The Los Angeles Dodgers have one of the best play-by-play announcers in all of sports in Joe Davis, who has given the fans countless great calls.
For decades, there was always one impossible thing surrounding the Los Angeles Dodgers. One thing that no matter how good or how bad the team was, would seemingly never happen.
Nobody would ever be able to follow-up the legendary Vin Scully, who was the voice of the Dodgers for 67 years and forever etched himself as one of the best sportscasters of all-time.
Joe Davis has.
At 29 years old, Davis stepped into the booth for the 2017 season to become the full-time replacement for Vin Scully, perhaps carrying the biggest weight a sportscaster could ever carry. Davis has not only done an adequate job of carrying the torch, he has given it a new flame.
Dodger fans are lucky to have Davis as he has made the transition from Scully as seamless as it could be. In his three seasons as the full-time play-by-play announcer, Davis has given the fans countless great calls to go along with great memories.
With all of us missing Dodger baseball right now, we decided to rank our five favorite Joe Davis calls with the Dodgers, showcasing how good at his job he really is.
5. “Rain clear, lightning strikes, Dodgers lead in the ninth”
This might not be the first call that comes to mind when thinking about Joe Davis as the Dodgers did not even win the game that this occurred in.
With a one-run deficit in the top of the ninth against the Philadelphia Phillies, Matt Beaty stepped up and delivered a missile home run over the right-center wall to give the Dodgers the lead after a lengthy rain delay.
A bloop single with one out and runners on the corner cut the deficit to one for the Phillies as A.J. Pollock just narrowly missed a sliding catch. Bryce Harper then laced a line drive to center that got past Pollock and the Phillies won 9-8.
While it may not have resulted in a favorable result like the other games on this list, this call is the perfect encapsulation of the poetry that Davis can create out of a moment and is one of his most overlooked calls.