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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