As it begins its 30th season of Major League Baseball coverage, ESPN has announced it is increasing its number of MLB telecasts in new and innovative locations in 2019.
As part of this expansion, for the first time ESPN will nationally broadcast the Japan Opening Series on Wednesday and Thursday, March 20-21, from Japan’s famous Tokyo Dome. The series will feature the Oakland Athletics “hosting” Ichiro Suzuki and the Seattle Mariners.
Additionally, ESPN will televise two MLB regular season Sunday games from Estadio De Beisbol Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, this upcoming season. First, on Sunday, April 14, Yasiel Puig and the Cincinnati Reds will “host” Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Then, on Sunday, May 5, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels “host” Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros. Both games will directly precede ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, creating Sunday MLB doubleheaders on ESPN.
Also in a first, ESPN will broadcast “MLB in Omaha presented by GEICO” – a special regular season matchup as the Kansas City Royals “host” the Detroit Tigers – on Thursday, June 13, from Omaha, NE., site of the 2019 NCAA Men’s College World Series. The College World Series begins two days later, June 15, on ESPN.
As part of the London Series 2019, ESPN will exclusively televise a historic matchup as Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees take on reigning American League M.V.P. Mookie Betts and the World Series Champions Boston Red Sox at London Stadium on Sunday, June 30.
ESPN will exclusively televise the third annual MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO – Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates – on Sunday Night Baseball from Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa., the location of the 2019 Little League World Series. Vasgersian, Rodriguez, Mendoza and Olney will also call this game.
All games are available to stream via the ESPN App. For ESPN’s current 2019 Sunday Night Baseball schedule, its season-opening slate, and recent commentator announcements, visit the MLB section of ESPN Media Zone.