The New York Mets and New York Yankees return to their usual broadcast outlets: SNY, YES Network, WPIX-11, WCBS 880-AM and WFAN 660-AM and 101.9-FM.
Fox Sports (aired on WNYW-5 in New York market) will have its usual Saturday game of the week at 7:15 p.m. starting in June. Cable channel Fox Sports 1 will have a slate of games on Saturdays and some weeknights. ESPN has reduced its slate of games, sticking to Sunday nights and occasional weeknights.
MLB Network will continue to air home-game telecasts that don’t fall within a national network broadcast window.
There will be new options to watch games this season.
Turner Sports will present a new Tuesday night slate on TBS, getting rid of its Sunday afternoon package.
AppleTV+ has joined the mix and will broadcast Friday night doubleheaders on its subscription service – it is expected the early part of the Apple schedule will be available for free as an enticement.
Subscription service MLB.tv will provide every TV and radio broadcast for all Major League teams.
New York Yankees
Radio powerhouse WFAN (660-AM, 101.9-FM) is the flagship station for the ninth consecutive year. Sterling is in his 33rd season as lead radio voice; Suzyn Waldman has been at his side since 2005.
Local radio stations WGNY (1220-AM), Oldies 105.3-FM and Country 94.5-FM will also carry Yankees games.
Tues. 12, Wed. 13, Fri. 15, Sat. 16, Sun. 17 - AL Division Series, times and networks TBD (TBS, TNT; Spanish telecasts on MLB Network)
New York Mets
SportsNet New York (SNY), airing the Mets for the 17th year in a row, will provide pre- and post-game coverage throughout the postseason. Gary Apple is the primary host for pre- and post-game shows, with Todd Zeile as primary analyst. Jerry Blevins also sits in, as does Terry Collins.
Radio news station WCBS (880-AM) is the flagship station for the fourth consecutive year. Howie Rose and Wayne Randazzo have been paired during the WCBS tenure.
The Mets have no radio affiliates in the Hudson Valley. The Audacy App will provide free streaming for all Mets games, in English and Spanish, plus on the website Mets.com. The Mets' Spanish radiocasts will also air on Spanish-language WEPN (1050-AM). Max Perez Jimenez and Nestor Rosario have the Spanish calls.
Fri. 7 - vs. Padres, game 1, 8 p.m. (ESPN), Sat. 8 - vs. Padres, game 2, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN); Sun. 9 - vs. Padres, game 3 (if necessary), 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (ESPN); Mon. 11, Tues. 12, Thur. 14, Fri. 15, Sat. 16 - NL Division series, times and networks TBD (Fox-5 and FS1)
ESPN will air the entire wild-card series, placing games on its main network, ESPN2 and ABC.
The Sunday Night Baseball team of Karl Ravech, David Cone and Eduardo Perez have the call for the Padres-Mets series. Kevin Brown and Chris Burke have the call on ESPN Radio. Saturday - 7:30 p.m. (ESPN); Sunday - 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Yankees announcer Michael Kay will team with Alex Rodriguez for the call of the Phillies at Cardinals series. Roxy Bernstein and Kyle Peterson have the call on ESPN Radio. Saturday - 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2); Sunday - 8:30 p.m.
Dave Flemming is joined by Jessica Mendoza and Tim Kurkjian for the TV call of the Mariners-Blue Jays series. Dan Shulman and Gregg Olsen have the call on ESPN Radio. Saturday - 4 p.m. (ESPN); Sunday - 2 p.m.
Jon Sciambi and Doug Glanville will call the Rays-Guardians series on TV. Dave O'Brien and Marly Rivera have the call on ESPN Radio. Saturday - noon (ESPN2); Sunday - 4 p.m.
ESPN Radio games (airing locally on WEPN 98.7-FM) are also on the ESPN app and webstreamed on ESPNradio.com. The radiocasts will also be available on SXM Radio and TuneIn app.
Fox Sports is presenting the MLB for the 27th consecutive season, culminating with one Championship Series and the World Series. Fox games appear on WNYW-5 in New York.
Cable channel Fox Sports 1 will present NL Division Series and NL Championship Series action.
Joe Davis has replaced long-time voice Joe Buck, who jumped to ESPN Monday Night Football. Other play callers included Adam Amin, Kevin Burkhardt, Aaron Goldsmith and Len Kasper, and analysts Eric Karros, A.J. Pierzynski and reporter Tom Verducci. Tom Rinaldi joined the team as a new essayist and reporter in 2021.
Fox and FS1 telecasts are available on the Fox Sports app for authenticated subscribers.
MLB on Fox Sports
Playoffs schedule TBD
The Spanish-language cable channel will present numerous telecasts this season. Adrian Garcia Marquez and Edgar Gonzalez were the lead announce pairing in 2021. Carlos Alvarez and Jaime Motta was another pairing.
Fox Deportes will choose one of the two or three Saturday games that Fox Sports is televising for its Spanish simulcast.
The network, which launched at the start of 2009, will air numerous home-team telecasts each week during the regular season. Prime-time games are often scheduled outside national broadcast windows set forth for Tuesdays on Turner, Apple TV+ on Fridays and Fox Sports 1 and Fox on Saturdays.
Afternoon games are often scheduled, especially on Wednesday and Thursday get-away travel days.
The network will produce MLB Showcase games during the season. Bob Costas and Matt Vasgersian have provided play-by-play in recent seasons. John Smoltz and Jim Kaat have provided analysis.
The schedules are updated every month at MLBnetwork.com.
MLB Network schedule
Mon. 5 - Rays at Red Sox, 7 p.m.; Rockies at Dodgers, 10 p.m.
The full-season subscription service provides all regular-season TV and radio broadcasts for both participating teams. The annual price tag is $139.99 for new customers ($10 off for returning customers).
At the start of spring training, MLB.tv will provide free TV broadcasts for a week – just sign up for MLB.tv but no purchase is necessary for those free games through March 24. The service will also provide a free game most every day during the regular season.
Yankees and Mets TV live broadcasts are not available in the New York market but the replays can be viewed 45 minutes after conclusion. The live radio broadcasts are available.
Free video games of the day
The subscription based audio service offers most home-team broadcasts on MLB Channels 176-189. MLB Network channel 89 often presents live games. ESPN telecasts can be heard on channel 80. Every MLB team has its own SXM channel as well, and those can be heard online.
For those who still like to tune in on radio, there are probably still some out-of-town stations that you can find for games, mostly on evenings. Philadelphia Phillies games can be heard in our Pennsylvania territory on Scranton's WEJL (630-AM) and Wilkes-Barre's WBAX (1240-AM). St. Louis Cardinals games air on KMOX (1120-AM).
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