ValleyCats game to air on national TV this Sunday

'Cats featured as part of Minor League Baseball Sunday Showcase

By Tri-City ValleyCats | July 14, 2015 2:53 PM

TROY, NY - The Tri-City ValleyCats, New York-Penn League Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, will host a nationally televised game for the first time in franchise history this Sunday, July 19 as they take on the Aberdeen IronBirds, affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, at 6:00 p.m. EDT.

The game is part of Minor League Baseball's Sunday Showcase on the American Sports Network, who will distribute the game from coast-to-coast across many of Sinclair Broadcasting Group's 150+ local affiliate stations, and leading regional sports networks including MSG Networks Plus, Cox Sports, Comcast SportsNet, and Altitude Sports.

The broadcast, featured locally in Albany on WCWN (CW-15) and Aberdeen on WNUV (CW), will be available in more than 30 million homes across the country.

"The entire ValleyCats organization is thrilled to be hosting the first nationally televised game in franchise history, which will provide our club with an unmatched opportunity to promote the ValleyCats brand nationwide," said Rick Murphy, ValleyCats Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer. "The entire country will now be able to get a glimpse into what fans here in the Capital Region have come to enjoy for the past 13 seasons."

"We look at our new relationship with ASN as yet another way to expand the reach of Minor League Baseball beyond the ballpark," said Michael Hand, Minor League Baseball CMO and President, MiLB Enterprises. "We have been a part of the sports landscape for more than a century and provided entertainment to millions of fans. We're thrilled to bring the Minor League Baseball grassroots experience into more American homes and tell the incredible stories of our clubs while highlighting the commitment made to each community."

The games' on-air talent includes current ASN broadcasters Dave Armstrong, Keith Moreland and Monica McNutt. Armstrong, who will do the play-by-play, boasts professional sports credentials including three seasons in Major League Baseball as the television voice of the Kansas City Royals (1993-1995) followed by six seasons with the Colorado Rockies (1996-2001). Moreland, a 12-year MLB veteran who played for the Phillies, Cubs and Padres, will serve as color analyst. McNutt will handle the sideline reporter duties.

The ValleyCats will celebrate their mascot SouthPaw's birthday during Sunday's game, and tickets are still available at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium box office, by phone at 518-629-CATS (2287), or by logging on to the ValleyCats website, Tickets start at $5.75 each, and Sunday Funday family packages start at just $25, which includes four tickets, four hot dogs, and four sodas. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. for the opportunity to watch batting practice, Sunday Summer Reading will begin at 4:30 p.m., the pregame catch on the field will begin at 5:00 p.m., and postgame kids will be allowed to run the bases.


A full list of networks broadcasting Sunday's game can be found below:

WABM (MyTV): Alabama-Birmingham
WFGX (MyTV/This TV): AL-Mobile/Pensacola
Cox Sports Television: Arizona-Phoenix
Cox Sports Television: Arizona-Tucson
Cox Sports Television: Arkansas-Ft. Smith
Cox Sports Television: Arkansas-Jonesboro
KATV-2 (RetroTV): Arkansas-Little Rock
KBFX-2 (THIS): CA-Bakersfield
KFRE (CW): CA-Fresno-Visalia
FOTV (Dish Network Channel #6): CA-Los Angeles
Cox Sports Television: CA-San Diego
Cox Sports Television: CA-Santa Barbara
Altitude: CO-Colorado Springs
Altitude: CO-Denver
Altitude: CO-Grand Junction
WJLA-3 (Live Well Network): DC-Washington
Cox Sports Television: FL-Gainesville
Cox Sports Television: FL-Panama City
WTCN (MyTV): FL-West Palm Beach
Cox Sports Television: GA-Macon
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IA-Cedar Rapids
KGAN-2 (GETTV): IA-Cedar Rapids
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IA-Davenport (Quad)
KDSM-2 (GETTV): IA-Des Moines-Ames
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IA-Des Moines-Ames
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IA-Ottumwa
KPTH-2 (THIS): IA-Sioux City
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IA-Sioux City
Altitude: ID-Boise
Altitude: ID-Idaho Falls
Altitude: ID-Twin Falls
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IL-Champaign
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IL-Chicago
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IL-Peoria
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IL-Quincy
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IL-Rockford
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IN-Evansville
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IN-Ft. Wayne
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IN-Indianapolis
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IN-Lafayette
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IN-South Bend
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: IN-Terre Haute

Cox Sports Television: KS-Topeka
KSAS-2 (ANTTV): KS-Wichita
Altitude: KS-Wichita
Cox Sports Television: KS-Wichita
WDKY-2 (GETTV): KY-Lexington
WTVQ-2 (MyTV): KY-Lexington
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: KY-Paducah
Cox Sports Television: LA-Alexandria
Cox Sports Television: LA-Baton Rouge
Cox Sports Television: LA-Lafayette
Cox Sports Television: LA-Lake Charles
Cox Sports Television: LA-New Orleans
WNUV (CW): MD-Baltimore
WUCW-2 (GETTV): MN-Minneapolis
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: MN-Rochester
KRCG-2 (GETTV): MO-Columbia
Cox Sports Television: MO-Joplin/Pittsburg
KDNL-3 (GETTV): MO-St. Louis
Cox Sports Television: MS-Greenwood
Altitude: MT-Billings
Altitude: MT-Butte-Bozeman
Altitude: MT-Glendive
Altitude: MT-Great Falls
Altitude: MT-Helena
Altitude: MT-Missoula
WLOS-3 (GRIT): NC-Asheville-G'ville
WRDC (MYTV): NC-Raleigh-Durham
Altitude: Nebraska- N. Platte
Altitude: Nebraska-Lincoln
Altitude: Nebraska-Omaha
KXVO (CW): Nebraska-Omaha
Cox Sports Television: Nebraska-Omaha
KSNV-3 (GETTV): Nevada-Las Vegas
Cox Sports Television: Nevada-Las Vegas

KRXI-2 (RETTV): Nevada-Reno
WCWN (CW): New York-Albany
WNYO-2 (GETTV): New York-Buffalo
MSG Networks Plus: New York-New York
WUHF-2 (GETTV): New York-Rochester
WSTM-3 (LNW): New York-Syracuse
Altitude: NM-Albuquerque
WKRC-2 (CW): Ohio-Cincinnati

Cox Sports Television: Ohio-Cleveland-Akron
WSYX-2 (MYTHS): Ohio-Columbus
WRGT-2 (MYTHS): Ohio-Dayton
WYTV-2 (MYYTV): Ohio-Youngstown
KOCB-2 (GETTV): OK-Oklahoma City
Cox Sports Television: OK-Oklahoma City
KTUL-3 (RetroTV): OK-Tulsa
Cox Sports Television: OK-Tulsa
WHP-2 (MYTV): PA-Harrisburg
WJAC-2 (METV): PA-Johnstown
WPGH-2 (GETTV): PA-Pittsburgh
WQMY (MYTV): PA-Wilkes Barre
WACH-2 (GETTV): SC-Columbia
Altitude: SD-Rapid City
WTVC-2 (This TV): TN-Chattanooga
WMYT (THIS TV): TN-VA-Tri-Cities
KBTV-2 (BOUNCE): TX-Beaumont
KFOX-2 (RETTV): TX-El Paso
WOAI-2 (LWN): TX-San Antonio
Cox Sports Television: TX-Waco-Temple
KMYU (MYTV): UT-Salt Lake City
Altitude: UT-Salt Lake City
Cox Sports Television: VA-Norfolk-Portsmou
WRLH-2 (MYTHS): VA-Richmond
Cox Sports Television: VA-Roanoke
KOMO-2 (THIS): WA-Seattle-Tacoma
KHQ-2 (RSN): WA-Spokane
WMSN-2 (GETTV): WI-Madison
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus: WI-Madison
WCGV-2 (TCN): WI-Milwaukee
WCHS-2 (GETTV): WV-Charleston
Altitude: WY-Casper-Riverton
Altitude: WY-Cheyenne


This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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