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MLB International

MLB International is a division of Major League Baseball primarily responsible for international broadcasts[1] of games. Prominently, in partnership with DirecTV, it produces and syndicates the All-Star Game, NLCS, ALCS, and the World Series to broadcasters in over 200 countries, and the American Forces Network for U.S. military troops abroad.

Commentators

From 1996 until 2003 and again starting in 2010, Gary Thorne[2] served as the play-by-play man for the World Series on Armed Forces Radio and MLB International.[3][4]

Dave O'Brien provided commentary for MLB International's coverage of the World Series from 2004 until 2009. O'Brien teamed with his usual ESPN partner Rick Sutcliffe on broadcasts of the World Series and the American League Championship Series for MLB International. From 1996-2002, and since 2010, MLB International broadcasts the League Championship Series alternately, with the American League Championship Series in even-numbered years and the National League Championship Series in odd-numbered years.[5]

Notable moments

1999 National League Championship Series, Game 5:
Two nights in a row, the Braves were so close to going to the World Series.
Ken Singleton on MLB International during Robin Ventura's at bat in Game 5.
2–1 delivery...ROBIN VENTURA! THE METS WIN! 4–3! THERE WILL BE A GAME 6!
Gary Thorne on MLB International on Ventura's grand slam. He obviously doesn't know it's a grand slam yet.
2001 World Series, Game 7:
That one hit in the air to center field. IT'S OVER! THE DIAMONDBACKS, ON THE GONZALEZ SINGLE, ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS!
2011 World Series, Game 6:
Freese, in the air to center. Has he done it? WAY BACK! HELLO GAME SEVEN! GOODBYE, HOME RUN! AN UNBELIEVABLE WIN FOR THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS!
Gary Thorne calling David Freese's Game 6 walk-off home run for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Texas Rangers.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Less is More With MLB International". Canadian Sports Media Blog. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Less is More With MLB International". A Rouge's Point. October 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Major League Baseball International TV Coverage
  4. ^ Yahoo! Search Results for Major League Baseball International Gary Thorne
  5. ^ "The World Series Is Truly Global With An International Audience". Fang's Bites. October 27, 2010. 

External links

  • MLB International Broadcasting Information
  • Major League Baseball International inks three new broadcast deals in advance of the 81st MLB All-Star Game in Anaheim
  • MASN's Gary Thorne Named Play-by-Play Voice for Major League Baseball's International Broadcast of the ALCS and World Series
  • MLB All-Star Game to be Broadcast in 230 Countries and Territories Around the Globe
  • MLB International Delivers Pure Baseball to World Audience
  • MLB International to broadcast Series
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