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Media Schotts: ESPN chooses Yanks-Orioles; MLBN news; LLWS ratings

By Ken Schott
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Some non-college hockey media notes for you on this Thursday evening.

— ESPN announced that its "Sunday Night Baseball" game Sept. 14 will be the New York Yankees at the Baltimore Orioles. This could be the final "SNB" game that features Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who is retiring at the end of the season.

— Here is the MLB Network broadcast schedule through Sept. 4:
Friday — Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday — Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox, 1:10 p.m.; Washington Nationals at Seattle Mariners, 9:10 p.m.
Monday— Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers, 8 p.m.
Tuesday — Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians — 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 3 — Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 4 — Cincinnati Reds at Baltimore Orioles, 7 p.m.

— Thanks to Mo'ne Davis and the Taney Youth Baseball Association from Philadelphia, the 2014 Little League World Series was the most-watched ever on ESPN networks (ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 combined) according to Nielsen.

The average audience of 1,724,000 viewers is 71 percent better than last year. Additionally, the LLWSis the highest-rated on ESPN networks (ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 combined) since 2002. It averaged a 1.1 rating, up 57 percent from last year.

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