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Little League World Series Announcers And Commentators 2023

By Biraj Khanal / 17 August 2023 07:26 AM

LLWS 2023 has started from 16th August at Lamade Stadium, Williamsport
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Little League World Series announcers 2023 team members are Todd Frazier, Mike Monaco, and Karl Ravech. Julie Foudy works as a reporter for the team.

The 2023 Little League World Series began in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on the 16th of August and will end on the 27th of August. The Champions from different regions will compete in the bigger stage for the Ultimate Trophy, the LLWS Trophy.

As far as the broadcasting rights are concerned for the tournament, ESPN Network platforms like ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC will combinely cover all 38 games throughout the series. 

The coverage started today with eight hours of continued baseball actions starting at 1 PM ET on ESPN.

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball analyst Eduardo Perez will also be serving as a game analyst throughout the LLWS alongside Xavier Scruggs.

Frazier who will be on the broadcast team is a Little League Hall of Famer, and he will also be calling games alongside Mendoza and Monaco.

LLWS TV Announcers

Announcer for Little League World Series is Mike Monaco with Karl Ravech on commentating duties. 

ESPN Broadcasting team during 2022 LLWS game including Monaco ( left) and Scruggs ( centre)
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Mike Monaco

Mike Monaco is the announcer 2023 Little League World Series and will be announcing several games throughout the tournament.

He will be regularly calling the games in Williamsport alongside Sruggs, Kurkjian, and reporter Salazar.

Monaco is a television play-by-play announcer for ESPN and its networks and is also the play-by-play voice for the MLB team Boston Red Sox on NESN. 

He joined ESPN in 2019 after working for two years with FOX Sports and Big Ten. He has also worked in telecasting for White Sox, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Blackhawks games.

For the 2023 LLWS, Mike will be in the play-by-play announcing duties for more than 16 games out of 38 throughout the tournament and will be assisted by Ravech, Mendoza and Frazier, and other members.

He will also be in his announcing duties for the T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby Championship which is happening at 5 PM ET on Thursday, 24th August.

Little league world series announcers and commentators are ready for the full actionpack tournament which started on 16th August 2023. 

LLWS Commentators And Analysts

Little League World Series commentators are Karl Ravech and Todd Frazier. Ravech will be calling multiple games throughout the tournament.

The 2023 MLB Little League Classic on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball will be called by Ravech alongside analysts Eduardo Perez, and David Cone, and reporter Buster Olney on ESPN.

Here is the list of ESPN LLWS TV commentators and analysts from the broadcasting team for the LLWS 2023:

  • Todd Frazier - Play-By-Play Commentator
  • Karl Ravech - Play-By-Play Commentator
  • Xavier Scruggs - Baseball Analyst
  • Jessica Mendoza - Color Commentator/ Analyst
  • Eduardo Perez - Game Analyst
  • Tim Kurkjian - Analyst/writer
  • Sebastian Salazar - Reporter
  • Julie Foudy - Reporter

Karl Ravech

Karl Ravech is an American TV personality who has been working as a play-by-play commentator for the ESPN Network.

Ravech (right) at the ESPN booth alonsgide Perez(right) and Cone ( center)
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Being a native of Massachusetts, he completed his Bachelor's degree in communication in 1987 and Master's Degree in Management and Leadership in 1990.

Before joining ESPN, He used to work at WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for three years in a commentator role. He joined ESPN in 1993.

Ravech has been providing commentary for ESPN and ABC coverage of the Little League World Series since 2006 in Williamsport, PA. Besides, he has also commentated on NCAA College World Series, golf, college basketball, and the KBO league (2020).

He has been part of the Sunday Night Baseball broadcasting team since 2022 and provides play-by-play commentating duties.

Todd Frazier

Todd Frazier is a Little League Hall of Famer and an American former third baseman for MLB teams including Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers.

Fazier during the 2023 MLB opening day game of the Cincinnati Reds
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He was a part of the Toms River East American LL All-Star team who won the New Jersey State tournament and the US East Regionals championship at the age of 12. His team advanced to the 1998 LLWS in Williamsport, PA.

He had his best performance at the World Series where they defeated Kashima Little League from Japan by a 12-9 score where Frazier went 4-4 with a leadoff home run and also recorded the game-winning strikeouts sealing the win.

With the tournament just being started, he vows to expand his TV duties by joining the ESPN broadcasting team for the Little League World Series 2023 alongside other team members.

He was assisted by Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian in his first LLWS game between Southwest and Mitlantic Region on 16th August.

TV Analysts and reporters for the team include Xavier Scruggs, Sebastian Salazar, and Eduardo Perez.

Xavier Scruggs

Xavier Scruggs is an American former baseball first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins, and NC Dinos in KBO League.

Scruggs during the MLB Friday Night Baseball show
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He was drafted by the Mariners in the 50th round of the 2005 MLB draft and was called up for the Majors in 2014. Later he signed a minor league deal with Miami Marlins and was called to play for Triple-A as a first baseman. 

Ending his playing career, he joined the Cardinals operating department as the inclusion consultant for the team and later joined ESPN as an analyst. He has been providing his game analysis since 2001.

Now, he is on the ESPN broadcasting panel for covering the whole Little League tournaments happening this August providing his analyst duties for the team.

Jessica Mendoza

Jessica Mendoza is a former softball player and an American sportscaster who serves as a color commentator and an analyst for the ESPN Network and LA Dodgers on Spectrum SportsNet LA.

 Mendoza in a gorgeous black outfit carrying a baseball bat during shoot on 31st July
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In her playing days, she was a collegiate four-time first-team All-American and two-time Olympic medalist. She was also a member of the US Women's National Softball team from 2004-2010. 

She worked as an analyst for three years in Sunday Night Baseball but get dropped in 2019 and is continuing as an ESPN baseball analyst. 

Now, she is among the lead broadcasting members for the LLWS 2023 alongside Ravech and Monaco and will be covering the entire tournament analysis from ESPN and ABC combined coverage. 

LLWS On Radio

Little League World Series radio broadcast will be available on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.

Besides ESPN, LLWS radio broadcasts will be made available on other radio platforms if they are signed with the Little League through formal agreement contracts. 

Different radio contracts were made available, including Terrestrial Radio Contracts, Simulcasting Contracts, which include radio and TV. 

The MLB Little League Classic, which will be happening in between the LLWS in Williamsport, PA will also be available on ESPN Radio with Roxy Bernstein assisted by an analyst Doug Glanville.

The Spanish team includes Ernesto Jerez, Luis Alfredo Alvarez, and Guillermo Celis who will be providing commentary during the event.

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