not been called by Buck, who is now with ESPN.

Davis debuted as a freshman voice for the World Series alongside first ballot inductee John Smoltz as the Houston Astros hosted the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 1 at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros ended up beating the Phillies in six games with Davis on call for each of them. After its completion, Davis expressed his gratitude on Instagram for the opportunity to fulfill his dream of being invited to the World Series.

Davis called games throughout the postseason and earned praise for his work, most notably for calling during Bryce Harper’s home run in the National League Championship Series that sent the Phillies to the World Series.

As Davis faced the challenge of replacing the late Hall of Famer Vin Scully with the Dodgers, he passed the test with flying colors. However, the World Series is a different challenge as the most watched games of the season that are remembered forever.

But Davis proved himself worthy of the opportunity, and before the start of the World Championships, Buck expressed his confidence in Davis while offering words of encouragement and support.

It’s been a meteoric rise for the 34-year-old Michigan native who began his baseball broadcasting career out of college by calling games for the Montgomery Biscuits, the Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, and he should continue to thrive as the voice baseball for years to come.

Joe Davis had a concern that he would be seen as biased if the Dodgers played in the World Series

If the Dodgers advanced to the NLCS, Davis would announce games for the team he’d spent the past six months with, but Los Angeles was upset by San Diego and sent to the offseason earlier than expected.

While Davis has called Dodgers playoff games in favor of Fox in the past, he was particularly concerned about the possibility of Los Angeles advancing to the World Series and being accused of favoritism.

Be sure to follow Dodger Blue on Instagram! It’s the best way to watch exclusive coverage of games and events, get your questions answered and more!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: