ESPN is continuing to document Major League Baseball news and information while offering compelling multi-platform content to fans.
Tuesday on ESPN.com, ESPN Senior MLB Insider and Sunday Night Baseball reporter Buster Olney, a former beat reporter for the Baltimore Orioles, recounts five behind-the-scenes stories of Cal Ripken Jr. ahead of the MLB Encore Tuesdays presented by Taco Bell game featuring Ripken.
Olney’s podcast, Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney, continues every day of the week with special guests, including Ben McDonald, who played with Ripken in Baltimore, and Joe Maddon. Olney’s weekly ESPN+ column is also ongoing.
ESPN Senior MLB Insider Jeff Passan returns on the ESPN Daily podcast to discuss how South Korea’s baseball league has become a test case for sports leagues around the globe, and how MLB can replicate the Korea Baseball Organization’s measures to manage playing baseball in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Read Passan and Alden Gonzalez’s article on the subject here and listen to the podcast here.
ESPN Senior Writer Tim Kurkjian continues his daily “Baseball Fix” series on ESPN.com, featuring daily short stories related to the day in baseball history. Tuesday, Kurkjian outlines the confidence of Adrian Beltre. Wednesday, he tells the story of the emotional night Hank Aaron passed Babe Ruth’s home run record. Thursday’s “Baseball Fix” focuses on the Herculean feats of Bo Jackson. Friday, Kurkjian describes how the New York Yankees were born.
This week on ESPN+, ESPN baseball writer Bradford Doolittle unfolds a daily tournament to find the best team to have never won a World Series. ESPN MLB Insider Kiley McDaniel ranks his top MLB Draft prospects on Wednesday. Thursday on ESPN.com, ESPN Senior Writer David Schoenfield looks back at the 30 most hyped former top prospects, including Ken Griffey Jr., Bryce Harper and Bo Jackson.
In addition, ESPN Tuesday announced it is launching BBTN Live – a new, weekly digital pregame show that debuts Tuesday at 6:30 ET on the ESPN App and ESPN’s Twitter and YouTube platforms ahead of MLB Encore Tuesdays on ESPN. For more information on BBTN Live and MLB Encore Tuesdays, visit ESPN Press Room.