MLB on FOX & FS1

  • FOX airs Baseball Night in America on Saturday nights during the summer, with additional games in September. FS1 airs multiple games on Saturdays, with select midweek broadcasts.
  • Joe Buck and John Smoltz lead the FOX broadcast team calling the All-Star Game and the World Series on FOX. FS1 will air the American League Postseason, including two Divisional Series and the Championship Series.
  • MLB on FOX special events include the All-Star Game in Atlanta, the Field of Dreams Game in Iowa, and a Subway Series game in New York on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
  • Games may be broadcast remotely because of COVID-19 protocols and precautions.
  • MLB on FOX/FS1 can be streamed on FOX Sports.com and other FOX streaming platforms

Lead broadcasters: Joe Buck, John Smoltz & Ken Rosenthal; Tom Verducci during the Postseason.
Play by play: Adam Amin, Kevin Burkhardt, Joe Davis, Aaron Goldsmith, Len Kasper
Analysts: A.J. Pierzynski, Eric Karros, John Smoltz
Reporters: Ken Rosenthal, Tom Verducci
Studio: Kevin Burkhardt, Chris Myers; Frank Thomas, Alex Rodriguez, Nick Swisher, Mark Sweeney, David Ortiz

FOX National Broadcasts, Saturdays, FOX 7 p.m.

  • May 22: Cubs at Cardinals; Red Sox at Phillies; Dodgers at Giants
  • May 29: Braves at Mets; Brewers at Nationals; Giants at Dodgers
  • June 5: Dodgers at Braves; Red Sox at Yankees; Cubs at Giants
  • June 12: Giants at Nationals; Cardinals at Cubs; Astros at Twins
  • June 19: Reds at Padres; Cardinals at Braves; White Sox at Astros
  • June 26: Cubs at Dodgers; Yankees at Red Sox
  • July 3: Astros at Indians; Dodgers at Nationals; Red Sox at A’s
  • July 10: Cardinals at Cubs; Yankees at Astros; Reds at Brewers
  • July 13: MLB All-Star Game at Truist Park, Atlanta
  • July 17: Red Sox at Yankees; Giants at Cardinals; Astros at White Sox
  • Aug 12: Yankees at White Sox (Field of Dreams Game in Iowa)
  • Sep 11: Yankees at Mets (9/11 Commemorative Weekend)
  • Sep 18 – Oct 2: Games TBA

ESPN & Sunday Night Baseball

  • ESPN will exclusively broadcast Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN & ESPN Radio Sunday nights at 7 p.m. Matt Vasgersian, Alex Rodriguez, and Buster Olney return as the SNB broadcast team.  Each broadcast begins with Baseball Tonight Countdown.
  • ESPN will air at least two weeknight games each week.
  • ESPN will air 11 games in the first week of the season and multiple holiday special games during the summer. Special events include the Home Run Derby in Atlanta and the Little League Classic at Williamsport.
  • ESPN will air the AL Wild Card Game on TV and broadcast the entire MLB Postseason, including the World Series on ESPN Radio.
  • ESPN+ will stream select RSN broadcasts nightly.
  • Games may be broadcast remotely due to COVID-19 protocols and precautions.
  • MLB on ESPN will stream on ESPN+ and other ESPN platforms

Sunday Night Baseball: Matt Vasgersian, Alex Rodriguez & Buster Olney
SNB on ESPN Radio: Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton
Talent: Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian, Doug Glanville, Jessica Mendoza, Rick Sutcliffe, Eduardo Perez, Jeff Passan
Play by play: Jason Benetti, Dave Flemming, Dan Shulman, Jon Sciambi

Sunday Night Baseball Schedule, ESPN 7 p.m.

  • April 4:  White Sox at Angels (8:30 p.m.)
  • April 11: Phillies at Braves
  • April 18: Braves at Cubs
  • April 25: Padres at Dodgers
  • May 2:  Mets at Phillies
  • May 9: Phillies at Braves
  • May 16: Cardinals at Padres
  • May 23: Cubs at Cardinals
  • May 30: Braves at Mets
  • July 4:  Mets at Yankees
  • July 15: Red Sox at Yankees (Thursday)
  • July 18: Red Sox at Yankees
  • Aug 22: Angels at Indians (Little League Classic at Williamsport)
  • Sep 12: Yankees at Mets (9/11 Commemorative Weekend)

TURNER SUNDAY MLB ON TBS

  • MLB on TBS will air weekly Sunday afternoon games beginning in June. TBS will air one co-existing broadcast per scheduled team.
  • TBS will broadcast the entire National League Postseason, including the Wild Card, Divisional Series, and the Championship Series.
  • Ron Darling joins Ernie Johnson or Brian Anderson weekly on Sunday MLB on TBS.  Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Rollins, Jeff Francoeur, or Joe Simpson may appear.
  • Games may be broadcast remotely due to COVID-19 protocols and precautions.
  • Sunday MLB on TBS streams on TBS homepage and app.  The schedule will be announced later this summer.

MLB NETWORK

  • MLB Network airs coverage of baseball with live games, studio shows, and programming.
  • MLB Tonight is the flagship nightly studio show airing news, analysis, and live games reports.
  • MLB Network Showcase will produce and broadcast select games.  MLBN will also air two playoff games, airing one AL Divisional game from each series. Games may be broadcast remotely due to COVID-19 protocols and precautions.
  • MLB Network simulcasts live games from all MLB Regional Networks (with local blackouts).
  • MLB Network can be streamed on MLB.com and all MLB streaming platforms.

MLB Tonight
Hosts: Greg Amsinger, Fran Charles, Brian Kenny, Robert Flores, Matt Vasgersian, Adnan Virk; others
Analysts: Al Leiter, Dan Plesac, Harold Reynolds, Bill Ripken, Pedro Martinez, John Smotlz; others
Reporters: Jon Heyman, Joel Sherman, Jon Paul Morosi, Ken Rosenthal, Tom Verducci; others

MLB Network Showcase: Scott Braun, Stephen Nelson, Jim Kaat, Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci
Quick Pitch: Heidi Watney, Kelly Nash; others

MLB Network’s Daily Programming

  • 10 a.m: MLB Central with Robert Flores, Lauren Shehadi, Mark DeRosa
  • 1 p.m: High Heat with Christopher ‘Mad Dog’ Russo
  • 2 p.m: The Rundown
  • 4 p.m: MLB Now with Brian Kenny
  • 5 p.m: Intentional Talk with Kevin Millar and Stephen Nelson
  • 6 p.m. & Primetime: MLB Tonight
  • Midnight: Quick Pitch

MLB Network Showcase, April Schedule

  • April 4: Rays at Marlins, 7 p.m.
  • April 9: Nationals at Dodgers, 4 p.m. (World Series ring ceremony)
  • April 14: Phillies at Mets, 7 p.m.
  • April 23: Padres at Dodgers, 10 p.m.
  • April 29: Cubs at Braves, 7 p.m.

Additional/Alternative Programs

  • Saturday morning: Play Ball, MLB Network Breakdown
  • Highlights/analysis: Diamond Demos, MLB Network Countdown
  • Features: MLB Network Presents (documentaries); Bleacher Features (movies)
  • Specials: Sounds of the Game, 2021 MLB Draft

Other MLB Platforms

  • Exclusive MLB produced broadcasts streaming on YouTube (21 games)
  • MLB Extra Innings (cable/satellite): Broadcasts of all MLB games (local blackouts apply)
  • MLB.TV/MLB At Bat: Live streaming of all MLB games including the postseason (local and national blackouts apply). MLB At Bat is the companion app for tablets & smartphones. The service includes a daily free game of the day simulcast
  • Strike Zone (cable/satellite): Live cut-ins of MLB games on Tuesdays & Friday nights.

Thanks to Sammy for his help in compiling this primer!

About Joe Lucia

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