FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
PEACOCK AND NBC SPORTS ANNOUNCE 2023 MLB SUNDAY SCHEDULE
The second season of Peacock’s exclusive Sunday Morning MLB package includes 19 games, Exclusive live MLB Window until 1:35pm ET and pregame and postgame shows produced by NBC Sports
Opening MLB Sunday Leadoff Game: The National League Champion Phillies host the Rockies at 12:05 PM ET on Sunday, April 23
Baltimore Orioles at Atlanta Braves Sunday, May 7 Simulstream Live on NBC and Peacock at 11:35 a.m. ET
Peacock features the most live sports of any streamer directly to consumers in the United States
STAMFORD, Connecticut – January 31, 2023 – The Peacock and NBC Sports today announced the 2023 schedule MLB Sunday Leadoffof Peacock an exclusive package of Sunday morning Major League Baseball gamesfeaturing 19 live games from April 23 to September 3.
Beginning on Sunday, April 23, when the defending National League champion Philadelphia Phillies host the Colorado Rockies at 12:05 PM ET from Citizens Bank Park, the Peacock will broadcast a live baseball game produced by NBC Sports after 19 of 20 weeks. Each game will feature NBC Sports-produced pregame and postgame shows on the Peacock.
On each of the 19 Sundays that the Peacock presents a game, it will be scheduled as exclusive home of live MLB action until 1:35 PM ET that day, when the remainder of the day’s schedule will begin. The package will include start times of 11:35 a.m. ET (six games), 12:05 p.m. ET (10 games) and 1:05 p.m. ET (three games).
On Sunday, May 7, the game between the 2022 AL Rookie of the Year runner-up Adly Ruchman and a visit to the Baltimore Orioles Ronald Acuna Jr and the defending NL East champion Atlanta Braves (11:35 a.m. ET) will be presented live on both the Peacock and NBC, marking the second consecutive year that the NBC broadcast network will carry a live MLB game (the opening package from last season’s White Sox -Red Sox game on May 8, 2022).
Highlights of 2023 MLB Sunday Leadoff slate (full schedule below): New York Yankees and Aaron Judge, who set an American League record with 62 home runs last season, visiting the Cincinnati Reds on May 21; the Los Angeles Dodgers, who led MLB with 111 wins last season, visiting the Tampa Bay Rays on May 28; the World Series champion Houston Astros host the Seattle Mariners (Aug. 20); and the 101-win New York Mets hosting the Los Angeles Angels on August 27. MLB Sunday Leadoff the season ends on September 3 with the Phillies visiting the Milwaukee Brewers.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Major League Baseball and build on last season MLB Sunday Leadoff good luck,” he said Rick Cordella, president, programming, NBC Sports, Peacock Sports. “The exclusive presentation of MLB games in a unique Sunday morning time slot that caters to both baseball fans and families continues to make Peacock the favorite streaming destination for sports fans.”
NBC Sports’ MLB coverage includes a Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Project Guide launching tomorrow (Feb. 1), featuring comprehensive player profiles, rankings and projections, as well as the “Circling the Bases” fantasy baseball podcast, now available to all major podcast platforms.
The MLB Sunday Leadoff the package began in 2022 with 18 exclusive Sunday morning games on the Peacock, continuing NBC Sports’ storied baseball tradition. The first Major League Baseball telecast was a doubleheader between the Cincinnati Reds and Brooklyn Dodgers in 1939 on W2XBS (predecessor to WNBC-TV) in New York.
NBC Sports was home to the first World Series broadcast in 1947, the first nationally televised All-Star Game in 1952, and has televised 39 World Series – more than any other network. Additionally, from 1957-2000, NBC Sports was home to a wealth of baseball programming, including Game of the Week and Monday Night Baseball telecasts, more than 30 All-Star Games and countless postseason highlights.
Peacock’s extensive programming offerings the most live sports of any direct-to-consumer streaming service in the United Statesincluding live broadcasts Sunday night football, Olympics, Major League Soccer, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, Big Ten Football (starting September) and many more. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports Channel.
To learn more about Peacock and MLB Sunday Leadoffincluding how to register, click here.
2023 MLB Sunday Leadoff Peacock timetable
|Date||Time (ET)||It matches|
|April 23||12:05 in the afternoon||Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies|
|April 30||12:05 in the afternoon||Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins|
|May 7||11:35 in the morning||Baltimore Orioles at Atlanta Braves*|
|May 14||11:35 in the morning||Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Guardians|
|May 21||11:35 in the morning||New York Yankees at Cincinnati Reds|
|May 28||11:35 in the morning||Los Angeles Dodgers at Tampa Bay Rays|
|June 4||11:35 in the morning||St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates|
|June 11||11:35 in the morning||Arizona Diamondbacks at Detroit Tigers|
|June 18||1:05 p.m||Baltimore Orioles at Chicago Cubs|
|July 2||12:05 in the afternoon||Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles|
|July 9||12:05 in the afternoon||Texas Rangers at Washington Nationals|
|July 16||12:05 in the afternoon||San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates|
|July 23||12:05 in the afternoon||San Diego Padres at Detroit Tigers|
|July 30||12:05 in the afternoon||Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays|
|August 6||12:05 in the afternoon||Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Guardians|
|August 13||12:05 in the afternoon||Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox|
|August 20||1:05 p.m||Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros|
|August 27||12:05 in the afternoon||Los Angeles Angels at New York Mets|
|September 3||1:05 p.m||Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers|
|* Live simulcasts on NBC and Peacock|