Slugger Aaron Judge Chasing baseball history. So where can you see it?
The New York Yankees outfielder is on the verge of hitting the most home runs in American League history as he Sits at 60 for the season.. The current record is 61, set by Yankees second outfielder Roger Maris in 1961. (The record for single-season totals is 73 by San Francisco Giants star Barry Bonds. That record was set in the National League in 2001.)
On Friday night, Game 2 of the series between the Yankees and their hated rivals, the Boston Red Sox, will be broadcast on Apple TV+’s “Friday Night Baseball” at 7pm ET, available to anyone with internet access. It is free.
The game will be called by Stephen Nelson, Hunter Pence, Katie Nolan and Heidi Watney. however, Reports has suggested that Yankees regional sports network YES announcer Michael Key could also join the booth for the potential historic moment.
In fact, fans can watch two historic home runs Friday night on Apple TV+ because the service also has exclusive rights to the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers. That game, the second of a doubleheader, could see the Cardinals outfielder. Albert Pujols Hit his 700th career home run. He currently sits at 698.
While the broadcast schedule can be hectic, Friday night is a big moment for Apple.
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For Apple, Judge’s landmark moment could lead fans to the streaming service for the first time. Will this lead to more paid signups for the service? It’s unclear, but it’s a great promotional tool for Apple as it tries to expand its streaming efforts.
As for MLB, putting more games on streaming helps the league reach a potentially younger audience. Traditional TV is still king for live sports, but if streaming is the future, it’s smart for MLB to future-proof its product on digital services as well. That’s why baseball has deals with platforms like NBC’s Peacock and YouTube to show games.
The challenge is that baseball is a very traditional sport that has been around for more than a century, so any change – even a small one – can be a shock to the system for fans. This is especially true for older baseball viewers who may not know how to use digital services like Apple TV+, or may not have the Internet to access them at all.
But if the judges fail to break the record on Friday night, viewers have a chance to see him do it the old-fashioned way a few more times this weekend.
Game 3 of the New York/Boston series will air Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on MLB Network, the league’s cable channel, unless you’re in New York or Boston, in which the game will air on the team’s regional sports networks. . Then Game 4 will be on Sunday for “Sunday Night Baseball” on ESPN and ESPN 2 at 7pm ET.