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WORLD SERIES TO BE SPLIT BETWEEN TWO NETWORKS
Published July 21, 1995
As expected, coverage of the World Series will be split between The Baseball Network's two broadcast partners, ABC and NBC, as will the League Championship Series and the Divisional Playoffs. ABC gets Games 1,4 and 5 of the World Series, NBC gets Games 2,3 and 6. The coverage of a possible Game 7 will be determined later if necessary (The Baseball Network). TBN President Ken Schanzer said the Game 7 decision "might well be a coin flip. We don't want to trivialize it, but that's what it might come down to" (Mike Bruton, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 7/21). Schanzer: "Baseball will benefit from cross promotion on the top two broadcast networks" (Prentis Rogers, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 7/21). NBC's Bob Costas: "I've already promised Al (Michaels) that I'll tape 'Seinfeld' and 'Friends' for him while he's doing Game 5, if he'll tape 'Home Improvement' for me while I'm doing Game 3" (USA TODAY, 7/21). Barry Horn in Dallas and Steve Nidetz in Chicago both called it a "Solomon-like decision" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 7/21).