MLB Players Including Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson & Pablo Sandoval to Play Chinese Taipei National Team
Series of Five Games to Air November 1-6
Secaucus, N.J., October 25, 2011 – MLB Network will televise all five games of the 2011 Taiwan All-Star Series between MLB players, including Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Pablo Sandoval, and the Chinese Taipei national team from November 1-6. Greg Amsinger and Larry Bowa will call the games.
The MLB roster showcases players from 17 Major League clubs, including Detroit Tigers reliever Phil Coke and Milwaukee Brewers reliever LaTroy Hawkins, who are fresh off from competing in the 2011 MLB Postseason, as well as Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim infielder Erick Aybar, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, Florida Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison, Washington Nationals infielder Michael Morse, Boston Red Sox outfielder Josh Reddick and San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres. Washington Nationals pitcher Chien-Ming Wang and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo, who were both born in Taiwan, will pitch for the Chinese Taipei national team. Giants manager Bruce Bochy will manage the MLB team. The complete current roster accompanies this release.
The first game of the series, played at XinZhuang Stadium in New Taipei City, will air on MLB Network on Tuesday, November 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Games two and three, played at Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung, will air on November 3 and 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET, and games four and five, played at Chengcing Lake Stadium in Kaohsiung, will air at 5:00 p.m. ET on November 5 and at 9:00 p.m. ET on November 6. The complete game schedule is available here.
Coverage of the series will be featured across MLB Network’s offseason studio shows Hot Stove and Intentional Talk. MLB Network previously featured international baseball with its telecast of the 2009 World Baseball Classic, the 2009 and 2010 Caribbean World Series, and the 2009 IBAF World Cup.
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