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Dan Shulman to Serve as Voice of the World Series on ESPN Radio

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• ESPN Radio to Exclusively Broadcast Every Game with Aaron Boone Joining Shulman
• Baseball Tonight & SportsCenter Roadshows in Kansas City
• Karl Ravech, Curt Schilling, John Kruk, Barry Larkin, Buster Olney Among Dozens of Contributors to ESPN’s Multiplatform Series Coverage

ESPN Radio, in its 17th consecutive Major League Baseball postseason, will serve as the exclusive radio broadcast home of the Fall Classic. Dan Shulman – the voice of Sunday Night Baseball – and analyst Aaron Boone will describe the action for each game while Jon Sciambi, analyst Chris Singleton and ESPN MLB Insider Peter Pascarelli will lead on-site pregame and postgame coverage with in-studio host Marc Kestecher. Pregame coverage generally begins at 7 p.m. ET, one hour prior to first pitch. All World Series games will be available on ESPN Radio, ESPNRadio.com, via the ESPN Radio app, iTunes Radio, Slacker and TuneIn.

ESPN, in its 25th season of Major League Baseball coverage, will have on-site Baseball Tonight telecasts for each World Series game (generally at 7 p.m. and midnight) on ESPN2. Karl Ravech will be joined by Baseball Hall of Famer and Baseball Tonight analyst Barry Larkin, Sunday Night Baseball analysts John Kruk and Curt Schilling and ESPN MLB Insiders Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian for analysis, predictions, highlights and commentary. Veteran commentator Chris Berman and Baseball Tonight host Adnan Virk will also join the Baseball Tonight telecasts for on-field interviews and commentary in Kansas City, Mo. and San Francisco, respectively. Baseball Tonight coverage will begin Monday, Oct. 20, with a World Series preview show at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

SportsCenter with Linda Cohn and David Lloyd will air live from just outside of Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City in advance of Games One and Two on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and Wednesday, Oct. 22, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. SportsCenter will also provide daily, on-site updates throughout the World Series beginning at 9 a.m. with Ravech, Larkin, Kruk, Schilling, Olney, Kurkjian and analysts Aaron Boone, Chris Singleton and Rick Sutcliffe. Additionally, analysts Mark Mulder and Doug Glanville will offer insights on SportsCenter from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. studios.

ESPN.com will provide extensive World Series content including feature stories, previews, rankings, predictions and breaking news from ESPN MLB Insiders Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian, Jayson Stark, Jerry Crasnick, Jim Caple, David Schoenfield and Jim Bowden. ESPN.com highlights include:

• Live, 15-minute Baseball Tonight at the World Series digital shows before each game;
• A dedicated World Series page with extensive game coverage, news, analysis, scouting reports, expert predictions, SportsNation polls, videos and statistics;
• Baseball Tonight Spotlight and Baseball Tonight Minute video analysis;
• Weekday Baseball Tonight podcast with Buster Olney and a cast of experts;
• Live social media streaming during each game on the MLB scoreboard page;
• Daily posts from ESPN’s Stats & Analysis group including interactive heat maps;
• Live blog updates before, during and after the games from SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield;
• Jim Bowden’s ranking of all 50 players on the World Series rosters;
• Special features including:
• World Series Timeline: An interactive look at all 109 previous Fall Classics;
• Un-4-gettable: A collection of Chris Morris illustrations highlighting past World Series ending in the number “4;”
• Armchair Manager: Grading and assessing the World Series managers with help from followers on Twitter and Facebook.

ESPN Deportes will cover the World Series across studio programming including SportsCenter, Los Capitanes, Cronometro, #Redes and Nacion ESPN.

ESPN Deportes Radio, in its tenth consecutive season broadcasting the World Series, will broadcast every game with Eduardo Ortega, the Spanish voice of the San Diego Padres, anchoring the coverage. Ortega will be joined by Renato Bermudez, Armando Talavera and Jose Francisco Rivera.

ESPN International will televise the World Series in Latin America, the Pacific Rim, the Caribbean and on cruise ships.

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network(s)
Mon, Oct 20 7 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN2, WatchESPN
Tue, Oct 21 TBD Baseball Tonight at the World Series ESPN.com
  7 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, Chris Berman, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN2, WatchESPN
  8 p.m. World Series: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals – Game One
Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone
ESPN Radio
  12:30 a.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed, Oct 22 TBD Baseball Tonight at the World Series ESPN.com
  7 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, Chris Berman, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN2, WatchESPN
  8 p.m. World Series: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals – Game Two
Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone
ESPN Radio
  1:30 a.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN2, WatchESPN
Fri, Oct 24 TBD Baseball Tonight at the World Series ESPN.com
  8 p.m. World Series: Kansas City Royals at San Francisco Giants – Game Three
Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone
ESPN Radio
  12 a.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sat, Oct 25 TBD Baseball Tonight at the World Series ESPN.com
  8 p.m. World Series: Kansas City Royals at San Francisco Giants – Game Four
Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone
ESPN Radio
  3 a.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun, Oct 26 TBD Baseball Tonight at the World Series ESPN.com
  7 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian, Adnan Virk
ESPN2, WatchESPN
  8 p.m. World Series: Kansas City Royals at San Francisco Giants – Game Five*
Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone
ESPN Radio
  12 a.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN2, WatchESPN
Tue, Oct 28 TBD Baseball Tonight at the World Series ESPN.com
  7 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, Chris Berman, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN2, WatchESPN
  8 p.m. World Series: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals – Game Six*
Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone
ESPN Radio
  12 a.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed, Oct 29 TBD Baseball Tonight at the World Series ESPN.com
  7 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, Chris Berman, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN2, WatchESPN
  8 p.m. World Series: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals – Game Seven*
Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone
ESPN Radio
  1 a.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN2, WatchESPN

*If necessary