ESPN Radio, MLB Tag Up Through 2010


ESPN Radio and Major League Baseball will play ball through the 2010 season under an extension announced Thursday.

However, ESPN Radio did relinquish satellite rights to MLB broadcasts in 2005.

“We made a terrific deal that is great for baseball fans across the country and makes good business sense for us,” ESPN executive vice president of programming and production Mark Shapiro said in a prepared statement.

“We will continue to bring all of the resources of ESPN to our broadcasts, including Jon Miller and Hall of Famer Joe Morgan on the World Series starting Saturday,” he added.

ESPN Radio reaches more than 17 million listeners each week of the season, and the network’s coverage of MLB games is broadcast by 355 affiliates nationwide.