ESPN The Magazine’s MLB Preview Issue highlights various players to watch this season including an in depth profile of Corey Seager, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ big-hitting phenom and reigning National League rookie of the year. Although his 6-4 frame isn’t built for shortstop, his work ethic and meticulous preparation are. The piece also explores Seager’s fear of failure as the catalyst behind his hard work and his success.
Continuing an upward ratings trend for baseball on ESPN Deportes, the network wrapped up its exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2017 World Baseball Classic with the championship game featuring the United States vs Puerto Rico Wednesday, March 22, delivering top ratings. The final marked the largest audience for a baseball game on Spanish-language television and viewing for the overall tournament on ESPN Deportes finished up 67 percent from 2013.
ESPN1000 Chicago, the number-one-rated sports talk radio station in the city, will welcome World Series heroes Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs who will make weekly appearances on the station throughout the 2017 MLB season.
ESPN will exclusively televise the MLB Little League Classic on Sunday Night Baseball from Williamsport, Pa. – site of the Little League World Series – on Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. ET. The MLB Little League Classic will feature the St. Louis Cardinals against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a special regular-season game, which will celebrate youth baseball and support MLB’s PLAY BALL initiative.
ESPN1000, the number one rated sports talk radio station in Chicago, will welcome World Series heroes Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber, who will make weekly appearances on the station throughout the 2017 MLB season.
SportsCenter on the Road powered by Ford will begin its Spring Training bus tour, providing on-site updates from around the league and interviews with key players, this Saturday, Feb. 18, from the Chicago Cubs camp in Mesa, AZ. SportsCenter anchor Jay Crawford will be hosting the coverage throughout the day Saturday with Sunday Night Baseball analysts Aaron Boone and Jessica Mendoza and reporters Tim Kurkjian and Pedro Gomez. Coverage from the Cubs’ camp continues Sunday, anchored by Matt Barrie. Sunday coverage will include Barrie speaking with the Cubs’ owner Tom Ricketts, Mendoza with manager Joe Maddon and Crawford with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.
ESPN announced today its five-game 2017 MLB Spring Training schedule highlighted by a game from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The day before the regular season begins, ESPN’s Spring Training schedule concludes with the Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals on April 1 at 2 p.m. ET. from Max Bishop Stadium, home of the Naval Academy’s baseball team. Naval Academy midshipmen and select members of the U.S. Navy will be in attendance for the game.
Mark Teixeira, a World Series Champion and three-time All-Star first baseman, has joined ESPN as a Major League Baseball analyst. In the multi-year agreement, Teixeira will regularly contribute to ESPN’s MLB studio coverage, SportsCenter and additional ESPN platforms, including ESPN Radio. The 14-year MLB veteran is expected to being during ESPN’s 2017 Spring Training coverage.
Haga click para leer en español Exclusive multiplatform coverage of the Series live from Culiacan, Mexico, featuring Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Mexico, leading up to the 2017 World Baseball Classic. ESPN Deportes presents exclusive, multimedia live coverage of the 2017 Caribbean Series from Culiacan, Mexico, starting on Wednesday, February 1 at 5 … Read More
ESPN MLB Insider Keith Law answered questions today about his MLB top prospects feature. Law’s 2017 project began on January 18 with farm system rankings and continues through February 3 with prospect sleeper selections. This year also marked Law’s 10th annual Top 100 prospect list that highlights the best talent at the minor league … Read More