2018 MLB Little League Classic
|Date||August 19, 2018|
|Venue||BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field|
|Umpires||Chris Guccione (HP), Jeremie Rehak (1B), Mark Ripperger (2B), Gerry Davis (3B)|
|Ceremonial first pitch||7:10 p.m.|
|Television||ESPN Sunday Night Baseball|
Matt Vasgersian (play-by-play)
Alex Rodriguez (analyst)
Jessica Mendoza (analyst)
Buster Olney (reporter)
Luis Alfredo Álvarez (play-by-play)
Yopenay Grande (analyst)
Guillermo Celis (reporter)
|Radio announcers||Mike Couzens (play-by-play)|
Jim Bowden (analyst)
The 2018 MLB Little League Classic was a regular season Major League Baseball (MLB) game that was played on August 19, 2018, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, during the 2018 MLB season and the 2018 Little League World Series.
On August 20, 2017, the first MLB Little League Classic was held as the Pirates beat the Cardinals, 6–3. Both teams entered the game within six games of the wild card. The game was widely publicized for its playoff implications.
|New York Mets||0||4||0||2||0||1||0||1||0||8||14||0|
|WP: Jason Vargas (3–8) LP: Nick Pivetta (7–10)|
PHI: Carlos Santana (18)
The game was aired nationally on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball and MLB Network. It was aired in Spanish on ESPN Deportes. The game was broadcast on ESPN Radio and Westwood One. It was streamed world-wide on ESPN.com and the ESPN app, as well as multiple streaming-based websites such as Hulu.
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