, March 21, 2000

More Major League Baseball Coming To Fox Sports Net

National Games from Baseball Thursday Shedule begins April 6!

(CHICAGO)
– FOX Sports Net will once again showcase the most exciting teams and players in Major League Baseball with the return of Baseball Thursday, FOX Sports Net’s national baseball game of the week. The first of 22 live, scheduled Baseball Thursday match-ups on FOX Sports Net features Mike Piazza and the NL Wildcard Champion New York Mets hosting veteran slugger Tony Gwynn and the San Diego Padres on Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 PM.


This season’s Baseball Thursday schedule on FOX Sports Net highlights the very best teams and players from both the American and National League including: Ken Griffey, Jr. and the Cincinnati Reds (July 6, July 20 & Aug. 31), Mark McGwire and the St. Louis Cardinals (May 18 & July 6), Manny Ramirez and the Cleveland Indians (May 4 & Aug. 24), Nomar Garciaparra and the Boston Red Sox (May 25 & June 1), along with the defending World Series Champion New York Yankees (Aug. 17).


“With close to 200 Major League Baseball games involving the White Sox, Cubs and our Baseball Thursday line-up, we have truly become the one place for fans to turn to for the very best in baseball coverage,” said James J. Corno, FOX Sports Net Chicago’s Senior Vice President/General Manager.


The announce team of Kenny Albert and Jeff Torborg return for their fourth-straight year of calling Baseball Thursday telecasts, primarily handling East Coast games. Steve Physioc joins Kevin Kennedy in the booth for most West Coast games. Steve Lyons, Josh Lewin and Matt Vasgersian will also handle a select number of Baseball Thursday telecasts this season.


FOX Sports Net is a service of National Sports Partners, a 50/50 joint venture between Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and News Corp.’s FOX Entertainment Group. Equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and FOX Entertainment Group, FOX Sports Net now reaches more than 68 million homes nationwide.


Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., has dedicated itself to “Home Team” fans for more than 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow Media’s sports assets, including its 50 percent ownership of FOX Sports Net and FOX Sports National Advertising, majority ownership of Madison Square Garden Properties, and the ownership and management of FOX Sports Net regional networks in six of the nation’s largest markets – Chicago, New York, New England, Florida, Ohio and San Francisco.


BASEBALL THURSDAY ON FOX SPORTS NET

DATE

BASEBALL THURSDAY MATCH-UP

TIME

1. Thur 4/6 San Diego Padres @ New York Mets 6:00 PM
2. Thur 4/13 Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Francisco Giants 10:00 PM (JIP)
3. Thur 4/20 Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks 9:00 PM (JIP)
4. Thur 4/27 Tampa Bay Devil Rays @ Anaheim Angels 9:00 PM
5. Thur 5/4 Cleveland Indians @ Toronto Blue Jays 6:00 PM
6. Thur 5/11 New York Mets @ Pittsburgh Pirates 6:00 PM
7. Thur 5/18 St. Louis Cardinals @ Philadelphia Phillies 6:00 PM
8. Thur 5/25 Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox 6:00 PM
9. Thur 6/1 Kansas City Royals @ Boston Red Sox 6:00 PM
10. Thur 6/15 Arizona D-Backs @ Los Angeles Dodgers 9:00 PM
11. Thur 6/22 Baltimore Orioles @ Seatlle Mariners 10:00 PM (JIP)
12. Thur 7/6 Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals 7:00 PM
13. Thur 7/13 Anaheim Angels @ Los Angeles Dodgers 10:00 PM (JIP)
14. Thur 7/20 Cincinnati Reds @ Houston Astros 7:00 PM
15. Thur 8/3 Texas Rangers @ Toronto Blue Jays 6:00 PM
16. Thur 8/10 San Diego Padres @ Philadelphia Phillies 6:30 PM
17. Thur 8/17 Anaheim Angels @ New York Yankees 6:00 PM
18. Thur 8/24 Oakland Athletics @ Cleveland Indians 6:00 PM
19. Thur 8/31 Cincinnati Reds @ Atlanta Braves 6:30 PM
20. Thur 9/7 Seattle Mariners @ Toronto Blue Jays 6:00 PM
21. Thur 9/21 Wildcard Date: will select match-up on 9/14 TBA
22. Thur 9/28 Wildcard Date: will select match-up on 9/14 TBA


(JIP) – Joined in Progress
ALL TIMES ARE CENTRAL TIME
NOTE: All games after the All-Star Break are SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Game selections will be made 14 days out for August and seven days out for September

Contact:

Jeff Nuich
FOX Sports Chicago
312-396-9800

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