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Joe Buck and Tim McCarver in the Fox

Joe Buck and Tim McCarver in the Fox booth during an MLB broadcast. Credit: Fox

Joe Buck already has the record for most World Series as a TV play-by-play man with 14, and he only is 43. So how high might that number eventually go?

Well, Fox has rights through 2013, so that should get him to 16. But Sports Business Journal reported Wednesday the network is close to keeping the event through 2021, part of MLB renewals with Fox, Turner and ESPN that would roughly double the current payouts.

“I am invested in [Fox re-signing] not because of any personal streak, but I feel like we’ve been a good partner and they’ve been a good partner for us,’’ Buck said. “There is a lot of trust there between the two sides and I think we have done a lot of fun things together.

“Obviously for personal and network reasons I’d love to see it stay here.’’

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