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World Series champion Dusty Baker joining TBS MLB coverage

Legendary former MLB player and manager Dusty Baker is returning to broadcasting.

According to information obtained by The Washington Post, Baker will be part of TBS’ MLB studio coverage primarily for playoff games but will also make occasional appearances during regular season coverage.

Baker, 75, served in a similar role for TBS in 2015 and also worked as an analyst for ESPN during the 2006 and 2007 playoffs.

World Series champion Dusty Baker will join TBS’s MLB postseason baseball coverage, The Washington Post has learned. Getty Images

The TBS studio show will feature analysts Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Rollins and Curtis Granderson, along with several hosts including Lauren Shehadi.

TBS, which will broadcast every ALDS and ALCS game this season, is a Turner Sports/Warner Bros. Discovery company.

A WBD Sport spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.

Baker won World Series championships as a player with the Dodgers in 1981 and as manager of the Astros in 2022.

Dusty Baker will announce his retirement on Oct. 26, 2023, holding up his Astros World Series ring. AP
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker leans against a fence during a spring training baseball practice, Thursday, February 13, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Florida. AP

His MLB career lasted from 1968 to 1986, playing for the Braves, Dodgers, Giants and Athletics, and was a two-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner.

He managed for a total of 26 years from 1993 to 2023 with the Giants, Cubs, Reds, Nationals and Astros.