- Thursday Night Baseball
Infobox Television | show_name=Thursday Night Baseball
runtime = 3 hours (approximate)
Chris Berman, Eric Karrosor Joe Morgan, and Duke Castiglione
country = USA
original networks =
USA Network(1980-1983), ABC (1989)
last_aired = Present
related = "
"Thursday Night Baseball" is a promotion by
Major League Baseballthat aired on either ESPNor ESPN2and 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 " ESPNThursday Night Baseball" powered by Castrol. The play-by-play commentator was Chris Bermanalong with either Joe Morganor Eric Karrosas color commentator. In 2006, Duke Castiglionejoined 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 ESPNpreviously 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 Familyto Disney. The games were then moved to ESPNand ESPN2. Thursday Night Baseball was replaced with MLS Primetime Thursday. [cite web
title=Baseball Connects with Younger Viewers.
publisher=Multichannel News (July, 2001)
ESPN Major League Baseball"
ESPN MLB Broadcast Teams
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