ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will televise all 32 games of the Little League World Series from Aug. 14-24. ABC will broadcast five games, including the International Championship and the United States Championship on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 12:30 and 3:30, respectively. ABC will then broadcast the Little League World Series Championship on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 3.
ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise 27 Little League World Series games beginning with four games Thursday, Aug. 14.
Analyst and Hall of Famer Barry Larkin will join Karl Ravech, analyst Nomar Garciaparra and reporter Jaymee Sire for all five ABC games, including the World Series Championship, United States Championship and International Championship;
Ravech and Dave Flemming will rotate play-by-play duties throughout with Larkin, Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson and Chris Burke serving as analysts.
Jay Crawford and Chris McKendry will each call games from the booth; Crawford will join Peterson for games on Monday, Aug. 18, at 3 and Tuesday, Aug. 19, at noon while McKendry will join Peterson for the Third Place Consolation Game on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m.
SportsCenter will air live from Little League on Monday, Aug. 18, and Tuesday, Aug. 19, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., hosted by Crawford and McKendry. SportsCenter will also provide daily, on-site updates throughout the entire tournament with coverage led by Crawford, McKendry and Ravech.
LLWS teams and schedule
South Vancouver LL, Vancouver BC
Guadalupe Linda Vista LL
Miguel Luzunaris LL, Humacao, P.R.
Coquivacoa LL, Maracaibo, Venezuela
South Moravia LL, Brno, Czech Rep.
Seoul LL, South Korea
Tokyo Kitasuna LL
Perth?Metro Northern?LL?(W. Australia)
Pearland?LL, Pearland, Texas
Canyon Lake LL, Rapid City, S. Dakota
South Nashville LL, Nashville, Tenn.
Jackie Robinson West LL, Chicago
Cumberland American LL, Cumberland, RI
Lynnwood Pacific LL - Lynnwood, Wash.
Mountain Ridge LL - Las Vegas
Taney LL, Philadelphia,
Thursday, August 14
Game 1: Asia Pacific vs. Europe-Africa, 1, Volunteer, ESPN
Game 2: Great Lakes vs. Northwest, 3, Lamade, ESPN
Game 3: Caribbean vs. Australia, 5, Volunteer, ESPN2
Game 4: Midwest vs. West, 7, Lamade, ESPN2
Friday, August 15
Game 5: Mexico vs. Canada, 1, Volunteer, ESPN
Game 6: Mid-Atlantic vs. Southeast, 3, Lamade, ESPN
Game 7: Latin America vs. Japan, 5, Volunteer, ESPN2
Game 8: Southwest vs. New England, 8, Lamade, ESPN
Saturday, August 16
Game 9: Loser G1 vs. Loser G3, 12, Volunteer, ESPN
Game 10: Loser G2 vs. Loser G4, 2, Lamade, ABC
Game 11: Loser G5 vs. Loser G7, 5, Volunteer, ESPN2
Game 12: Loser G6 vs. Loser G8, 7, Lamade, ESPN
Sunday, August 17
Game 13: Winner G1 vs. Winner G3, 12, Volunteer, ESPN2
Game 14: Winner G2 vs. Winner G4, 2, Lamade, ABC
Game 15: Winner G5 vs. Winner G7, 5, Volunteer, ESPN
Game 16: Winner G6 vs. Winner G8, 7, Lamade, ESPN2
Monday, August 18
Consolation: Loser G9 vs. Loser G10, 11, Lamade, ESPN2
Game 17: Winner G9 vs. Loser G15, 1 Volunteer, ESPN
Game 18: Winner G10 vs. Loser G16, 3, Lamade, ESPN
Game 19: Winner G11 vs. Loser G13, 6, Volunteer, ESPN2
Game 20: Winner G12 vs. Loser G14, 8, Lamade, ESPN2
Tuesday, August 19
Consolation: Loser G11 vs. Loser G12, 12, Lamade, ESPN
Game 21: Winner G17 vs. Winner G19, 3, Lamade, ESPN
Game 22: Winner G18 vs. Winner G20, 7:30, Lamade, ESPN
Wednesday, August 20
Game 23: Winner G13 vs. Winner G15, 3, Lamade, ESPN
Game 24: Winner G14 vs. Winner G16, 7:30, Lamade, ESPN
Thursday, August 21
Game 25: Winner G21 vs. Loser G23, 3, Lamade, ESPN
Game 26: Winner G22 vs. Loser G24, 7:30, Lamade, ESPN
Saturday, August 23
Game 27: Int'l Final: Winner G23 vs. Winner G25, 12:30, Lamade, ABC
Game 28: US Final: Winner G24 vs. Winner G26, 3:30, Lamade, ESPN
Sunday, August 24
3rd Place Game: Loser G27 vs. Loser G28, 11, Lamade, ESPN
Championship: Winner G27 vs. Winner G28, 3, Lamade, ABC
Other television plans:
ESPN?will show League Web Gems/World Series Preview on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 1. McKendry will host the show with Peterson. Vignettes in celebration of Little League's 75th Anniversary will feature current and former Major League Baseball players, professional athletes and notable figures looking back at key moments throughout Little League history.
A special feature on Little League creator Carl Stotz will run between games on Saturday, Aug. 23.
ESPN will debut a new Little League World Series telecast open, which features a summer camp theme set to the band 1985's popular "Summer Forever" track.
A new TrussCam will be positioned on a trolley beyond the outfield wall at Lamade Stadium to capture sweeping shots of action.
"Wired" segments with coaches and umpires will provide unique insight and instant reaction.