The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the hire of 27-year-old broadcaster Joe Davis, who will call 50 road television games on Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA along with Nomar Garciaparra, Orel Hershiser, and Alanna Rizzo next season.
Davis joins the Dodgers from FOX Sports, where he called Major League Baseball, college football and college basketball since 2014. “I’m so honored to have this opportunity,” Davis said in a released statement.
“With such a deep, storied history, the Dodgers are one of the great organizations in all of sports. I’m looking forward to being a part of the fantastic crew already in place, and can’t wait to work with Vin, Orel, Nomar, Charley, Rick and Alanna.”
Dodgers executive vice president and chief marketing officer Lon Rosen said of the hire: “Joe Davis has put together an outstanding play-by-play resume. We are thrilled to have one of the top young sports broadcast talents in the nation join our great television team.”
Charley Steiner will call the remainder of the road games and continue to man the AM 570 LA Sports Radio broadcast alongside Rick Monday when Steiner isn’t calling the game on television.
It’s currently unclear how many road games Vin Scully will call in 2016. Scully called next season, his 67th with the Dodgers, his final, and has already been working on a reduced travel schedule in recent years.
Davis played football all four years he attended Beloit College in Wisconsin. During his time as a student-athlete he also called baseball and men’s and women’s basketball games on local radio and television.
From there, Davis went on to join the Tampa Bay Rays organization as the announcer for Double-A Montgomery Biscuits games. He earned earned Southern League Broadcaster of the Year honors in 2012.
Davis’ other career stops include joining ESPN as an announcer in July of 2012 at 24 years old. He then called the Poinsettia Bowl for ESPN in December of 2013, at the age of 25, becoming the youngest person to ever announce a bowl game for ESPN.