ESPN today announced its broadcast team for the 2021 season of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell: the exclusive, national Major League Baseball game of the week. The team of World Series Champion and analyst Alex Rodriguez, play-by-play voice Matt Vasgersian, and reporter Buster Olney will return for their second season as a trio and their fourth season together overall.
Sunday Night Baseball – ESPN’s signature Major League Baseball franchise – will return for its 32nd season in 2021, featuring the game’s biggest superstars in action. Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell is the exclusive, national MLB game of the week, generally airing at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and streaming via the ESPN App.
ESPN is providing ongoing Major League Baseball coverage, including breaking news and reports surrounding the 2020 virtual Baseball Winter Meetings. Digital content includes daily columns and video updates, while ESPN MLB reporters will provide updates on news and information platforms, including SportsCenter.
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ESPN today announced it will nationally televise 11 Major League Baseball 2021 season-opening games in its first week starting with Opening Day on Thursday, April 1. That day ESPN will televise a quadrupleheader with approximately 13 consecutive hours of Opening Day game action.
ESPN’s exclusive English-language coverage of the 2020 KBO League season culminates with the 2020 Korean Series, which begins Tuesday, November 17 at 4:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2.
ESPN today announced its coverage plans for the KBO League postseason, which begins on November 1 at 1 a.m. ET on ESPNEWS. The games will air live across ESPN2 and ESPNNEWS, culminating with the Korean Series on ESPN2.
ESPN will exclusively televise its 10th Rawlings Gold Glove Awards Show on Tuesday, November 3, at 8 p.m. ET from its Bristol, Conn. studios. Veteran baseball commentator Karl Ravech will host the one-hour show and unveil the winners with analyst and five-time Gold Glove Award winner Mark Teixeira. The show will also be available to stream live via the ESPN App.
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ESPN Radio will provide national coverage of the 2020 Major League Baseball World Series as the Los Angeles Dodgers and Mookie Betts square off with the Tampa Bay Rays and Randy Arozarena at the neutral site of Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas – home of the Texas Rangers.
ESPN’s coverage of last week’s inaugural Major League Baseball Wild Card Series, which included 16 exclusive telecasts across ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, reached 43,764,000 fans in the U.S., according to Nielsen. The reach is up from 15,061,000 fans for last year’s single ESPN Wild Card Game telecast and up from 21,600,000 for both 2019 MLB Wild Card Game telecasts combined.
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Cardinals Pitcher Adam Wainwright Joins FS1 Booth for Marlins-Braves Series
FOX Sports Digital to Host Championship Series Watch Parties
LOS ANGELES – Emmy Award winner Joe Buck and first-ballot Hall of Famer John Smoltz team for their fifth consecutive FOX MLB Postseason, as Brad Zager, FOX Sports Executive Vice President, Head of Production & Operations and Executive Producer, announces the 2020 FOX MLB Postseason talent lineup today.
Home to the National League Division Series (NLDS) presented by Doosan, Nationals League Championship Series (NLCS) presented by Camping World and its 23rd consecutive World Series, FOX Sports opens its MLB Postseason coverage Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 2:00 PM ET on FS1 with the Miami Marlins vs. the Atlanta Braves from Minute Maid Park in Houston. Calling the game, Adam Amin makes his FOX MLB Postseason debut alongside World Series champion AJ Pierzynski and Emmy Award-winning reporter Tom Verducci.
St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright, a 2006 World Series champion with the Cardinals, joins the FS1 booth as an analyst for the Marlins-Braves series. Wainwright brings extraordinary experience and insight, having pitched in eight MLB Postseasons, including this season.
Later in the day, acclaimed play-by-play announcer Joe Davis, Smoltz and Emmy Award-winning reporter Ken Rosenthal cover the action, as the San Diego Padres take on the Los Angeles Dodgers from Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas on FS1 at 9:30 PM ET.
Buck, calling his 23rd Fall Classic, reunites with Smoltz, Rosenthal and Verducci for the NLCS and World Series.
In the studio, pregame and postgame coverage returns the highly touted, Emmy Award-winning cast of experts and entertainers. Host Kevin Burkhardt anchors the desk of familiar faces with Hall of Famer Frank Thomas and World Series champions Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz. World Series champion and two-time MLB All-Star Dontrelle Willis joins for select games throughout the MLB Postseason as a pitching analyst.
Further enhancing the viewing experience, fans are invited to participate in interactive watch parties hosted by FOX Sports broadcasters and special guests during select Championship Series contests and each game of the World Series on the new FOX Sports app, FOXSports.com and FOX Sports social platforms. The FOX Sports app is also the exclusive home to special bonus feeds, including bullpen cameras, allowing viewers to keep track of who’s warming up at all times; and the celebration cam, highlighting the National League and World Series winners. FOX MLB analyst Nick Swisher offers additional reaction and analysis on FOX Sports social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, throughout the postseason.
The leader in Spanish-language MLB coverage for more than two decades, FOX Deportes’ unparalleled roster is led by veteran play-by-play announcers Adrian Garcia Marquez and Rolando Nichols alongside analyst and former MLB infielder Edgar Gonzalez. Experienced broadcasters Carlos Alvarez and Jaime Motta round out the network’s lineup.