Friday, August 18, 2017

August 20th MLB Little League Classic Broadcast Details

As a celebration of the MLB Little League Classic, Major League Baseball and Little League International are proud to announce an official partnership to continue fostering interest and encouraging participation in youth-centered baseball and softball activities. MLB (“An Official Partner of Little League Baseball and Softball”) and Little League (“An Official Partner of Major League Baseball”) will collaborate on various youth and fan initiatives and provide visibility for these programs through a number of platforms, including digital and social media.

 Little League will share information (on websites and other digital media channels) about MLB programs and events such as the PLAY BALL initiative & related youth engagement activities, the Pitch Smart arm health program, Little League and various youth days at MLB ballparks, the MLB All-Star Game & All-Star Week activities, and the MLB Postseason & World Series. Additionally, training curricula, articles, videos and other content directed toward coaches and parents will be shared onLittleLeagueU.org. Major League Baseball will promote the relationship on MLB.com and related websites, including PlayBall.org.


MLB Little League Classic Broadcast Details
ESPN will provide comprehensive coverage of the first-ever MLB Little League Classic on Sunday Night Baseball. The game airs nationally on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” and ESPN Radio at 7:00 p.m. (ET). Dan Shulman will provide play-by-play for the MLB Little League Classic on ESPN alongside analysts Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone and reporter Tim Kurkjian. The game will also be live-streamed via the ESPN App and available on ESPN Radio with Adam Amin and Chris Singleton, ESPN Deportes with Ernesto Jerez, Luis Alfredo Alvarez and Guillermo Celis and ESPN Deportes Radio. ESPN’s exclusive MLB Little League Classic telecast will include a special interview with Commissioner Manfred, who will join the Sunday Night Baseball team in the broadcast booth. The telecast will also include interviews with MLB players and personnel and imagery of MLB players and non-MLB celebrities as Little Leaguers.

MLB Little League Classic Pregame Ceremony Details
Introducing Little League World Series teams: Prior to the start of the game, Major League Baseball will introduce the Little League Baseball World Series teams in attendance.

National Anthem: Will be performed by 14-year-old Williamsport youth Sloan Wood.

Ceremonial First Pitch: Ceremonial pitch ceremony will involve representatives from the Little League World Series.