ESPN’s Baseball Tonight returns for 30th Season with More Roadshows & Daily Segments within SportsCenter
Baseball Tonight Increases its On-Site Presence at Boston Red Sox Home-Opener, London Game, Women’s & Men’s College World Series, Little League World Series, World Series & More
Daily Baseball Tonight Report Segments within SportsCenter to Air throughout the Season
ESPN is strengthening its commitment to Baseball Tonight as it returns for its 30th season of MLB coverage, with more shows, a deeper roster and added daily segments within SportsCenter. Baseball Tonight continues to bring fans closer to the game, televising episodes tied to marquee baseball events all season long, including Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet – the weekly, hour-long Sunday Night Baseball pre-game show.
Baseball Tonight on the road
Baseball Tonight will increase its number of roadshows this season as it airs live episodes from the following events:
- Boston Red Sox home-opener;
- 2019 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard;
- T-Mobile Home Run Derby;
- Women’s College World Series;
- Men’s College World Series;
- MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO;
- Little League World Series;
- American League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook Tire
- World Series Presented by YouTube;
- Baseball Winter Meetings.
Baseball Tonight Report
ESPN has unveiled the Baseball Tonight Report – a new, daily segment airing within SportsCenter episodes throughout the day. It features top ESPN MLB Insiders Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian, and new Insider Jeff Passan as they deliver on-site content from all over Major League Baseball. Karl Ravech will continue to serve as the primary host of Baseball Tonight, in addition to his extensive baseball play-by-play role.
“Baseball Tonight continues to grow and evolve as we approach our 30th year of MLB on ESPN. Our extensive, cross-platform commitment brings fans closer to the game by bolstering the brand’s presence on the road and expanding impactful Baseball Tonight elements across digital, radio and linear television,” said Norby Williamson, executive vice president of studio production.
Baseball Tonight’s deep roster of commentators
This offseason, ESPN announced it had re-signed Baseball Tonight cornerstones, World Series Champions Mark Teixeira and David Ross, to multi-year extensions. ESPN also reached an agreement with World Series Champion Ryan Howard to serve as a Baseball Tonight analyst and this week announced it has reached an agreement with CC Sabathia to serve as a contributor. ESPN re-signed game analysts Jessica Mendoza and Rick Sutcliffe to multi-year deals. The aforementioned commentators comprise an all-star roster of ESPN MLB hosts, analysts, play-by-play voices and reporters, which includes Matt Vasgersian, Alex Rodriguez, Dave Flemming, Eduardo Pérez, Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton, Tim Kurkjian, Buster Olney and Keith Law.
Baseball Tonight’s ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and podcast offerings
Baseball Tonight also reaches ESPN Radio airwaves as a pre-game and post-game show for ESPN MLB broadcasts during the season. ESPN Deportes’ Beisbol Esta Noche is the Spanish-language home to regular MLB coverage on television, radio and digital platforms all season.
The Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney podcast, a daily offering, hits the topline national stories and drives information, opinion, and analysis with an all-star lineup of guests, including active players, former stars, baseball executives, and an impressive array of ESPN analysts. The podcast It is one of the most popular sports podcasts on iTunes and other platforms.