Analysts Kirk Gibson and Luis Gonzalez – Authors of Two of the Biggest Walk-Off Hits in World Series History — Join Brendan Burke (Play-by-Play) in MLB Sunday Leadoff Booth
Ahmed Fareed Hosts Pregame Coverage on Peacock at 11 a.m. ET, Alongside Former World Series Champion Nick Swisher
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 8, 2023 – National League Rookie of the Year candidate Corbin Carroll and the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks visit two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers on MLB Sunday Leadoff this Sunday, June 11, at 11:35 a.m. ET exclusively on Peacock.
Play-by-play announcer Brendan Burke will be joined in the MLB Sunday Leadoff booth at Comerica Park by analysts Kirk Gibson and Luis Gonzalez, who have both provided walk-off World Series heroics. Game analysis in the MLB Sunday Leadoff booth is provided each week by announcers from the participating teams.
A two-time World Series champion and 1988 NL MVP, Gibson had a 17-year MLB career (1979-95) including 12 seasons with the Tigers from 1979-87 and 1993-95. Gibson authored one of the most memorable plays in World Series history during Game 1 of the 1988 World Series with the Dodgers, hitting a pinch-hit, walk-off home run against Hall of Fame reliever Dennis Eckersley with two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning. Gibson, who was dealing with injuries in both legs, was forced him to limp around the bases to score the winning run. Gibson was the Diamondbacks manager from 2010-14 and was named the 2011 NL Manager of the Year after leading Arizona to a 94-68 record and an NL West division title. He currently serves as a Tigers analyst on Bally Sports Detroit.
Gonzalez, a 19-year MLB outfielder, spent eight seasons with the Diamondbacks from 1999-2006. During his tenure with Arizona, Gonzalez was a five-time All-Star and helped lead the Diamondbacks to their first World Series title in 2001. In Game 7 of the 2001 World Series vs. the Yankees, Gonzalez hit a walk-off RBI single off Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera — one of nine title-clinching walk-off hits in World Series history. Gonzalez currently serves as a Diamondbacks analyst on Bally Sports Arizona.
This week’s MLB Sunday Leadoff coverage begins with the pregame show at 11 a.m. ET on Peacock. Ahmed Fareed is the pre- and postgame host of MLB Sunday Leadoff and also serves as the in-game reporter.
Former World Series champion Nick Swisher, who had a 12-year MLB career, will serve as this week’s pre- and postgame analyst alongside Fareed.
How to Watch:
|Sun., June 11||MLB Sunday Leadoff Pregame||11 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., June 11||Diamondbacks vs. Tigers||11:35 a.m.||Peacock|
- Play by Play: Brendan Burke
- Analysts: Kirk Gibson and Luis Gonzalez
- Pre- and Postgame Host/In-game Reporter: Ahmed Fareed
- Pre- and Postgame Analyst: Nick Swisher
Beginning on Sunday, April 23, when the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies hosted the Colorado Rockies from Citizens Bank Park, Peacock will stream an NBC Sports-produced baseball game live in 19 of 20 weeks. Each game will feature NBC Sports-produced pre- and post-game shows on Peacock.
On each of the 19 Sundays that Peacock presents a game, it will be scheduled as the exclusive home of live MLB action until 1:35 p.m. ET that day, when the remainder of the day’s schedule will begin. The package will include start times of 11:35 a.m. ET (six games), 12:05 p.m. ET (10 games), and 1:05 p.m. ET (three games).
The MLB Sunday Leadoff package began in 2022 with 18 exclusive Sunday morning games on Peacock, continuing NBC Sports’ storied baseball tradition. The first Major League Baseball television broadcast was a 1939 Cincinnati Reds-Brooklyn Dodgers doubleheader on W2XBS (the precursor to WNBC-TV) in New York.
NBC Sports was a home to the first World Series broadcast in 1947, the first All-Star Game nationally broadcast in 1952, and has televised 39 World Series – more than any other network. Additionally, from 1957-2000, NBC Sports was home to a wealth of baseball programming, including Game of the Week and Monday Night Baseball telecasts, more than 30 All-Star Games, and countless Postseason moments.
Peacock’s expansive programming offers the most live sports of any SVOD service in the United States, including live coverage of Sunday Night Football, Olympic Games, Premier League, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, Big Ten football (beginning in September), and much more. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel.
To learn more about Peacock and MLB Sunday Leadoff, including how to sign up, click here.
2023 MLB Sunday Leadoff Schedule on Peacock
|June 11||11:35 a.m.||Arizona Diamondbacks at Detroit Tigers|
|June 18||1:05 p.m.||Baltimore Orioles at Chicago Cubs|
|July 2||12:05 p.m.||Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles|
|July 9||12:05 p.m.||Texas Rangers at Washington Nationals|
|July 16||12:05 p.m.||San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates|
|July 23||12:05 p.m.||San Diego Padres at Detroit Tigers|
|July 30||12:05 p.m.||Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays|
|August 6||12:05 p.m.||Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Guardians|
|August 13||12:05 p.m.||Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox|
|August 20||1:05 p.m.||Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros|
|August 27||12:05 p.m.||Los Angeles Angels at New York Mets|
|September 3||1:05 p.m.||Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers|