MLB All-Star Game to Air On XM Satellite Radio

fans across the U.S. can
tune into XM Satellite Radio for comprehensive coverage of the 2008 Major
League Baseball All-Star Week in New
York City, including the 79th MLB All-Star Game at
Yankee Stadium on July 15.
XM will
air the All-Star Game, the Home Run Derby, and exclusive radio coverage of the
XM All-Star Futures Game, featuring the top minor-league prospects from the U.S. and
baseball talk radio channel MLB Home Plate will be live from New
York starting July 12 with Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. at the
All-Star FanFest at the Javits Center in Manhattan.
Cal and
his brother and fellow major-league vet Billy Ripken will host their weekly XM
show “Ripken Baseball” at the XM broadcast booth in the convention
center this Saturday 10-11 am ET. The Ripkens’ guests will include the Yankees’
Hall of Famer Whitey Ford.
Home Plate channel (XM 175)’s on-air team will host shows at FanFest, Yankee
Stadium, and the XM studios at Jazz at Lincoln Center July 12-16.
year’s Midsummer Classic will be the fourth and final All-Star Game played at
Yankee Stadium as the team prepares to open a new stadium in 2009. Pre-game
ceremonies at the “House That Ruth Built” will include the largest gathering
of baseball stars on one field at the same time.
All-Star Game this year is especially historic because it’s the last one to be
played on the most hallowed ground in baseball,” said Eric Logan, XM
executive vice president, programming. “We will have wall-to-wall coverage
of All-Star events in New York
for five days straight. It’s all part of our mission to bring every MLB game to
millions of listeners across the country.”
XM airs
every game for every MLB team throughout the regular season and postseason.
XM’s MLB Home Plate channel covers the game 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. XM
is the exclusive satellite radio provider of Major League Baseball.
All-Star Week on XM Satellite Radio on-air schedule:
July 12 – Wednesday, July 16: MLB Home Plate (XM channel 175) live from DHL
All-Star FanFest, Yankee Stadium, and Jazz at Lincoln
Center in New York Sunday,
July 13: XM All Star Futures Game at 12:30 pm ET on XM 175 Monday,
July 14: State Farm Home Run Derby
at 8 pm ET on XM 176 Tuesday,
July 15: 79th MLB All-Star Game at 8 pm ET on XM 176

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