Less than three months after the Los Angeles Dodgers said that Vin Scully will be back for an astounding 67th season, the team has added a young gun to its announcing team. Fox Sports’ Joe Davis will call 50 road games for the boys in blue next season on their TV outlet SportsNet LA. The 27-year-0ld (!) Davis joined Fox Sports in 2014 to do Major League Baseball play-by-play along with college football and basketball, having spent the previous two years at ESPN.
A little perspective: By the time Davis was born — coincidentally the same year the Dodgers won their last World Series — Scully had been calling team’s games for nearly four decades. Whether this kid from Michigan is the Golden-Voiced One’s heir apparent remains to be seen, but he’s getting a serious tryout. Charlie Steiner will call the team’s non-Davis road games in 2016.
“Joe Davis has put together an outstanding play-by-play resume,” said Dodgers EVP and CMO Lon Rosen said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have one of the top young sports broadcast talents in the nation join our great television team.”
Give a listen to Davis’ baseball reel and let us know whether you think he’d be a worthy successor to the Hall of Famer who has been doing Dodgers play-by-play since the Truman administration:
Davis is repped by IF Management.