Nov 2, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Austin Riley carries the Commissioner’s Trophy after defeating the Houston Astros in game six of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

MLB on FOX Sports

  • FOX airs Baseball Night in America on primetime Saturday nights during the summer with additional games in September. FS1 airs Saturday games and select games midweek.

  • Joe Davis is the new lead play by play announcer for FOX, joined by John Smoltz. They will call the All-Star Game in Los Angeles, the return of the Field of Dreams Game in Iowa (Reds vs Cubs), and the 2022 World Series.

  • FS1 and FOX will air both National League Divisional series and Championship Series.

  • MLB Whiparound on FS1 reports on in-progress games, news, and analysis.

  • MLB on FOX/FS1 can be streamed on FOX and app.

Lead broadcast: Joe Davis, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal, & Tom Verducci (Postseason)

Play by play: Adam Amin, Kevin Burkhardt, Aaron Goldsmith, Len Kasper, Don Orsillo

Analysts: A.J. Pierzynski, Eric Karros, Tom Verducci

Reporters: Jon Paul Morosi, Ken Rosenthal, Tom Verducci

Studio: Burkhardt, Chris Myers; Frank Thomas, Alex Rodriguez, Nick Swisher, Mark Sweeney, David Ortiz (postseason only)

MLB on FS1 Early Schedule

  • 4/9: Red Sox at Yankees 4 p.m.
  • 4/11: Mets at Phillies (Mon) 6:30 p.m.
  • 4/16: Braves at Padres 4 p.m.
  • 4/23: White Sox at Twins 4 p.m.
  • 4/30: Angels at White Sox 4 p.m.; Phillies at Mets 7 p.m.
  • 5/07: Tigers at Astros, 4 p.m.; Cardinals at Giants 7 p.m.

FOX National Broadcasts, 7 p.m.

  • 5/28: Cubs at White Sox; Phillies at Mets; Dodgers at Diamondbacks
  • 6/4: Cardinals at Cubs; Angels at Phillies
  • 6/11: Cubs at Yankees; Dodgers at Giants
  • 6/18: Guardians at Dodgers; Cardinals at Red Sox
  • 6/25: Reds at Giants; Dodgers at Braves
  • 7/2: Red Sox at Cubs; Padres at Dodgers
  • 7/9: Yankees at Red Sox; Giants at Padres
  • 7/16: Red Sox at Yankees; Brewers at Giants
  • 7/19: MLB All-Star Game in Los Angeles
  • 7/23: Guardians at White Sox; Giants at Dodgers
  • 7/30: Cardinals at Nationals; Phillies at Pirates; A’s at White Sox
  • 8/6: Yankees at Cardinals; Reds at Brewers
  • 8/11: Field of Dreams Game: Reds vs Cubs at Iowa (Thu)
  • 8/13: Yankees at Red Sox; Mariners at Rangers
  • 8/20: Astros at Braves; Mariners at A’s; Mets at Phillies
  • 8/27: Giants at Twins; Braves at Cardinals
  • 9/3: Mariners at Guardians; Nationals at Mets
  • 9/10: Angels at Astros; Reds at Brewers

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball

  • Sunday Night Baseball returns for its 33rd season on ESPN, with 25 games scheduled for 2022. ESPN will air up to 30 games this season, with the option to simulcast select games on ABC. ESPN will no longer air weeknight games regularly.

  • Sunday Night Baseball’s new broadcast team will be Karl Ravech on play by play, joined by analysts David Cone and Eduardo Perez. Doug Glanville joins Jon Sciambi as the new SNB team on ESPN Radio. The SNB will actually debut on Opening Night ahead of this Sunday

  • Sunday Night Baseball with Kay-Rod: Alex Rodriguez and Michael Kay will host a select number of alternative broadcasts of SNB, simultaneously on ESPN2.

  • ESPN will air the entire best of three Wild Card series this fall. ESPN Radio will air the entire MLB Postseason, including the 2022 World Series.

  • ESPN will air special events, including the Home Run Derby and the 2022 Little League Classic in Williamsport (Red Sox vs Orioles).

  • SNB will stream on all ESPN platforms. ESPN+ will stream select RSN games daily.

Sunday Night Baseball: Karl Ravech, David Cone, Eduardo Perez

SNB on ESPN Radio: Jon Sciambi, Doug Glanville

SNB with Kay-Rod (ESPN2; 8 episodes): Alex Rodriguez, Michael Kay

Other Talent: Jessica Mendoza, Marly Rivera, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian, Jeff Passan, Jesse Rogers

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

  • 4/7: Reds at Braves (Thu/ESPN2)
  • 4/10: Red Sox at Yankees
  • 4/17: Braves at Padres
  • 4/24: Brewers at Phillies
  • 5/1: Phillies at Mets
  • 5/7: Brewers at Braves (Sat/ESPN2)
  • 5/8: Dodgers at Cubs
  • 5/15: Giants at Cardinals
  • 5/22: White Sox at Yankees
  • 5/29: Phillies at Mets (ESPN2)
  • 7/3: Cardinals at Phillies
  • 7/10: Yankees at Red Sox
  • 8/21: Red Sox at Orioles (Little League Classic)

MLB on TBS Tuesday Night

  • MLB on TBS will move to Tuesday nights for the 2022 season and will air a weekly schedule of games throughout the season.

  • MLB on TBS will also debut a new 30 minute pregame and postgame show each week led by Ernie Johnson or Lauren Shehadi, joined by Curtis Granderson, Jimmy Rollins, and Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez.

  • Brian Anderson and Ron Darling return as the lead broadcast team for TBS, with Bob Costas also serving as a play by play broadcaster and Jeff Francoeur also working as a game analyst.

  • TBS will broadcast the American League Postseason, including the Divisional Series and the American League Championship Series.

  • MLB on TBS streams on and app.

MLB on TBS Tuesday Night Schedule

  • 4/12: Padres at Giants, 9:30 p.m.
  • 4/19: Braves at Dodgers, 10 p.m.
  • 4/26: Mets at Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.
  • 5/3: Giants at Dodgers, 10 p.m.
  • 5/10: Red Sox at Braves, 7 p.m.
  • 5/17: Astros at Red Sox, 7 p.m.
  • 5/24: Brewers at Padres, 9:30 p.m.
  • 5/31: Angels at Yankees, 7 p.m.
  • 6/7: Dodgers at White Sox, 8 p.m.
  • 6/14: Rays at Yankees, 7 p.m.
  • 6/21: Giants at Braves, 7 p.m.
  • 6/28: Astros at Mets, 7 p.m.


  • MLB Network airs 24 hour coverage of Major League Baseball with live games, studio shows, original programming, and baseball-centric movies.

  • MLB Tonight is the flagship studio show airing news, analysis, and live reports nightly.

  • MLB Network Showcase will produce and broadcast select games. They will include on-site and in-studio games, and select alternate broadcasts.

  • MLBN will air two games from each NLDS Postseason series in October.

  • MLB Network simulcasts live games from RSNs (with local blackouts).

  • MLB Network can be streamed on and all MLB streaming platforms with a cable/satellite subscription.

MLB Network’s Daily Programming

  • 9 a.m: MLB Central with Lauren Shehadi, Robert Flores, Mark DeRosa
  • 1 p.m: High Heat with Christopher ‘Mad Dog’ Russo
  • 2 p.m: MLB Now with Brian Kenny
  • 3 p.m: Off Base with Lauren Gardner
  • 4 p.m: Intentional Talk with Kevin Millar, Stephen Nelson
  • 5 p.m: Pregame Spread with Matt Vasgersian
  • 6 p.m: MLB Tonight
  • 1 a.m: Quick Pitch

Additional/Alternative Programs

  • Saturday Morning: Play Ball; MLB Network Breakdown

  • Highlights/Analysis: Diamond Demos; MLB Network Countdown; Hot Stove (offseason)

  • Features: MLB Network Presents (documentaries), Bleacher Features (movies)

  • Specials: Sounds of the Game, 2022 MLB Draft, Epic Innings

MLB Network Showcase April Schedule

  • 4/7: Red Sox at Yankees
  • 4/12: Mets at Phillies
  • 4/14: Blue Jays at Yankees
  • 4/18: Braves at Dodgers
  • 4/23: Dodgers at Padres
  • 4/28: Cubs at Braves


  • Apple TV+ will stream exclusive Friday Night doubleheaders throughout the regular season. All games will be produced by MLB Network. Apple TV will also broadcast MLB Big Inning, featuring highlights and live look-ins airing nightly.

Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+

  • 4/8: Mets at Nationals; Astros at Angels
  • 4/15: Rays at White Sox; Reds at Dodgers
  • 4/22: Cardinals at Reds; Rangers at Athletics
  • 4/29: Yankees at Royals; Nationals at Giants
  • 5/6: White Sox at Red Sox; Rays at Mariners
  • 5/13: Padres at Braves; Cubs at Diamondbacks
  • 5/20: Cardinals at Pirates; Rangers at Astros
  • 5/27: Orioles at Red Sox; Blue Jays at Angels
  • 6/3: Tigers at Yankees; Braves at Rockies
  • 6/10: Rays at Twins; Mets at Angels
  • 6/17: White Sox at Astros; Guardians at Dodgers
  • 6/24: Cubs at Cardinals; Tigers at Diamondbacks


  • Peacock will stream 18 exclusive Sunday games, with the first six games of the schedule starting at 11:30 a.m. and the final 12 starting at noon. NBC Sports will produce these games beginning in May. The All-Star Futures Game will also air on Peacock in July.

MLB on Peacock

  • 5/8: White Sox at Red Sox
  • 5/15: Padres at Braves
  • 5/22: Cardinals at Pirates
  • 5/29: Giants at Reds
  • 6/5: Tigers at Yankees
  • 6/12: Athletics at Guardians
  • 6/19: Phillies at Nationals
  • 6/26: Mets at Marlins
  • 7/3: Royals at Tigers
  • 7/10: Angels at Orioles
  • 7/17: Royals at Blue Jays
  • 7/24: Cubs at Phillies
  • 7/31: Tigers at Blue Jays
  • 8/7: Astros at Guardians
  • 8/14: Padres at Nationals
  • 8/21: White Sox at Guardians
  • 8/28: Dodgers at Marlins
  • 9/4: Blue Jays at Pirates

Other Streaming

  • Amazon Prime will have exclusive streaming rights to 21 New York Yankees games, produced by the YES Network, and available in the teams local regions (NY, NJ, CT, parts of PA). The stream will include real time enhanced stats and player info.
  • MLB.TV and MLB At Bat streams all national and regional games, including the postseason. The service includes a daily free game (local blackouts apply). The entire package is free for T-Mobile subscribers.


  • MLB Extra Innings simulcasts all non-national games on cable or satellite TV (local blackouts apply).

  • MLB Strike Zone shows live cut-ins of MLB games on Tuesdays and Friday nights on cable or satellite TV.

Thanks as always to Sammy for helping put this primer together!

About Joe Lucia

I hate your favorite team. I also sort of hate most of my favorite teams.