FOX SPORTS

MLB on FS1: Two weekly national games with at least one game exclusive to the network.
FOX Baseball Night in America: Primetime regional coverage on Saturday nights during the summer. Additional games air in September on Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons.

Joe Buck and John Smoltz return as lead team for MLB on FOX.

  • Coverage of the American League Postseason in October on FS1, with select games on FOX
  • Coverage of the 2019 World Series airs exclusively on FOX in October.
  • Coverage of the 2019 MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland on FOX.
  • National coverage of Yankees at Red Sox from London in June.

Studio: Fox Sports and FS1 host a half-hour pregame show before each broadcast.
Whiparound on FS1: Studio show of games scheduled or in progress.

Games will stream on FOX Sports Go through its homepage and app.

Lead Broadcasters: Joe Buck, John Smoltz & Ken Rosenthal
Select Play by Play: Joe Davis, Aaron Goldsmith, Len Kasper, Justin Kutcher, Don Orsillo
Select Analysts: Joe Girardi, Tom Verducci, Eric Karros. A.J. Pierzynski
Select Reporters: Jon Paul Morosi
Whiparound/Pregame Studio: Kevin Burkhardt, Chris Myers, Frank Thomas, Alex Rodriguez, Nick Swisher, Mark Sweeney, Dontrelle Willis

MLB on FS1/FOX Early Schedule

  • 3/30: Braves at Phillies, 4 pm / Giants at Padres, 8:30 pm
  • 4/6: Rangers at Angels, 4 pm / Cubs at Brewers, 7 pm
  • 4/13: Rockies at Giants, 4 pm / Mets at Braves, 7 pm
  • 4/20: Giants at Pirates, 4 pm / Dodgers at Brewers, 7 pm
  • 4/27: Brewers at Mets, 4 pm / Indians at Astros, 7 pm
  • 5/4: Cardinals at Cubs, 4 pm / Athletics at Pirates, 7 pm

Baseball Night in America & FOX National Broadcasts, Saturdays, FOX 7 p.m.

  • 5/18: Astros at Red Sox / Cubs at Nationals / Brewers at Braves
  • 5/25: Braves at Cardinals / Red Sox at Astros / Dodgers at Pirates
  • 6/1: Cubs at Cardinals / Angels at Mariners / Red Sox at Yankees
  • 6/08: Dodgers at Giants / Rockies at Mets / Cardinals at Cubs
  • 6/22: Rockies at Dodgers / Braves at Nationals / Astros at Yankees
  • 6/29: Yankees at Red Sox (London) 1 pm
  • 6/29: Dodgers at Rockies / Pirates at Brewers / Mariners at Astros (8 p.m.)
  • 7/6: Phillies at Mets / Cubs at White Sox / Angels at Astros
  • 7/13: Nationals at Phillies / Dodgers at Red Sox / Giants at Brewers
  • 9/12 & 9/19: TBA (Thursday 7 p.m.)
  • 9/28: TBA (1 p.m.)

ESPN

Sunday Night Baseball: nationally exclusive broadcast on ESPN & ESPN Radio, will move to 7 p.m. EST.
Matt Vasgersian, Jessica Mendoza, Alex Rodriguez and Buster Olney return as the SNB broadcast team. Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton return as the SNB team on ESPN Radio.

Baseball Tonight will air a weekly pregame show before SNB and roadshow broadcast during special MLB events. Baseball Tonight segments will appear on ESPN’s SportsCenter. It will not return as a nightly show.

  • Multiple national games air weekly, typically on Monday & Wednesday nights.
  • Select game from RSN broadcasts stream daily/nightly on ESPN+.
  • ESPN will air special events games in Omaha (College World Series) and Williamsports (Little League World Series), as well as several international games in Japan, Mexico, and London.
  • 11 national games on the first traditional week of the season starting Thursday March 28.
  • Multiple games airing on holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day & Labor Day.
  • National coverage of 2019 Home Run Derby in Cleveland.

Postseason: American League Wild Card Game on TV; Entire MLB Postseason on ESPN Radio.

MLB on ESPN will stream on WatchESPN.

Sunday Night Baseball: Matt Vasgersian, Alex Rodriguez, Jessica Mendoza & Buster Olney
MLB on ESPN Talent: Karl Ravech, Jon Sciambi, Dave Flemming, Rick Sutcliffe, Tim Kurkjian, Eduardo Perez, Ryan Howard, Mark Teixeira, Chris Singleton, David Ross, John Farrell, Keith Law, Jeff Passan; CC Sabathia (contributor)
SNB on ESPN Radio: Sciambi, Singleton

Opening Week

  • 3/28: Baltimore at NY Yankees, 1 pm
  • 3/28: Arizona at LA Dodgers, 4 pm
  • 3/28 Boston at Seattle, 7 pm
  • 3/31 Chi Cubs at Texas, 4 pm
  • 3/31: Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7 pm
  • 4/1: St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1 pm
  • 4/1: Chi White Sox at Cleveland, 4 pm
  • 4/1: Chi Cubs at Atlanta, 7 pm
  • 4/1: San Francisco at LA Dodgers, 10 pm
  • 4/3: Chi Cubs at Atlanta, 7 pm
  • 4/7: LA Dodgers at Colorado, 8:30 pm
  • 4/8: NY Yankees at Houston, 7 pm
  • 4/9: Toronto at Boston, 2 pm
  • 4/9: NY Yankees at Houston, 8 pm

MLB Special Broadcasts

  • 4/14: Cardinals at Reds in Mexico, 4 p.m.
  • 5/4: Astros at Angels in Mexico, 4 p.m.
  • 6/13: Tigers at Royals in Omaha, 8 p.m.
  • 6/30: Yankees at Red Sox in London 10 a.m.
  • 8/8: Cubs at Pirates in Williamsport, 7 p.m.

Sunday Night Baseball Schedule, ESPN, 7 p.m.

  • 3/31: Braves at Phillies
  • 4/7: Dodgers at Rockies (8:30 p.m.)
  • 4/14: Mets at Braves
  • 4/21: Braves at Indians
  • 4/28: Indians at Astros
  • 5/5: Cardinals at Cubs
  • 5/12: Brewers at Cubs
  • 5/19: Cubs at Nationals
  • 5/26: Braves at St. Cardinals
  • 6/2: Red Sox at Yankees

TURNER/TBS

Sunday MLB on TBS will air 13 afternoon games through the second half of the regular season.

TBS will air one co-existing broadcast per scheduled team during the season.

Exclusive coverage of the entire National League Postseason.

Ron Darling joins Ernie Johnson or Brian Anderson weekly on Sunday MLB on TBS.

Sunday MLB on TBS streams on TBS homepage and app.

Sunday MLB on TBS Schedule to be announced mid-summer.

MLB NETWORK

MLB Network airs 24-hour coverage of baseball including live games, studio shows, and original programming.

Emmy winning MLB Tonight studio show airs news, analysis and cut ins to live games.

MLB Network Showcase: Network produced broadcasts airing multiple games monthly. Games called by Bob Costas along with Jim Kaat or John Smoltz.
MLB Live Games: Simulcasts from all MLB RSNs, airing almost nightly. Local broadcasts are blacked out and replaced with alternate games.
Postseason: Two American League Divisional Series games leased from Fox Sports.

MLB Showcase: Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci, Ken Rosenthal
MLB Tonight: Greg Amsinger, Brian Kenny, Robert Flores, Fran Charles, Matt Vasgersian, Heidi Watney, Al Leiter, Dan Plesac, Harold Reynolds, Jim Thome, Pedro Martinez, Joe Girardi, Jon Heyman, Jon Paul Morosi, Joel Sherman, Jason Stark, Rosenthal, Verducci; others

MLB Network Showcase, April Schedule

  • 4/2: Phillies at Nationals
  • 4/10: Yankees at Astros
  • 4/16: Red Sox at Yankees
  • 4/23: Dodgers at Cubs

MLB Network’s Daily Programming

  • 10 am: MLB Central with Robert Flores, Lauren Shehadi, Mark DeRosa
  • 1 pm: High Heat with Christopher ‘Mad Dog’ Russo
  • 2 pm: The Rundown
  • 4 pm: MLB Now with Brian Kenny
  • 5 pm: Intentional Talk with Chris Rose & Kevin Millar
  • 6 pm & Primetime: MLB Tonight
  • Midnight: Quick Pitch with Heidi Watney

Saturday Programming

  • 10 am: Play Ball
  • 10:30 am: MLB Network Breakdown

Additional/Alternative Programs

  • MLB Network Presents (Documentaries)
  • MLB Bleacher Features (Movies)
  • Diamond Demos
  • MLB Network Countdown

Other MLB Platforms

  • Streaming of select local Regional Networks on RSN homepages & devices
  • MLB Extra Innings (Cable/Dish): Broadcasts of all MLB games (local blackouts apply)
  • Strike Zone (Cable/Dish): Rotating coverage of MLB games on Tuesdays & Friday nights
  • MLB.tv: Live internet streaming of all MLB games including the All-Star Game and postseason
  • MLB at Bat: Live Streaming app on Tablets & Smartphones (local blackouts apply)
  • DAZN ChangeUp: nightly live look-in show

Thanks to Sammy for his help in compiling this primer!

About Joe Lucia

I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.