Fox Sports Exclusive Broadcast Home For 2023 World Baseball Classic In United States

Fox Sports announced an exclusive, multi-platform deal to broadcast 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) games to fans in the United States. The global tournament begins on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, and will conclude with the championship game two weeks later.

“The World Baseball Classic is baseball’s premier international tournament, drawing some of the most exciting players in the world, and with FOX Sports’ longtime commitment to baseball, we’re thrilled to add this best-in-class event to our roster in 2023,” Fox Sports president and COO Mark Silverman said in a statement.

“We’ll work with our great partners at MLB to deliver an exciting package for viewers across all of our platforms.”

Fox Sports will have exclusive coverage of all 47 tournament games across FOX, FS1, FS2, FOX Deportes, Tubi, and the FOX Sports app in the U.S.

The fifth installment of the World Baseball Classic is shaping up to be the most star-studded yet as Pete Alonso, Tim Anderson, Jose Altuve, Mookie Betts, Julio Urías, Bryce Harper, Carlos Correa, Mike Trout and Vladmir Guerrero Jr. have committed to playing in the tournament.

Team USA will be led by first-year manager Mark DeRosa, and his coaching staff includes bench coach Jerry Manuel, pitching coach Andy Pettitte, hitting coach Ken Griffey Jr., first base coach Lou Collier, third base coach Dino Ebel and bullpen coach Dave Righetti.

The 2023 World Baseball Classic is operated by MLB and the MLBPA, and sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation. Games will be played across stadiums in Japan, Taiwan and the U.S.

“As players and fans alike can attest, the World Baseball Classic showcases the international appeal and passion for the game like no other event, and we are all eagerly anticipating its return this March,” MLB chief revenue officer Noah Garden said.

“The World Baseball Classic is a perfect fit for our partners at FOX Sports, as they are uniquely positioned to deliver this one-of-a-kind event to baseball fans throughout the U.S.”

Dodgers in 2023 World Baseball Classic

The Dodgers are sending multiple players to represent their country in the WBC. Betts, Will Smith and Trea Turner committed to joining Team USA, Urías will pitch for Team Mexico, and Freddie Freeman will compete with Team Canada.

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