“Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV+ today

Friday, April 15 marks the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s Major League debut. Now, “Friday Night Baseball” by AppleTV+ will feature coverage of two exciting Major League matchups, as well as celebrations and ceremonies commemorating the Robinson’s impact on baseball and society.

Game coverage will begin at 7 pm ET with reigning AL Rookie of the Year Randy Arozarena and the Rays visiting All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson and the White Sox. Melanie Newman (narrator), Chris Young (commentator) and Brooke Fletcher (reporter) will cover the game from the south side of Chicago.

At 10 pm ET, Robinson’s MLB franchise, the Dodgers, will host reigning NL Rookie of the Year Jonathan India and the Reds at Dodger Stadium. Stephen Nelson (narrator), Hunter Pence (commentator), Katie Nolan (commentator) and Heidi Watney (reporter) will report. The programs before and after “Friday Night Baseball” will be presented by Lauren Gardner and Cuban Yonder Alonso. This Friday’s edition will feature a special interview with Dodgers star Mookie Betts.

“Friday Night Baseball” will highlight special tributes to Robinson from across MLB and extensive coverage of special ceremonies planned for Dodger Stadium, including special guests, performances and dedications beginning at 9:30 pm ET. Players, managers, coaches, umpires and other on-field personnel will wear Robinson’s iconic number 42 for all games on Friday.

In honor of Jackie Robinson Day and his efforts to advance social justice, Apple is proud to support the Jackie Robinson Foundation and its work to expand access to education through its scholarship program.

Additionally, Apple Stores in the United States and Canada will stream both “Friday Night Baseball” games this Friday. In Los Angeles, Apple Tower Theater will present one of Jackie Robinson’s most iconic quotes: “A life is not important, except in the impact it has on other roads.”

Via Apple Mapsusers can explore notable locations and details about Robinson’s life, including his birthplace in southwest Georgia, Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field where he made his MLB debut, the Baseball Hall of Fame where Robinson was inducted into 1962. And there’s more in a new Guide to the Smithsonian Museum.

In AppleMusic, fans will be able to find exclusive playlists of the songs hitters ask for as they approach the batter’s box, from teams featured on “Friday Night Baseball”: the Rays, White Sox, Reds and Dodgers this week. In addition, they will be able to find a collection of classic songs that celebrate baseball.

The “Friday Night Baseball” games will be available to all users with Internet access through devices where Apple TV + can be found. That includes the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K and HD, and at tv.apple.com, plus smart TVs, game consoles, and cable boxes.

Free “Friday Night Baseball” coverage includes pre-game and post-game programming and will be available on Apple TV+ in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United Kingdom. For a limited time, no subscription is required.

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“Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV+ today