FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 31st, 2023
FIRST-PLACE MILWAUKEE BREWERS HOST PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES ON MLB SUNDAY LEADOFF THIS SUNDAY, SEPT. 3, AT 1:05 P.M. ET ON PEACOCK; PREGAME BEGINS AT 12:30 P.M. ET
Brendan Burke (Play-by-Play) Joined in MLB Sunday Leadoff Booth by Analysts Ben Davis and Bill Schroeder
Ahmed Fareed Hosts Pregame Coverage on Peacock at 12:30 p.m. ET, Alongside Former World Series Champion Nick Swisher
Phillies-Brewers Marks 2023 MLB Sunday Leadoff Season Finale, 19th Game on Peacock this Season
STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 31, 2023 – 2018 National League MVP Christian Yelich and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers host two-time MVP Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies in the MLB Sunday Leadoff season finale this Sunday, September 3, at 1:05 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock.
As the MLB playoff race heats up, the Brewers (74-59), winners of nine of their past eleven games, are three games ahead of the Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Phillies (74-59) currently hold the first Wild Card spot in the National League.
Play-by-play announcer Brendan Burke will be joined in the MLB Sunday Leadoff booth from American Family Field by analysts Ben Davis and Bill Schroeder. Game analysis in the MLB Sunday Leadoff booth is provided each week by announcers from the participating teams.
Davis, a seven-year MLB veteran as a catcher with the Padres, Mariners, and White Sox from 1998-2004, was the No. 2 overall pick by San Diego in the 1995 MLB Draft. He currently serves as a Phillies analyst on NBC Sports Philadelphia and is making his MLB Sunday Leadoff debut this weekend.
An eight-year MLB veteran, Schroeder spent six seasons with the Brewers (1983-88) and two with the Angels (1989-90) as a catcher and first baseman. Schroeder, a member Milwaukee’s Wall of Honor, currently serves as a Brewers analyst on Bally Sports Wisconsin and is making his MLB Sunday Leadoff.
This week’s MLB Sunday Leadoff coverage begins with the pregame show at 12:30 p.m. ET on Peacock. Ahmed Fareed is the pre- and postgame host of MLB Sunday Leadoff and also serves as the in-game reporter.
Former World Series champion Nick Swisher, who had a 12-year MLB career, will serve as this week’s pre- and postgame analyst alongside Fareed.
How to Watch:
|Sun., Sept. 3||MLB Sunday Leadoff Pregame||12:30 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Sept. 3||Phillies vs. Brewers||1:05 p.m.||Peacock|
- Play by Play: Brendan Burke
- Analysts: Ben Davis and Bill Schroeder
- Pre- and Postgame Host/In-game Reporter: Ahmed Fareed
- Pre- and Postgame Analyst: Nick Swisher
Beginning on Sunday, April 23, when the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies hosted the Colorado Rockies from Citizens Bank Park, and concluding this weekend, Peacock streams an NBC Sports-produced baseball game live in 19 of 20 weeks. Each game will feature NBC Sports-produced pre- and post-game shows on Peacock.
On each of the 19 Sundays that Peacock presents a game, it will be scheduled as the exclusive home of live MLB action until 1:35 p.m. 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).
The MLB Sunday Leadoff package began in 2022 with 18 exclusive Sunday morning games on Peacock, continuing NBC Sports’ storied baseball tradition. The first Major League Baseball television broadcast was a 1939 Cincinnati Reds-Brooklyn Dodgers doubleheader on W2XBS (the precursor to WNBC-TV) in New York.
NBC Sports was a home to the first World Series broadcast in 1947, the first All-Star Game nationally broadcast 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 moments.
Peacock’s expansive programming offers the most live sports of any SVOD service in the United States, including live coverage of Sunday Night Football, Olympic Games, Premier League, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, Big Ten football, and much more. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel.
To learn more about Peacock and MLB Sunday Leadoff, including how to sign up, click here.
2023 MLB Sunday Leadoff Schedule on Peacock
|September 3||1:05 p.m.||Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers|