Saint-Louis Cardinals announce TV and radio stations for 2021 games
Every game of the regular season will be televised locally or nationally as well as on the radio
ST. LOUIS – Fans who aren’t comfortable or comfortable enough to attend a Cardinals game in person at Busch Stadium will still be able to see the action this season on TV and radio.
The team has announced plans for which networks will broadcast St. Louis games for the 2021 season.
Every game of the regular season will be televised locally or nationally as well as on the radio. In addition, the 81 home games will feature live Spanish radio broadcasts.
The season opening April 1 will air on Bally Sports Midwest (formerly FOX Sports Midwest). The first pitch is scheduled for Thursday at 3.10 p.m. Fans can hear the game on the radio on KMOX 1120 AM and 98.7 FM.
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The Cardinals TV home will be renamed Bally Sports Midwest, which changed from FOX Sports Midwest on March 31. The network will broadcast 151 regular season games with pre and postgame programming for each game.
Dan McLaughlin returns as play-by-play announcer, joined by analysts Jim Edmonds, Ricky Horton, Brad Thompson and Rick Ankiel. The pre and post-game shows will be covered by Al Hrabosky, Jim Hayes, Scott Warmann and Erica West.
Cardinals cover broadcast on Bally Sports Midwest will also be available on the Bally Sports app and website. Fans must use their pay TV subscription to watch on Bally platforms. The FOX Sports GO app was updated to the new Bally Sports app on March 31.
Nine regular season games are slated to air on national television, including ESPN, FOX and FS1. Four other games will be broadcast simultaneously on ESPN and Bally Sports Midwest.
Fans who live outside Cardinals TV territory can watch games through the MLB Extra Innings off-market package or through MLB.TV.
For a complete list of TV channel numbers from various providers, see the Cardinals website here.
The 2021 season will be historic for the Cardinals as legendary broadcaster Mike Shannon calls his 50th and final season on radio. He will share the Cards’ home game call with Horton, who will continue to join John Rooney for the remaining games.
The Redbirds will also produce programming in Spanish for every home game of the regular season. Polo Ascencio play-by-play announcer and color analyst Bengie Molina can be heard in the St. Louis area on WIJR 880 AM. The games will also be broadcast via the cardinals website and the MLB application.