ESPN Deportes Set to Showcase Dominican Baseball League Action for 2005-’06 Season;...

ESPN Deportes Set to Showcase Dominican Baseball League Action for 2005-’06 Season; Hall of Famer Juan Marichal Returns as Lead Commentator; ESPN Deportes Available Nationwide on DISH Network Channel 854



SHARE THIS ARTICLE

New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR
WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–October 27, 2005–ESPN Deportes, the Spanish-language network
with the most complete baseball coverage, will begin its exclusive telecast of
the 2005-’06 Dominican League Baseball season on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.
with a match up featuring the defending champions Aguilas Cibaenas and their historic
archrival Tigres del Licey.

Pitching legend Juan Marichal,
the only Dominican-born player in the Hall of Fame, will serve as lead analyst
for a second consecutive season. Joining Marichal for play-by-play will be veteran
Dominican League and Major League Baseball announcer Kevin Cabral, with Carlos
Jose Lugo as field reporter.

This season, ESPN Deportes
plans to offer telecasts of up to 30 Dominican League games including regular
season games on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. ET and Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m.
ET and coverage of the playoffs and finals. On Monday, November 7 at 7 p.m.
ET, ESPN Deportes will air a special broadcast of the league featuring the Gigantes
del Cibao visiting the Tigres del Licey, which will serve as the back-drop for
the 98th anniversary of the founding of the Tigres del Licey.

Baseball fans across the
country can now follow Dominican Baseball League action on the DISH Network,
as ESPN Deportes is available on channel 854 of the DISH Latino channel package.

In addition to the Dominican
League, ESPN Deportes also televises extensive coverage of the Mexican winter
and summer leagues, the Liga Mexicana del Pacifico and the Liga Mexicana de
Beisbol, respectively, as well as a complete line-up of regular season Major
League Baseball games, the HR Derby and Future Stars Game.

The Dominican Baseball League
consists of six teams: Aguilas Cibaenas; Azucareros del Este; Estrellas del
Oriente; Gigantes del Cibao; Leones del Escogido; and Tigres del Licey. Each
team plays a 50-game schedule, with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs.
The titleholder then goes on to represent the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean
Series to play against the champions of Mexico, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

ESPN Deportes Dominican
League Baseball Schedule: (All Times Eastern)

DATE                
TIME   TEAMS

Wednesday, Nov. 2  
7 p.m. Aguilas Cibaenas vs. Tigres del Licey
Monday, Nov. 7     
7 p.m. Gigantes del Cibao vs. Tigres del Licey
Wednesday, Nov. 9   7
p.m. Estrellas del Oriente vs. Aguilas Cibaenas
Sunday, Nov. 13    
4 p.m. Leaones del Escogio vs. Aguilas Cibaenas
Wednesday, Nov. 16 
7 p.m. Tigres del Licey vs. Aguilas Cibaenas
Sunday, Nov. 20    
4 p.m. Leones del Escogido vs. Tigres del Licey
Wednesday, Nov. 23 
7 p.m. Estrellas del Oriente vs. Tigres del Licey
Sunday, Nov. 27    
4 p.m. Tigres del Licey vs. Aguilas Cibaenas
Wednesday, Nov. 30 
7 p.m. Estrellas del Oriente vs. Leones del
                           
Escogido
Sunday, Dec. 4      4
p.m. Tigres del Licey vs. Leones del Escogido
Wednesday, Dec. 7  
7 p.m. Azucareros del Este vs. Leones del
                           
Escogido
Wednesday, Dec. 14 
7 p.m. Estrellas del Oriente vs.  Aguilas Cibaenas
Sunday, Dec. 18    
4 p.m. Aguilas Cibaenas  vs. Tigres del Licey
Wednesday, Dec. 21 
7 p.m. Gigantes del Cibao vs. Tigres del Licey

* Additional games to
be announced at a later date.

ESPN Deportes Set to Showcase Dominican Baseball League Action for 2005-’06 Season; Hall of Famer Juan Marichal Returns as Lead Commentator; ESPN Deportes Available Nationwide on DISH Network Channel 854