ESPN Deportes 2004 Major League Baseball Schedule ESPN

ESPN Deportes 2004 Major League Baseball Schedule ESPN

Exclusive U.S. Spanish-Language Telecasts of More Than 70 Games Begin on April 4


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New York–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March
17, 2004–ESPN Deportes will offer exclusive national coverage of more than
70 regular season Major League Baseball games, starting with the 2004 season
opener of Beisbol Dominical de ESPN Deportes (Sunday Night Baseball) featuring
Pedro Martinez and the Boston Red Sox visiting Miguel Tejada and his new team,
the Baltimore Orioles on April 4 at 8 p.m. ET.

ESPN Deportes will continue
to televise opening day action on Monday, April 5 with three additional games
including the Chicago Cubs vs. the Cincinnati Reds at 2 p.m. ET., the San Francisco
Giants vs. the Houston Astros at 7 p.m. ET, and the Texas Rangers vs. the Oakland
Athletics at 10:30 p.m. ET.

ESPN Deportes Major League
Baseball telecasts will include Sunday Night Baseball games, as well as Wednesday
night doubleheaders, a number of holiday games, the Home Run Derby, the Futures
Game and Triple-A All Star Game.

ESPN Deportes, which had
been available as block of Sunday night programming between 2001 and 2003, was
expanded to a 24-hour service in January of this year.

Veteran ESPN Deportes commentator
Ernesto Jerez (play by play) and former Major League Baseball player Candy Maldonado
(analyst) will return of a fourth consecutive season of Major League Baseball
on ESPN Deportes. Additional ESPN Deportes commentators Luis Alfredo Alvarez,
Guillermo Celis, and Fernando Alvarez will compose a second telecast team to
handle the increased schedule of games.

Throughout its coverage
of Major League Baseball, ESPN Deportes will showcase some of the best Latino
players in the game, including the reigning American League Most Valuable Player
Alex Rodriguez (New York Yankees), slugger Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs), RBI machine
Carlos Delgado (Toronto Blue Jays), hitting sensation Albert Puljos (St. Louis
Cardinals), and rising superstar Miguel Cabrera (Florida Marlins), who rose
to prominence during last year’s playoffs.

In addition, ESPNdeportes.com
will offer comprehensive Major League Baseball news and information throughout
the season. Highlights will include real-time scores and statistics, game re-caps
and box scores, pre-game and post-game analysis of ESPN Deportes telecasts,
and interactive chat sessions hosted by ESPN Deportes commentators.

Since launching earlier
this year, ESPN Deportes has secured distribution on a variety of cable systems
including Charter, Cox, and Insight, and with the National Cable Television
Cooperative (NCTC). ESPN Deportes is expected to be rolled-out in key Hispanic
markets including Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, San Diego, and Austin,
among others.

* ESPN DEPORTES 2004 MAJOR
LEAGUE BASEBALL SCHEDULE (THROUGH JUNE 27)

DATE             
TIME         TEAM

Sun., Apr. 4     
08:00pm      Boston Red Sox

                              
@ Baltimore Orioles

Mon., Apr. 5     
02:00pm      Chicago Cubs

                              
@ Cincinnati Reds

Mon., Apr. 5     
07:00pm      San Francisco Giants

                              
@ Houston Astros

Mon., Apr. 5     
10:30pm      Texas Rangers

                              
@ Oakland Athletics

Sun., Apr. 11    
08:00pm      San Francisco Giants

                              
@ San Diego Padres

Sun., Apr. 18    
08:00pm      Oakland Athletics

                              
@ Anaheim Angels

Sun., Apr. 25    
08:00pm      Atlanta Braves

                               @
Florida Marlins

Sun., May 02     
08:00pm      Boston Red Sox

                              
@ Texas Rangers

Sun., May 09     
08:00pm      Philadelphia Phillies

                               @
Arizona Diamondbacks

Sun., May 16     
08:00pm      Anaheim Angels

                              
@ Baltimore Orioles

Sun., May 23     
08:00pm      St. Louis Cardinal

                              
@ Chicago Cubs

Sun., May 30     
08:00pm      Arizona Diamonbacks

                 
             @
Los Angeles Dodgers

Sun., Jun. 06    
08:00pm      Chicago White Sox

                              
@ Seattle Mariners

Sun., Jun. 13    
08:00pm      Los Angeles Dodgers

                              
@ Boston Red Sox

Sun., Jun. 20    
08:00pm      New York Yankees

                              
@ Los Angeles Dodgers

Sun., Jun. 27    
08:00pm      New York Mets

                              
@ New York Yankees

* Additional games to be
announced at a later date.

–30–MW/ny*

CONTACT:
ESPN, New York
Santa Brito, 212/456-0252
santa.brito@espn.com

ESPN Deportes 2004 Major League Baseball Schedule ESPN