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Note: This page discusses the TV network ABC. For the Hoofdklasse team of the same name, click here.

ABC, the American Broadcasting Corporation, is one of the traditional big three television networks, alongside CBS and NBC. ABC was the first station to broadcast the Little League World Series. In 1953, it was the first to air a Game of the Week, although it was prohibited from broadcasting it within 75 miles of any major league market. From 1976-1988, the station alternated broadcasts of the World Series with NBC. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, it also carried a weekly nationally-televized Monday Night Baseball game as a spring and summer counterpart to its extremely popular Monday Night Football telecasts.

Baseball broadcasters most associated with ABC include Al Michaels, Keith Jackson and Howard Cosell.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Robert D. Warrington: "The Nationally Televised Major League Baseball Game That Wasn't", Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 51, Number 1 (Spring 2022), pp. 65-71.