Pirates announce 2021 Spring Training broadcast schedule
The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the complete broadcast schedule for the team’s 2021 Spring Training Grapefruit League games. Every game of the 2021 spring schedule is set to be covered by one of the team’s official broadcast partners.
The spring schedule will begin with the Pirates traveling to Sarasota on Sunday, February 28, to take on the Baltimore Orioles at 1:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Pirates Flagship radio station 93.7 The Fan and across the 38-station Pirates Radio Network.
The first televised game is set to be the Pirates Grapefruit League Home Opener on Tuesday, March 2 vs the Detroit Tigers at 1:05 p.m. It will be the first of a total of 14 televised games by the Pirates television partner, AT&T SportsNet, the most ever in its long-standing partnership with the Pirates.
One of those 14 games will be the lone night game at LECOM on Friday, March 19, as the Club hosts the Orioles at 6:05 p.m. The first televised game on Tuesday as well as the Friday night broadcast will include a full 30-minute Pregame show and Postgame show with AT&T SportsNet broadcasters, analysts and interviews. In addition to game coverage, AT&T SportsNet will air exclusive Pirates programming prior to the start of the season, including new editions of Inside Pirates Baseball.
On the radio side, the Pirates Flagship Radio Partners station 93.7 The Fan, News Radio 100.1 FM and 1020 AM, as well as the Pirates Radio Network will broadcast 18 contests in total, the most ever on radio during a Spring Training season.
All other remaining Pirates Grapefruit League games can be heard via webcast at pirates.com with mobile tune-in available via the MLB app. For the complete Pirates Spring Training broadcast schedule please visit pirates.com/broadcast.
Greg Brown, Joe Block, Bob Walk and John Wehner will return to call the action throughout the 2021 season. The crew will be joined this year by several Pirates alumni serving as analysts and bringing their unique perspectives to each game. The list of alumni includes former Pirates pitcher Matt Capps; former Pirates catcher and current AT&T SportsNet analyst Michael McKenry; and former Pirates first baseman Kevin Young. Brown and Block will handle the play-by-play duties, Walk and Wehner will serve as the primary analysts, with Capps, McKenry and Young joining the broadcasts on a rotational basis.