Here’s the press release:
MLB SHINES BRIGHT ON FOX IN 2013
Remarkable Week 1 Includes LCS Rematches & Josh Hamilton’s Texas Return
Jewel Events Include NYC All-Star Game, ALCS & 109th World Series
New York & Los Angeles – This April, FOX Sports steps to the plate to bring fans another season of excitement, drama and unforgettable moments as the MLB on FOX returns for its 18th season. The FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK, the sport’s highest-rated and most-watched television package, features a 24-week schedule, including eight consecutive weeks of primetime coverage for the second straight year leading to the 84th MLB All-Star Game. Every U.S.-based team makes at least one appearance this season, and at least one at home during the prime time stretch which begins in late May.
FOX Sports, MLB’s primary national broadcast rights holder since 1996, has been the sport’s exclusive national broadcast partner since 2001. Last October, FOX Sports Media Group and Major League Baseball reached a new, eight-year, multiplatform media rights agreement that keeps FOX as MLB’s national broadcast television home through 2021.