ABC is set to exclusively televise ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball for the first time on August 8th, when the Chicago Cubs host the first place Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field.

What’s Happening:

  • ESPN today announced that for the first time, Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell – the exclusive, national Major League Baseball game of the week – will air exclusively on ABC, August 8, at 7 p.m. ET.
  • The marquee matchup will feature the Chicago Cubs and Kris Bryant hosting the first place Chicago White Sox and Tim Anderson. The game telecast will be available to stream on the ESPN App. Sunday Night Baseball is also available on ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes.
  • Matt Vasgersian will provide commentary for the game telecast with analyst and World Series Champion Alex Rodriguez and reporter Buster Olney. The trio will provide commentary from the site. Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown will precede Sunday Night Baseball at 6 p.m. on ESPN. Karl Ravech hosts Baseball Tonight alongside analysts Eduardo Perez and Tim Kurkjian, plus Senior MLB Insider Jeff Passan contributing news updates.
  • In 2020, ABC aired its first MLB Postseason game in 25 years (since 1995) during the MLB Wild Card Series, produced by ESPN.
  • For more information on ESPN’s MLB schedule, including MLB All-Star coverage, visit ESPN Press Room.

More ESPN News:

  • Former University of Texas and NFL linebacker Sam Acho has signed a multi-year deal to join ESPN’s comprehensive college football coverage, primarily serving as a lead studio voice on college football Saturdays on ESPN2. Acho will also call select college football matchups this fall, and will contribute as an NFL analyst across ESPN studio programming.
  • As Saturday’s UFC: McGregor vs. Poirier 3 mega-event fast approaches, ESPN is introducing two new signature programs across ESPN+, the ESPN App and ESPN social media this week, showcasing the most knowledgeable, provocative, and differentiated voices in the sport and build upon ESPN’s MMA leadership position established in coverage of the sport over the past two and a half years.  
  • With Marvel’s Black Widow about to bow in theaters, ESPN is turning its attention to Scarlett Johansson’s stunt double. A new E:60 documentary, Moneymaker – Behind Black Widow introduces viewers to Heidi Moneymaker, the gymnast who makes Natasha Romanoff’s acrobatic skills possible.