We were hoping to avoid making baseball puns, but here’s the problem: The MLB At Bat app really does knock it out of the park.
If you’re a baseball fan, MLB At Bat should absolutely be your first stop on the App Store. For nearly a decade, it’s been an essential repository of stats, standings, and sabermetrics. But it’s also a great way to preview the day’s matchups, buy tickets to a ballpark, and follow along via live pitch tracking and high-resolution ballpark renderings.
Once you designate a favorite team, MLB At Bat will open right to its home screen, where you’ll find scores, upcoming pitching matchups, highlight videos, news, and the week’s schedule. Scores and standings are at the bottom of your screen, where a News tab also lets you toggle between your team updates and reports from all around MLB.
(Bonus: You can make your favorite team’s logo the At Bat icon on your home screen.)
Want to livestream a game? With MLB At Bat, you can stream the entire season. Tap the TV in the top left corner to subscribe to MLB.TV Premium, which lets you stream all 162 games on your device (as long as they’re out of market—the app can’t fix MLB’s blackout rules).
Do you like baseball better on the radio? Tap the headphones in the top right corner to subscribe to At Bat Premium, which offers radio broadcasts from both home and away markets, as well as a Spanish broadcast, for less than the cost of a bag of peanuts. That’s not a pun. It’s literally less than peanuts. (And Cracker Jacks.)
The best part is that, if you have a question, you can tap the microphone in the top right corner of the screen to activate Ask At Bat and go to it: Who’s the all-time home run king? Who’s starting for the Yankees tomorrow? Did the Cubs win today? The game summary: MLB At Bat will do everything but put relish on your hot dog.