FOX Sports Midwest to Televise 55 Games; Five Games to be Nationally Televised by ESPN/FOX
Mike Shannon & John Rooney Return for 15th Season on KMOX & Cardinals Radio Network
Polo Ascencio & Bengie Molina to Call All Home Games for Club’s Spanish Radio Broadcasts
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 16, 2020– The St. Louis Cardinals today announced that every 2020 regular season game will be televised locally or nationally as well as broadcast on KMOX and the Cardinals Radio Network. Additionally, all 30 home games played in St. Louis will feature live Spanish radio broadcasts.
In its 27th season with the team, and tenth as the exclusive local TV home of the Cardinals, FOX Sports Midwest will carry 55 of the 60-game regular season schedule. FOX Sports Midwest will also televise the Cardinals-Royals exhibition game at Busch Stadium on July 22. Each FOX Sports Midwest telecast will also be streamed live on the FOX Sports GO app and at FOXSportsGO.com. FOX Sports Midwest will continue to produce the Cardinals Live pre- and postgame shows for every regular season telecast, including expanded pregame coverage on Opening Night.
Dan McLaughlin, Jim Edmonds, Ricky Horton and Brad Thompson will call home games from the broadcast booth at Busch Stadium, but will remain in St. Louis to call road games. Jim Hayes, Scott Warmann and Erica Weston will serve as reporters and hosts for Cardinals Live, while Al Hrabosky and Rick Ankiel serve as pre- and postgame analysts. Hall of Famer Tim McCarver has opted not to travel from Florida to broadcast Cardinals games this season. The network will also continue to air Cardinals Insider, the club-produced weekly television show, with new episodes beginning on Sunday, July 19.
Currently, five regular season games will be carried exclusively on FOX (aired locally on KTVI) and ESPN as part of Major League Baseball’s national television packages, including the Cardinals’ contest against the Chicago White Sox in the “MLB at Field of Dreams™ presented by GEICO”. The schedule is subject to change based on future national television selections.
In addition to televised game coverage, KMOX 1120 AM, the team’s flagship radio station, and most stations on the Cardinals Radio Network, will carry every regular season game. Broadcasters Mike Shannon (49th season) and John Rooney (15th season) will again share all the Cardinals calls on the radio at home. Ricky Horton will continue to join John Rooney to announce all Cardinals road games from St. Louis. Mike Claiborne returns to assist with broadcasts while Tom Ackerman, Chris Hrabe and Joe Pott will serve as pre- and postgame hosts on KMOX. This year marks KMOX’s tenth consecutive season as the flagship station and 63rd year overall. The Cardinals Radio Network consists of 145 radio stations in eight states and is the largest radio network in MLB.
The Cardinals, in cooperation with WIJR 880 AM La Tremenda, will produce 30 Spanish-language radio broadcasts for all St. Louis homes games during the 2020 season. Play-by-play announcer Polo Ascencio and color commentator Bengie Molina will return for their fifth season to provide Hispanic and Latino fans with a way to follow the Cardinals in their native language. All 30 broadcasts will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com and the MLB app.