Dodgers hire 27-year-old TV announcer Joe Davis for 2016
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have hired a 27-year-old announcer to join their broadcast booth in 2016, which is expected to be Vin Scully's final season on the air.
Joe Davis joins the Dodgers from Fox Sports, where he calls major league baseball and college football and basketball. The team said Wednesday that he will continue in that job.
Davis will call 50 road television games on SportsNet LA with Orel Hershiser and Nomar Garciaparra. Charley Steiner will handle TV play-by-play for the other road games on the team's TV home and join Rick Monday on radio broadcasts.
Scully, who turns 88 on Nov. 29, has said he expects next year to be his 67th and last season.
Davis says he's honored to have the opportunity and calls the Dodgers ''one of the great organizations in all of sports.''
In 2012, Davis joined ESPN and called college baseball, basketball, football, hockey and softball. He is from Potterville, Michigan, and graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin.