Thursday Night Baseball

Thursday Night Baseball

Infobox Television | show_name=Thursday Night Baseball
format = Sports
runtime = 3 hours (approximate)
starring = Chris Berman, Eric Karros or Joe Morgan, and Duke Castiglione
country = USA
original networks = USA Network (1980-1983), ABC (1989)
network = ESPN or ESPN2 (2003-2006)
last_aired = Present
related = "ESPN DayGame"

"Thursday Night Baseball" is a promotion by Major League Baseball that aired on either ESPN or ESPN2 and simulcast on their respective HD networks, as it featured one game. It airs every Thursday at either 7 p.m. ET, 7:30 p.m. ET or 8:00 ET. The official name of the show was "ESPN Thursday Night Baseball" powered by Castrol. The play-by-play commentator was Chris Berman along with either Joe Morgan or Eric Karros as color commentator. In 2006, Duke Castiglione joined the broadcast as the field reporter. "Thursday Night Baseball" was discontinued after the 2006 season because the broadcast rights to the package were lost to TBS. TBS will show the games on Sunday afternoons that ESPN previously aired on Thursday nights. This is largely because the games were a byproduct of a deal FOX made to air games on its own cable channels, before opting to sell what is now ABC Family to Disney. The games were then moved to ESPN and ESPN2. Thursday Night Baseball was replaced with MLS Primetime Thursday. [cite web
title=Baseball Connects with Younger Viewers.
publisher=Multichannel News (July, 2001)

Past history

ee also

*"ESPN Major League Baseball"
*"ESPN DayGame"
*ESPN MLB Broadcast Teams


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