The 2019 Major League Baseball season schedule actually started March 20, when the Mariners and Athletics played a two-game set in Japan. But the true date to circle on your calendar is eight days later, when all 30 MLB teams will be in action for what is officially Opening Day — a national holiday for baseball fans everywhere.
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Here is everything to know about MLB’s Opening Day schedule, including first pitch times and TV information for all 30 teams.
When is MLB Opening Day 2019?
It will be an early start to the baseball season, as all 30 teams will be in action on Thursday, March 28. It is the second straight year every team will be playing on Opening Day. The unofficial beginning to the season is Wednesday, March 20. The Mariners and Athletics play a two-game set in the 2019 Japan Opening Series at the Tokyo Dome.
What time does Opening Day start?
The first two games will begin at 1:05 p.m. ET and feature a pair of AL and NL East division rivalries between the Mets and Nationals and Orioles and Yankees.
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MLB Opening Day 2019 schedule, TV channels
Every MLB team will be in action on March 28. ESPN will air three games for a national audience as part of the network’s Opening Day package (local blackouts apply). The TV schedule below will be updated when more broadcast information is available.