MLB International is a division of Major League Baseball primarily responsible for international broadcasts of games. 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.
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.
Two nights in a row, the Braves were so close to going to the World Series.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 2001 World Series, Game 7:
- 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!
- 2012 World Series, Game 1:
Here's a 1-1 delivery, RIGHT CENTER FIELD!!!! THE ANSWER IS.........YES!!!! GOODBYE..HOME RUN!!! NUMBER 3!
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
- Dave O'Brien and Rick Sutcliffe (All-Star Game, ALCS and the World Series, 2004-2009)
- Gary Thorne and Ken Singleton (All-Star Game, League Championship Series and the World Series, 1996-2003)
- Gary Thorne and Rick Sutcliffe (All-Star Game, League Championship Series and the World Series, 2010-2014)
- Matt Vasgersian and John Smoltz (All-Star Game, League Championship Series and the World Series, 2015-present)
MLB International broadcasters
- Asia: Fox Sports Asia
- Australasia: ESPN Australia, Fox Sports (Australia), One
- Canada: Sportsnet, Sportsnet One, RDS, TVA Sports
- China: Liaoning Television, Tianjin TV, Shenzhen TV, North Interactive TV, Shaanxi Television, Jiangsu TV
- Europe: beIN Sports (France), Sport10 (Belgium), Fox Sports International (Netherlands), Canal+ Deportes (Spain), BT Sport ESPN, BT Sport (UK and Ireland), SPORT1 (Germany), Sport 5 (Israel), Viasat Sport East (Russia), Viasat Sport (Sweden), Viasat Sport Norway (Norway), Viasat Sport Baltic, Nelonen Pro 1 (Finland), Sky Sport (Italy)
- Japan: NHK, J Sports
- South Korea: MBC, Spo TV, MBC Sports+
- Latin America: Fox Sports Latinoamérica, RPC-TV, TV Max (Panama), Televisa (Mexico), Meridiano Televisión (Venezuela), RCN Televisión, Telecaribe (Colombia), ESPN Latin America, ESPN Brazil (Brazil)
- Dominican Republic: CDN SportsMax, CDN
- Puerto Rico: WAPA-TV
- Curacao: Telecuracao
- Africa and Middle East: SuperSport, Fox Sports Middle East
- Taiwan: FTV
- "Less is More With MLB International". Canadian Sports Media Blog. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
- "Less is More With MLB International". A Rouge's Point. October 19, 2012.
- Major League Baseball International TV Coverage
- Yahoo! Search Results for Major League Baseball International Gary Thorne
- "The World Series Is Truly Global With An International Audience". Fang's Bites. October 27, 2010.
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