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ESPN’s 1990 Baseball Tonight production team and commentators on the set. Seated (L-R): Eric Schoenfeld, coordinating producer, and Barry Sacks, producer. Standing (L-R): commentators Peter Gammons, John Saunders, Dave Marash, Ray Knight and Bill Robinson. (John Garaventa)
ESPN’s 1990 Baseball Tonight production team and commentators on the set. Seated (L-R): Eric Schoenfeld, coordinating producer, and Barry Sacks, producer. Standing (L-R): commentators Peter Gammons, John Saunders, Dave Marash, Ray Knight and Bill Robinson. (John Garaventa)
SNB features Red Sox-Yankees

The Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees is the next game on the Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell marquee (8 p.m. ET, ESPN). Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet at 7 p.m. previews the game. For more programming information, visit ESPN MediaZone.

On this date in 1990, Major League Baseball made its regular season debut on ESPN. The occasion was marked by a tripleheader: Baltimore at Kansas City, San Diego at Los Angeles and Toronto at Texas. Baseball Tonight debuted the previous month with a seven nights-a-week format.

The 2015 start to the MLB season on ESPN could not be contained to one day or one channel. After Baseball Tonight’s highlights and analysis, the night saw St. Louis defeat the Cubs, 3-0 on ESPN2. Opening Day followed, featuring a quadruple header: Toronto at New York Yankees (ESPN), New York Mets at Washington (ESPN), Cleveland at Houston (ESPN) and San Francisco at Arizona (ESPN2).

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