Hall of Famer and TBS Analyst Cal Ripken to Join Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz in the Booth
“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues September 9 at 1:30 p.m. ET with TBS MLB analyst and Hall of Famer Cal Ripken joining Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and John Smoltz (analyst) in the broadcast booth to serve as a game analyst for the first time in his career. The trio will call a match-up of American League postseason contenders when the Baltimore Orioles host the New York Yankees from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The booth appearance will conclude a special week for Ripken, who will have a statue unveiled in his honor on Thursday, September 6, the 17th anniversary of becoming baseball’s “Iron Man.”
In October, TBS will exclusively televise the American League (AL) and National League (NL) Wild Card games and will once again provide coverage of all four MLB Division Series (DS) and exclusive coverage of the American League Championship Series (ALCS). TBS has broadcast MLB games for more than 30 years, including the MLB Division Series (DS) and one League Championship Series (LCS) since 2007, and was the home of Atlanta Braves coverage from 1977 to 2007.
The network will announce future games on its schedule coinciding with its selection windows. The games included in the TBS MLB package will not be televised in the team’s home television territory.
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“SUNDAY MLB ON TBS” SCHEDULE:
|Sun., September 9|
|1:30 p.m. ET||New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles|
|Announcers: Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Cal Ripken and John Smoltz (analysts)|
UPCOMING “SUNDAY MLB ON TBS” SCHEDULE:
|Sun., September 16|
|1 p.m.||Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees|
|Announcers: Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and John Smoltz (analysts)|