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Sunday night MLB games to start at 6

Field Level Media Sunday Night Baseball will begin an hour earlier this season, with broadcasts to start at 6 p.m. ESPN started the Sunday Night Baseball telecast in 1990, and commissioner Rob Manfred discussed the possibility of earlier start ti...

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Sunday Night Baseball will begin an hour earlier this season, with broadcasts to start at 6 p.m.

ESPN started the Sunday Night Baseball telecast in 1990, and commissioner Rob Manfred discussed the possibility of earlier start times during the playoffs as the league attempts to improve fan engagement.

The coveted slot is a showcase as the final game on the schedule almost every Sunday during MLB season.

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"We are extremely proud that for 30 seasons Sunday Night Baseball remains the destination for baseball fans come together each week," Burke Magnus, ESPN Executive Vice President, Programming and Scheduling, said in a statement. "We're also proud of our three-decades long relationship with Major League Baseball, which is more dynamic than ever. We will continue to innovate and try new things, as fans enjoy MLB's best on Sunday nights, like they have since 1990."

Sunday Night Baseball begins March 31 with a National League East game between the Braves and Phillies playing in Philadelphia.

 

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