ESPN will provide comprehensive coverage of the first-ever MLB Little League Classic on Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell, Aug. 20, from the renovated Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa. – the location of the Little League World Series. The MLB Little League Classic – the St. Louis Cardinals vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates – starts at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. The MLB Little League Classic is a special regular-season game, which will celebrate youth baseball and support MLB’s PLAY BALL initiative.
ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will once again combine to present all 32 games at the 71st Little League World Series presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods from Williamsport Pa., August 17-27. ABC will showcase five games throughout the tournament including the International Championship and United States Championship on Aug. 26, and the Little League Baseball World Series Championship on Aug. 27. ESPN and ESPN2 will televise 27 games beginning Aug. 17 including the Third Place Game on Sunday, Aug. 27. All coverage of the Little League World Series is also available streaming on the ESPN App.
ESPN will televise a Holiday Baseball presented by Land Rover afternoon doubleheader on Labor Day, Monday, September 4. At 1 p.m. ET, Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds will host Travis Shaw and the Milwaukee Brewers in a full national telecast from Great American Ball Park.
Documentary Directed by Jonathan Hock, Produced by Thomas Tull, and Narrated by Josh Brolin ESPN Films will debut the documentary “World Beaters” on Sunday, August 13 at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film tells the enchanting history of the Little League Baseball World Series tournament in which Maine-Endwell, an undefeated team from the southern … Read More
ESPN today announced it has selected its exclusive, full-national Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell telecast for August 27: the National League East-leading Washington Nationals and Bryce Harper will host the New York Mets and Yoenis Céspedes at Nationals Park at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Schedule Culminates with ESPN’s Multi-Platform Coverage of 32 Little League World Series Games from Williamsport, Pa., August 17-27 Nearly 40 Commentators Planned to Contribute to the Nearly 300 Hours of Coverage ESPN today announced it will showcase a record 140 Little League Baseball and Softball games, including every U.S. regional baseball game and five divisional … Read More
ESPN today announced it has selected two matchups for its exclusive, full-national Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell schedule in August. On August 6, the National League-leading Los Angeles Dodgers and Cody Bellinger visit the New York Mets and Michael Conforto at Citi Field. The following week, on August 13, the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox and Mookie Betts travel to the Bronx to take on the New York Yankees and 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby champion Aaron Judge.
ESPN today announced it has selected its exclusive, full-national Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell telecast for July 30: the current National League-leading Los Angeles Dodgers will host the San Francisco Giants at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
ESPN’s 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby telecast was the most-watched since 2008 and the second-most watched since 1999, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. ESPN generated an average total live audience of 8,689,000 viewers, up 55 percent from last year. The total live audience includes ESPN, ESPN2’s Spanish-language simulcast, ESPN Deportes and English and Spanish streaming viewers.
ESPN’s 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby telecast delivered a 5.5 metered market rating, making it the highest-rated Home Run Derby since 2009, according to Nielsen. The rating for the rating telecast is up 38 percent from last year (4.0). It peaked with a 6.2 rating from 9:15-9:30 p.m. ET.