Mike "Doc" Emrick made his much-anticipated appearance behind the microphone of a Major League Baseball game when he shared MLB Network's broadcast booth with longtime NBC Sports broadcaster Bob Costas during the Pittsburgh Pirates' 8-4 win against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park on Friday.
Emrick, the lead announcer for the NHL on NBC, is also a longtime Pirates fan whose dream was to call a Pirates game. He shared some thoughts after Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen hit a two-out double in the third inning.
Video: Emrick calls McCutchen's double in the 3rd inning
"What a relief that is for Andrew McCutchen, come back home where he's been a better hitter at home than he has been away, and strike a big one against [Cubs starter] Jake Arrieta," Emrick said.
Emrick also showed off his home-run call, even though it came against his beloved Pirates, when Cubs catcher Miguel Montero hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning that tied the game 3-3.
"High, and deep … and gone," Emrick said.
Video: Emrick calls Montero's game-tying home run
Emrick then analyzed Josh Bell's emotions after the Pirates prospect got his first Major League hit in his first at-bat, a seventh-inning single against Arrieta that set up a four-run Pirates rally.
Video: Emrick and Costas calls Bell's first MLB hit