ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball announced today the remaining 10 games of its 2014 Game of the Week broadcast schedule on CBS Sports Network this season. The schedule includes key matchups within three classifications of Minor League Baseball, including Triple-A, Double-A and Single-A. This is the first time in MiLB's 100 plus years of existence that multiple classifications of Minor League Baseball will be featured on a national TV broadcast.
The schedule is as follows:
- June 5: Albuquerque Isotopes (Dodgers) vs. Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners), 10:05 p.m. ET
- June 12: Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers) vs. Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros), 8:05 p.m. ET
- June 19: Kannapolis Intimidators (White Sox) vs. Charleson RiverDogs (Yankees), 7:05 p.m. ET
- June 26: Las Vegas 51s (Mets) vs. Sacramento River Cats (A's), 10:05 p.m. ET
- July 3: Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox) vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Rangers), 8:05 p.m. ET
- July 10: South Bend Silver Hawks (Diamondbacks) vs. Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:05 p.m. ET
- July 17: New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins) vs. Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 9:05 p.m. ET
- July 24: Akron RubberDucks (Indians) vs. Reading Fightin Phils (Phillies), 7:05 p.m. ET
- July 31: Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners) vs. Salt Lake Bees (Angels), 9:05 p.m. ET
- August 7: Huntsville Stars (Brewers) vs. Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 9:05 p.m. ET
"Having the opportunity to bring Minor League Baseball to households all across America every week on a national television stage is something we have wanted to do for years," said Michael Hand, Chief Marketing Officer for Minor League Baseball and President, MiLB Enterprises. "Each week's broadcast will showcase a different ballpark and teams giving fans a glimpse into what MiLB is all about - cool team names and logos, seeing the superstars of tomorrow, unique concessions items and everything in between. If the first month of telecasts is any indication, it's going to be an action-packed summer of fun for our millions of loyal fans."
Fans tuning in to the Game of the Week broadcasts will see intrastate rivalries, an array of baseball's top prospects and 15 unique team locations over the course of the season. A total of 28 teams are being featured, as well as eight different leagues and more than 20 Major League Baseball affiliations. Dick Gabriel and Doug Flynn will continue to anchor the weekly broadcasts, with Lauren Gardner serving as roving reporter.
CBS Sports Network is available across the country to more than 99 million households through local cable, video and telco providers, and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
About Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball clubs through their farm systems. Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at Minor League Baseball ballparks. In 2013, Minor League Baseball attracted more than 41 million fans to its ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901. For more information about Minor League Baseball, visit www.MiLB.com.
About CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports, airs more than 400 live games annually, showcasing an array of men's and women's sports, as well as in-depth studio shows, documentaries and original programs. CBS Sports Network also provides extensive shoulder programming around CBS Sports' Championship events, including the Super Bowl, The Masters, PGA Championship and US Open Tennis Championships. The Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers including Verizon FiOS Channel 94 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 643 (1643 in HD) and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.