There’s nothing quite like the first sounds of baseball in spring training. After a long winter without the game we love, the slap of a ball in a glove, or the crack of a hit launching over the outfield wall are the music to light up our souls.
So there’s nothing baseball fans look forward to more than the first games of they can listen to or watch. In 2018 there will be 20 games broadcast on the radio — either 97.1 FM or 1270 AM — and seven games will be broadcast on TV via Fox Sports Detroit.
The first radio broadcast is on February 23 for the Tigers first regular game of spring training against the New York Yankees. The first television broadcast will be on March 11 for a game against the Atlanta Braves at home in Lakeland.
Update: Fox Sports Detroit will air the YES broadcast of Detroit’s matchup against the New York Yankees on February 23. It will also air on delay on MLB Network at 8 p.m. Eastern.
There is one evening game on the schedule, also against the Braves, on March 21. This will be a TV-only broadcast.
See below for the complete radio and TV schedule.
Detroit Tigers Spring Training Broadcast Schedule
|Feb 22||Florida Southern College||1:05||NA||NA|
|Feb 23||New York Yankees||1:05||97.1 FM||NA|
|Feb 24||Toronto Blue Jays||1:05||97.1 FM||NA|
|Feb 25||Pittsburgh Pirates||1:05||1270 AM||NA|
|Toronto Blue Jays||1:07||NA||NA|
|Feb 26||Baltimore Orioles||1:05||NA||NA|
|Feb 27||Philadelphia Phillies||1:05||NA||NA|
|Feb 28||New York Yankees||1:05||NA||NA|
|Mar 1||Atlanta Braves||1:05||1270 AM||NA|
|Mar 2||Miami Marlins||1:05||1270 AM||NA|
|Mar 3||Tampa Bay Rays||1:05||97.1 FM||NA|
|Mar 4||Washington Nationals||1:05||NA||NA|
|Mar 5||New York Mets||1:10||NA||NA|
|Mar 6||New York Yankees||1:05||1270 AM||NA|
|Mar 7||Toronto Blue Jays||1:05||1270 AM||NA|
|Mar 8||Pittsburgh Pirates||1:05||NA||NA|
|Mar 9||New York Mets||1:05||1270 AM||NA|
|Mar 10||Toronto Blue Jays||1:07||97.1 FM||NA|
|Mar 11||Atlanta Braves||1:05||97.1 FM||FSD|
|Mar 12||Washington Nationals||1:05||97.1 FM||FSD|
|Mar 13||New York Yankees||1:05||1270 AM||NA|
|Mar 15||Atlanta Braves||1:05||NA||NA|
|Mar 16||Philadelphia Phillies||1:05||NA||NA|
|Mar 17||New York Yankees||1:05||97.1 FM||FSD|
|Mar 18||Tampa Bay Rays||1:05||NA||NA|
|Mar 19||Baltimore Orioles||1:05||1270 AM||NA|
|Mar 20||New York Yankees||1:05||1270 AM||NA|
|Mar 21||Atlanta Braves||6:05||NA||FSD|
|Mar 22||Philadelphia Phillies||1:05||NA||NA|
|Mar 23||Atlanta Braves||1:05||1270 AM||FSD|
|Mar 24||Philadelphia Phillies||1:05||97.1 FM||NA|
|Mar 25||Atlanta Braves||1:05||97.1 FM||FSD|
|Mar 26||Tampa Bay Rays||1:05||1270 AM||FSD|
|Mar 27||Tampa Bay Rays||12:35||NA||NA|