ESPN Deportes to Televise Live the Interleague All Star Game and Home...

ESPN Deportes to Televise Live the Interleague All Star Game and Home Run Derby

New York Yankees Robinson Cano Joins Dominican Roster St. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina Joins Puerto Rican Line-up Hall of Fame Pitcher Juan Marichal and Former Major Leaguer Candy Maldonado to Offer Analysis


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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–December 7, 2006–Continuing its extensive coverage of baseball all-year-round, ESPN Deportes, the home of winter baseball, will offer an exclusive, Spanish-language production of the Caribbean’s most intense baseball rivalry as the Puerto Rican All-Stars travel to the Dominican Republic to take on the Dominican All-Stars in the Interleague All Star Game, Sunday, Dec. 10. In addition, the network will also offer exclusive coverage of the Interleague Home Run Derby, making it the first time the contest is aired in the U.S.

Live coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. E.T., with a special 30-minute edition of Beisbol Esta Noche (Baseball Tonight), followed by live telecast of the Home Run Derby at 3 p.m., ET., and the Interleague All-Star game at 4 p.m. ET.

Joining the Dominican roster will be New York Yankees Robinson Cano. St. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina is set to represent Puerto Rico.

Pitching legend Juan Marichal, the only Dominican- born player in the Hall of Fame will provide commentary for a third consecutive year. Joining Marichal for play-by-play will be veteran Major League Baseball announcer Ernesto Jerez and former Major Leaguer Candy Maldonado (analysis). ESPN Deportes’ Kevin Cabral and Carlos Jose Lugo will provide reports from the field.

Going into its fourth year, the Interleague All Stars game features players from the winter leagues in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in a one-game showdown. Among the major leaguers who have participated in the past include Puerto Ricans Alex Cintron, Jose Valentin, Alex Rios and Carlos Baerga. The Dominican team has been represented by major leaguers David Ortiz, Robinson Cano, Jose Reyes, Neifi Perez and Rafael Furcal, among others.

ESPN Deportes provides fans with the most extensive Spanish-language baseball coverage. The network televises winter baseball from the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Venezuela, as well as more than 70 regular-season Major League Baseball games and the Home Run Derby.

ESPN Deportes has secured distribution agreements with eight of the ten largest cable operators in the U.S., including Adelphia, Cablevision, Charter, Cox, Comcast, Insight, Cable One, and with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). ESPN Deportes is also available in Puerto Rico on Liberty Cablevision.

ESPN Deportes to Televise Live the Interleague All Star Game and Home Run Derby