Editor’s Note: On Tuesday George Springer, the World Series Champion Houston Astros superstar outfielder and native of New Britain, Conn., visited ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol for appearances on a number of platforms. There’s not a better time to announce ESPN’s 2018 MLB season-opening schedule. Regarding the slate, highlights of which are featured in the accompanying infographic, ESPN Executive Vice President, Programming & Scheduling, Burke Magnus says:
“I’m not sure the Houston Astros have even had time to finish their 2017 World Series victory lap and we’re already discussing the 2018 MLB season! A clear indicator of the overall interest level in the sport and how much of a priority it is at ESPN. Regarding this season-opening schedule, we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished with MLB.
“We’re in constant communication about how to best serve national baseball fans, and I’m confident that this 10-game season-opening slate, highlighted by a 13-hour Opening Day marathon and the 29th season launch of Sunday Night Baseball, accomplishes that. We saw viewership increases for our overall MLB coverage, and Sunday Night Baseball specifically, in 2017, and we’re looking forward to building on that success in 2018. It’s a dynamic time for America’s favorite pastime, led by an influx of young, compelling superstars at every turn, most of whom, you’ll see on ESPN as the season begins.”
Mike Skarka designed the graphic and produced the video.
To view the graphic as a PDF, please click here.
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) November 21, 2017