We have the first part of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball schedule for the 2013 schedule. One thing that was quickly pointed out by ESPN public relations, the upstart Baltimore Orioles have as many appearances on the schedule as the Boston Red Sox in the first eleven games that were announced today. The New York Yankees have two appearances thus far.
ESPN has released the first 9 weeks of the schedule and two games in July. It all begins on March 31 with the Houston Astros’ American League debut against West Division rival Texas.
Let’s take a look at what ESPN is saying about its preliminary schedule. More games will be added at a later date.
ESPN’s Star-Studded 2013 Sunday Night Baseball Schedule
Appearances by Triple Crown Winner & AL MVP Cabrera, NL MVP Posey, Kemp, Hamilton, Ortiz, Cano
Multiple Appearances by Defending World Champion Giants, AL Champion Tigers
Rivalry Games Highlighted by Angels/Rangers, Dodgers/Giants, Cardinals/Cubs, Yankees/Red Sox
ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball – Major League Baseball’s exclusive, national game of the week – will present a star-studded 2013 schedule with several of the game’s top stars competing on baseball’s biggest stage. The schedule will include appearances by Triple Crown winner and AL MVP Miguel Cabrera, NL MVP Buster Posey, Matt Kemp, Josh Hamilton, David Ortiz, Robinson Cano, Prince Fielder, Carlos Beltran, Mike Trout, David Wright and more. The 24th season of Sunday Night Baseball will also include multiple appearances by the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants and American League Champion Detroit Tigers, plus several rivalry games highlighted by Angels-Rangers, Dodgers-Giants, Cardinals-Cubs and Yankees-Red Sox. Sunday Night Baseball airs every week at 8 p.m. ET and is available on ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and on computers, smartphones and tablets via WatchESPN.
2013 ESPN Sunday Night Baseball schedule
Date Game March 31 Texas Rangers at Houston Astros April 7 Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers * April 14 Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees April 21 St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies April 28 Atlanta Braves at Detroit Tigers May 5 Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants May 12 Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox May 19 Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers May 26 Atlanta Braves at New York Mets July 14 St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs July 21 New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
Sunday Night Baseball game selections for June and July 7th and July 28th will be made three weeks in advance, while selections for August and September games will be made two weeks in advance.
Additional Sunday Night Baseball schedule highlights
- Three appearances by the perennial AL heavyweight Rangers
- Two appearances each by the defending World Champion Giants, the AL Champion Tigers, Angels, Yankees, Braves and Cardinals
- MLB stars in their first season with new teams, including Josh Hamilton (Angels), B.J. Upton (Braves), Kevin Youkilis (Yankees), Torii Hunter (Tigers), Michael Young (Philadelphia Phillies) and Lance Berkman (Rangers).
- Exclusive, national telecast of MLB Opening Night: Texas Rangers at Houston Astros
- The Astros’ American League debut and first Sunday Night Baseball appearance since 2007
- Interleague matchup: Braves at AL Champion Tigers
- The Orioles’ first Sunday Night Baseball appearance since 2008
Baseball Tonight on Sundays
Baseball Tonight – ESPN’s baseball news and highlights studio show – will preview Sunday Night Baseball each week with telecasts at 7 p.m. Karl Ravech will generally serve as host with various analysts, including Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, Curt Schilling, Nomar Garciaparra, Rick Sutcliffe, Aaron Boone, Mark Mulder and more.
John Kruk Joins Sunday Night Baseball Booth
ESPN’s John Kruk will debut as Sunday Night Baseball analyst this season, alongside play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman, fellow analyst Orel Hershiser and reporter Buster Olney.
Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN Radio
ESPN Radio – in its 16th MLB season – will continue its coverage as the exclusive, national radio home of Sunday Night Baseball. Play-by-play commentator Jon Sciambi and analyst Chris Singleton will return for their third season together calling Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN Radio. ESPN Radio’s weekly coverage starts at 7 p.m. and is also available on ESPNRadio.com and via the ESPNRadio app.
Sunday Night Baseball on Twitter – Hashtag #espnsnb
ESPN Deportes’ 10th Season of Sunday Night Baseball
ESPN Deportes will enter its 10th season as the Spanish-language home to Sunday Night Baseball. Commentators Ernesto Jerez and Luis Alfredo Alvarez will provide commentary throughout the season.
ESPN International coverage of Sunday Night Baseball
Sunday Night Baseball is available across Latin America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Pacific Rim and Europe.
ESPN to Exclusively Present MLB Opening Night March 31
ESPN will open its Sunday Night Baseball schedule with an exclusive telecast of MLB Opening Night – the Texas Rangers at the Houston Astros – Sunday, March 31, at 8 p.m. ET. ESPN and ESPN2 will also combine to televise four MLB Opening Day games April 1..
ESPN, ESPN2 Combine to Televise Four MLB Opening Day Games April 1
Time (ET) Game Network 1 p.m. Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees ESPN, WatchESPN 4 p.m. San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers ESPN, WatchESPN 7 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves ESPN2, WatchESPN 10 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks ESPN2, WatchESPN
There you have it.