It’s hard to believe, but the 2019 Major League Baseball season reaches its midway point next week, and ESPN will carry coverage of one part of the annual mid-season celebration that is the All-Star Break.
ESPN will broadcast the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at 8 p.m. ET July 8 live on ESPN and ESPN2 from Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. Karl Ravech will anchor next week’s broadcast, marking the second consecutive year he has helmed the program. Mar Teixeira will join Ravech in the booth for additional commentary while Buster Olney and Jessica Mendoza will be on the field with all of the derby’s latest reports.
Jason Benetti will anchor ESPN’s statcast alternative of the derby alongside Eduardo Perez and MLB statcast analyst Mike Petriello. The trio’s broadcast marks the first time has ever presented a Baseball Tonight alternative in the form of Baseball Tonight presented by T-Mobile Statcast Edition.
A special two-hour edition of Baseball Tonight will air from 4-6 p.m on ESPN2 prior to the showcase, anchored by Ravech. He will be joined by Teixeira, Perez, Ryan Howard, Tim Kurkjian and reporter Jeff Passan. the special extended broadcast will feature a preview of the Home Run Derby, analysis and footage of the selected batters warming up in the batting cage.
One more broadcast of Baseball Tonight follows at 7 p.m. on ESPN leading up to the Home Run Derby. Keith Olberman will anchor the one-hour broadcast. he will be joined by Howard, Kurkjian and Passan.
Those who won’t be near a television during the afternoon and evening’s coverage can tune in in to ESPN Radio for coverage. Jon Sciambi will anchor the broadcast of the Home Run Derby on ESPN Radio. Analyst Chris Singleton will join Sciambi in the booth for additional commentary.
Immediately after the T-Moblie Home Run Derby, ESPN will broadcast the 2019 MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game featuring “Cleveland vs. The World.” Celebrities, such as Jamie Foxx, Simone Biles and Jim Thome are scheduled to make appearances in the game.
Those who will not be near a television or radio can still follow all of ESPN’s Home Run Derby coverage online through the ESPN app, including coverage of the showcase itself.
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