MiLB games, including several International League games, a Quad Cities River Bandits match and the Triple-A All-Star Game, will be carried live by the MLB Network.Minor League Baseball (MiLB) is coming to MLB Network this year, with select live games throughout the 2010 season and the Triple-A All-Star Game. Coverage begins on Monday, April 26 with the Gwinnett Braves (Class AAA; International League) at Durham Bulls (Class AAA; International League) at 11 a.m. ET, followed by the Burlington Bees (Low Class A; Midwest League) at Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League) on Monday, May 3 at noon ET.
MLB Network’s Mitch Williams and Philadelphia Phillies announcer Tom McCarthy will be in the broadcast booth for the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. ET live from Coca-Cola Park, home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Class AAA; International League). Williams, an 11-year MLB veteran, was a relief pitcher for the Phillies from 1991-1993. McCarthy, who called radio play-by-play for the Phillies from 2001-2005, is currently the Phillies television play-by-play announcer.
MLB Network’s MiLB schedule also includes the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) at Indianapolis Indians (Class AAA; International League) on May 19 at 11 a.m. ET, timed with Indianapolis’ “Baseball in Education” promotion, and the Norfolk Tides (Class AAA; International League) at Columbus Clippers (Class AAA; International League) on June 15 at noon ET. MLB Network will air additional weekday afternoon games throughout the summer and each game will be a simulcast of local telecasts, including local announcers.
"Minor League Baseball is pleased to expand its relationship with MLB Network by adding one of our marquee events in the Triple-A All-Star Game, as well as additional regular season games from our various leagues,” said Pat O’Conner, Minor League Baseball President.