Major League Baseball today announced the national broadcast schedule for the 2013 World Series, set to begin on Wednesday, October 23rd at either Boston's Fenway Park or Detroit's Comerica Park on FOX. The 109th Fall Classic will feature either the Red Sox or the Tigers representing the American League and either the St. Louis Cardinals or the Los Angeles Dodgers representing the National League.
The Cardinals currently lead the NLCS over the Dodgers by a 3-2 margin, with Game Six tonight (8:37 p.m. ET/7:37 p.m. CT first pitch) in St. Louis on TBS. The Red Sox currently lead the ALCS, 3-2, over the Tigers, with Game Six tomorrow at Fenway on FOX. Game Six of the ALCS is currently slated for a 4:37 p.m. (ET) first pitch, unless the NLCS ends tonight; if the NLCS ends tonight, then the start time of Saturday's ALCS game will shift to 8:07 p.m. (ET).
The FOX Sports tandem of Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, who is stepping down from his lead analyst position at season's end, will call their record 16th and final World Series together. This year will mark the all-time high 24th career World Series behind the microphone for McCarver, the 2012 recipient of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence. This year marks FOX's 18th straight as the television home for the Postseason, and the 2013 Fall Classic will be FOX's 14th consecutive and 16th overall.
ESPN Radio will provide complete coverage of all World Series games. MLB International, MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive coverage of the Fall Classic.