NESN Providing News Inserts During Sox Games A's Reportedly Holding "Positive" Ballpark Talks The Players' Tribune Continuing To Gain Momentum Royals Getting Aggressive With More Trades Iger Talks ESPN Going Straight To Consumer PGA Tour Debuting OTT Service This Week Virtual Reality TV Possible For '24 Olympics? Social Studies: Twins President Dave St. Peter End Coming For Tigers' Big-Spending Era? Media Notes
ESPN CONTINUES TO PLAY HOME RUN DERBY WITH SCHEDULING
Published September 18, 1998
ESPN has added games to its MLB schedule surrounding the HR and playoff races. The Reds-Cubs game Sunday will air on ESPN at 2:00pm ET, with updates on the Cards-Brewers. On Tuesday, ESPN will air either the Cubs-Brewers or Astros- Cards, with updates from the other. Wednesday doubleheader lineups on ESPN and ESPN2 have yet to be determined. Next Friday, ESPN will show either Cubs-Astros or Expos-Cards at 8:00pm ET in a primetime special. On September 27, the final day of the regular-season, ESPN2 will air either a playoff-determining game or a Cubs or Cards game (ESPN). FIRST RATE: WGN-TV earned a 15.3/31 in Chicago for Monday's game in which Sammy Sosa hit his 61st and 62nd HRs of the season (THE DAILY). Fox Sports Ohio's Indians-Twins game on Wednesday, in which the Indians clinched the AL Central title, was the second-highest-rated Indians game of the season, earning a 13 rating (Fox Sports Ohio).