MLB International

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MLB International is a division of Major League Baseball primarily responsible for international broadcasts of games.[1] Prominently, in partnership with DirecTV, it produces and syndicates the All-Star Game, NLCS, ALCS, and the World Series to broadcasters in over 200 countries, and the American Forces Network for U.S. military troops abroad.

Commentators[edit]

From 1996 until 2003 and again starting in 2010, Gary Thorne[2] served as the play-by-play man for the World Series on Armed Forces Radio and MLB International.[3][4]

Dave O'Brien provided commentary for MLB International's coverage of the World Series from 2004 until 2009. O'Brien teamed with his usual ESPN partner Rick Sutcliffe on broadcasts of the World Series and the American League Championship Series for MLB International. From 1996-2002, and since 2010, MLB International broadcasts the League Championship Series alternately, with the American League Championship Series in even-numbered years and the National League Championship Series in odd-numbered years.[5]

Notable moments[edit]

1999 National League Championship Series, Game 5:

Two nights in a row, the Braves were so close to going to the World Series.

Ken Singleton on MLB International during Robin Ventura's at bat in Game 5.

2–1 delivery...ROBIN VENTURA! THE METS WIN! 4–3! THERE WILL BE A GAME 6!

Gary Thorne on MLB International on Ventura's grand slam. He obviously doesn't know it's a grand slam yet.
2001 World Series, Game 5:

That one hit in the air to left field!! DO YOU BELIEVE IT?!!!!!!!! GOODBYE HOME RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY HAVE DONE IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS GAME IS TIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gary Thorne calling Scott Brosius' game tying home run
2001 World Series, Game 7:

That one hit in the air to center field. IT'S OVER! THE DIAMONDBACKS, ON THE GONZALEZ SINGLE, ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS!

2011 World Series, Game 6:

Freese, in the air to center. Has he done it? WAY BACK! HELLO GAME SEVEN! GOODBYE, HOME RUN! AN UNBELIEVABLE WIN FOR THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS!

Gary Thorne calling David Freese's Game 6 walk-off home run for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Texas Rangers.
2012 World Series, Game 1:

Here's a 1-1 delivery, RIGHT CENTER FIELD!!!! THE ANSWER IS.........YES!!!! GOODBYE..HOME RUN!!! NUMBER 3!

Gary Thorne calling Pablo Sandoval's Game 1 home run for the San Francisco Giants against the Detroit Tigers that ties the World Series home run record.
2013 National League Championship Series, Game 1:

3 ball, one strikeout, and that's gonna be....................BASE HIT!! BELTRAN! GAME WINNER!! Descalso scores in the 13th, the Cardinals 3 and the Dodgers 2

Gary Thorne calling Carlos Beltran's Game 1 walk-off hit for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Commentator pairings[edit]

MLB International broadcasters[edit]

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