With no live Opening Day games Thursday, because of the coronavirus pandemic, baseball fans are being offered a multitude of classic alternatives on television and other platforms.
ESPN2 is airing an eight-hour Home Run Derby marathon on Thursday, starting with Pete Alonso‘s impressive show from last summer. The consecutive 2-hour broadcasts,which will also stream on the ESPN App, begin at 6 p.m. ET, and include power displays by Bryce Harper (2018), Aaron Judge (2017) and Todd Frazier (2015).
ESPN will also debut a new content series Thursday called “Baseball Fix,” which will be hosted by analyst Tim Kurkjian and will focus on a classic baseball story each day tied to that date in history.
With the season delayed until at least mid-May, Major League Baseball will air 30 games Thursday — one memorable game for each franchise — on its YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages.
The list includes Dave Roberts’ series-shifting stolen base for the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the 2003 AL Championship Series, the Chicago Cubs ending their championship drought in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, and perfect games by Felix Hernandez and Mark Buehrle.
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