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Wednesday Night Baseball

Wednesday Night Baseball
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Starring Chris Berman
Jon Sciambi
Rick Sutcliffe
Doug Glanville
and others (see below)
Country of origin 23x15px United States
No. of seasons 18th Season
Production
Running time 3 hours (approximate)
Release
Original channel ESPN (1990-)
ESPN2 (1996-2005)
Original release April 18, 1990 – Present
Chronology
Preceded by SportsCenter
Followed by Baseball Tonight
Related shows Sun Night Baseball
Mon Night Baseball
External links
Website

Wednesday Night Baseball is a live game telecast of Major League Baseball that airs every Wednesday night during the regular season on ESPN and is also available in high definition on ESPNHD. The game starts at 7pm ET, following SportsCenter, and usually lasts around three hours (six counting the Monday Night Baseball game every September at the start of the NFL season) with an hour-long Baseball Tonight following the game leading up to the 11pm ET SportsCenter (1am ET for September games with Baseball Tonight moving to ESPN2 at 12am ET). The official name is ESPN Wednesday Night Baseball presented by T-Mobile. Every April some broadcasts air on ESPN2 due to ESPN's priority with Wednesday's NBA coverage.

Wednesday Night Baseball is not exclusive to ESPN. Local sports networks may still air the game. ESPNEWS is seen on ESPN during the game in the teams' designated markets, unless local broadcasters choose not to televise the game. ESPN's blackout (100-mile radius from the stadium, and all of a team's designated market) can be lifted in the latter scenario. On double-headers in September, due to the broadcast of Monday Night Football, either one of the Wednesday Night Baseball games will co-exist with the local markets' carriers and will not always be subject to blackout.

Commentators

A complete list of broadcasters, with their period of tenure on the show (beginning years of each season shown).

Current

  • Manny Acta: (color commentator: 2013–present)
  • Chris Berman: (play-by-play, 1990–present, select games)
  • Aaron Boone: (fill-in analyst, 2010–present, for September games only)
  • Doug Glanville: (analyst, 2013–present)
  • Tim Kurkjian: (field reporter, 2011–present, for September games only)
  • Barry Larkin: (fill-in analyst, 2013–present)
  • Steve Levy: (fill-in play-by-play, 2013–present)
  • Sean McDonough: (play-by-play, 2011–2012, for September games only; 2013–present, select games)
  • Mark Mulder: (fill-in analyst, 2013–present)
  • Dave O'Brien: (play-by-play, 2008–2012; 2013–present, for September games only)
  • Karl Ravech: (fill-in play-by-play, 2013–present)
  • Jon Sciambi: (play-by-play, 2005; fill-in play-by-play, 2013; play-by-play, 2014–present)
  • Rick Sutcliffe: (analyst, 2008–2010, for regular broadcasts; 2011–2013, for September games only; 2014–present, for regular broadcasts)
  • Curt Schilling: (color analyst, 2013–present)

Past

History

The program debuted in 1990, when ESPN first acquired MLB rights. From 2000 to 2005, Wednesday night baseball doubleheaders usually aired at 7pm ET on ESPN and 10pm ET on ESPN2, though this could have changed depending on ESPN's programming schedule. The second part of the doubleheader was discontinued after 2005 season, however.

Wednesdays also included an afternoon game, called ESPN DayGame which aired typically at 12:30pm or 1pm ET on ESPN, making Wednesdays ESPN's primary day of baseball, as games aired both in the afternoon and in primetime. However, ESPN DayGame was also discontinued following the 2006 season.


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  • Note: From 1990 till 2005, the Wednesday night telecast appeared as a doubleheader. That is why there are two pairings of play-by-play commentators and analysts listed from those years.

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