ESPN today announced its game selection for the June 11 edition of the exclusive, full-national Sunday Night Baseball telecast presented by Taco Bell: The Boston Red Sox and Mookie Betts will host the Detroit Tigers and Miguel Cabrera from Fenway Park at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Two-time World Series Champion David Ross will make his debut as an ESPN analyst this week on Wednesday Night Baseball (May 17). Ross will join play-by-play commentator Jon Sciambi and analyst Aaron Boone to provide analysis as the Boston Red Sox visit the National League Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals. The telecast starts at 8 p.m. ET.
ESPN’s Global Game series, which celebrates various cultural influences on the game of baseball, returns Monday, May 15 with a special episode of Monday Night Baseball presented by USAA: The Miami Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton host the Houston Astros and Carlos Correa at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla., at 7 p.m. ET. on ESPN. The May 15 Global Game will focus on Puerto Rico.
ESPN’s Béisbol Experience is a comprehensive, dual-language editorial initiative, which is exploring an important and complex question – ‘what does it mean to be a Latino player today in Major League Baseball?’ During the 2017 MLB season, ESPN’s domestic and international platforms are providing compelling content related to that significant question through deep reporting, immersive storytelling and hundreds of interviews and profiles, in both English and Spanish.
ESPN today announced it has re-signed veteran MLB analyst Eduardo Pérez with a new multiyear deal. Pérez provides analysis primarily on ESPN’s Monday Night Baseball (since 2016) with additional appearances on Wednesday Night Baseball. He also provides commentary across ESPN’s news and information programming, including SportsCenter, which he has done since 2014 when he returned to ESPN.
The total live audience (television + streaming) for ESPN’s 16 MLB game telecasts in April was up 19 percent from last year, averaging 1,352,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. On television, ESPN generated 1,315,000 average viewers (p2+), up 18 percent from last April, and ESPN’s average minute streaming audience of 37,000 viewers was up 100 percent from April 2016.
ESPN today announced its Holiday Baseball telecasts presented by Land Rover for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, which includes a tripleheader featuring division leaders from both the American League and National League.
Intentional Talk to Debut May 1 on ESPN2, Continue to Air on MLB Network As part of a new collaborative effort between ESPN and MLB Network, the two entities today announced that ESPN will add MLB Network’s popular studio program Intentional Talk to its afternoon lineup starting Monday, May 1. The year-round, weekday show will … Read More
ESPN today announced an update to its Monday Night Baseball presented by USAA schedule for May 1: the Boston Red Sox, expected to be led by red-hot starting pitcher Chris Sale, will host the Baltimore Orioles and slugger Mark Trumbo at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. The telecast will be subject to local blackout restrictions in both the Boston and Baltimore markets. This telecast replaces the previously selected Cleveland Indians-Detroit Tigers matchup.
ESPN’s exclusive MLB Opening Night telecast, in which the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-3, was the company’s most-watched Opening Night game ever, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. It delivered an average total live audience (television + streaming) of 3,707,000 average viewers, up 26 percent from 2,947,000 total live viewers for last year’s New York Mets-Kansas City Royals World Series rematch.