ESPN at the World Series

Even though ESPN does not have the television rights to the World Series, it will have a strong presence at this year’s Fall Classic.

Baseball Tonight will report on the road for the World Series, beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 22, with a World Series preview show at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Baseball Tonight will air before and after most World Series games (generally at 7 p.m. and midnight) with Karl Ravech, Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian providing analysis and commentary.

In addition, Chris Berman, Jon Sciambi, Adnan Virk and Ravech will anchor daily, on-site SportsCenter coverage from the Baseball Tonight set with Orel Hershiser, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe, Chris Singleton, Larkin, Kruk, Schilling, Olney and Kurkjian making appearances. Updates will begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

ESPN Radio does have the radio broadcast rights to the World Series.  Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser will call each game of the series.

ESPN.com will also be on site with contributors including ESPN MLB Insiders Olney, Kurkjian, Jayson Stark, Jerry Crasnick, Jim Caple and Jim Bowden.  It will also create and maintain a dedicated World Series page with extensive game coverage, news, analysis, scouting reports, expert predictions, polls, videos and statistics;

Here is the ESPN schedule for its coverage of the World Series:

Date Time Game / Commentators Networks
Tue, Oct. 22 7 p.m. Baseball Tonight

Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian

ESPN2,WatchESPN
Wed, Oct. 23 4 p.m. Baseball Tonight at the World Series ESPN.com
  7 p.m. Baseball Tonight

Ravech, Larkin, Kruk, Curt Schilling, Olney, Kurkjian

ESPN2,WatchESPN
  8 p.m.* World Series Game 1: St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox

Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser

ESPN Radio
  12 a.m. Baseball Tonight

Ravech, Larkin, Kruk, Schilling, Olney, Kurkjian

ESPN2,WatchESPN
Thu, Oct. 24 4 p.m. Baseball Tonight at the World Series ESPN.com
  7 p.m. Baseball Tonight

Ravech, Larkin, Kruk, Schilling, Olney, Kurkjian

ESPN2,WatchESPN
  8 p.m.* World Series Game 2: St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox

Shulman, Hershiser

ESPN Radio
  12 a.m. Baseball Tonight

Ravech, Larkin, Kruk, Schilling, Olney, Kurkjian

ESPN2,WatchESPN
Sat, Oct. 26 4 p.m. Baseball Tonight at the World Series ESPN.com
  8 p.m.* World Series Game 3: Boston Red Sox at St. Louis Cardinals

Shulman, Hershiser

ESPN Radio
Sun, Oct. 27 4 p.m. Baseball Tonight at the World Series ESPN.com
  7 p.m. Baseball Tonight

Ravech, Larkin, Schilling, Olney, Kurkjian

ESPN2,WatchESPN
  8 p.m.* World Series Game 4: Boston Red Sox at St. Louis Cardinals

Shulman, Hershiser

ESPN Radio
  12 a.m. Baseball Tonight

Ravech, Kruk, Schilling, Olney, Kurkjian

ESPN2,WatchESPN
Mon, Oct. 28 4 p.m. Baseball Tonight at the World Series ESPN.com
  7 p.m. Baseball Tonight

Ravech, Larkin, Kruk, Schilling, Olney, Kurkjian

ESPN2,WatchESPN
  8 p.m.* World Series Game 5: Boston Red Sox at St. Louis Cardinals**

Shulman, Hershiser

ESPN Radio
  12 a.m. Baseball Tonight

Ravech, Larkin, Kruk, Schilling, Olney, Kurkjian

ESPN2,WatchESPN
Wed, Oct. 30 4 p.m. Baseball Tonight at the World Series ESPN.com
  7 p.m. Baseball Tonight

Ravech, Larkin, Kruk, Schilling, Olney, Kurkjian

ESPN2,WatchESPN
  8 p.m.* World Series Game 6: St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox**

Shulman, Hershiser

ESPN Radio
  1 a.m. Baseball Tonight

Ravech, Larkin, Kruk, Schilling, Olney, Kurkjian

ESPN2,WatchESPN
Thu, Oct. 31 4 p.m. Baseball Tonight at the World Series ESPN.com
  7 p.m. Baseball Tonight

Ravech, Larkin, Kruk, Schilling, Olney, Kurkjian

ESPN2,WatchESPN
  8 p.m.* World Series Game 7: St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox**

Shulman, Hershiser

ESPN Radio
  1:30 a.m. Baseball Tonight

Ravech, Larkin, Kruk, Schilling, Olney, Kurkjian

ESPN2,WatchESPN

*Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m.

**If necessary

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