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~         ★  The  2024 MLB  "Offical"   List  of  Special Events, Broadcast Rights, Rule Changes  and  Retirements.  ★


Anniversaries and special events

Team Special occasion
All Teams Jackie Robinson Day (April 15)
Pink Ribbons for breast cancer awareness (May 12, Mother's Day)
Patch for Armed Forces Day (May 20) and Camouflage caps for Armed Force's Day Weekend (May 19–21)
Poppy for Memorial Day (May 27)
"4–ALS" patch for Lou Gehrig Day (June 2)
"Play Ball" patch in partnership with USA Baseball and USA Softball (June 7–9)
Blue Ribbons for prostate cancer (June 16, Father's Day)
Gold Ribbons for childhood cancer (September 1)
#21 patch for Roberto Clemente Day day (September 15)
"MLB Debut" patch for players who play their first Major League game
Arizona Diamondbacks Inaugural season of the Arizona Diamondback team Hall of Fame.

Luis Gonzalez and Randy Johnson will be the 1st inductees.

Atlanta Braves 50th Anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th Home Run
Baltimore Orioles 70th Anniversary Season.  Wow,  a lot of team anniversaries this 2024 season !
Boston Red Sox 20th Anniversary of 2004 World Series Championship
Detroit Tigers 40th Anniversary of 1984 World Series Championship
New York Mets 55th Anniversary of 1969 World Series Championship
New York Yankees 15th Anniversary of 2009 World Series Championship
25th Anniversary of 1999 World Series Championship
Oakland Athletics 35th Anniversary of 1989 World Series Championship
50th Anniversary of 1974 World Series Championship
Philadelphia Phillies 20th Anniversary of Citizens Bank Park
Pittsburgh Pirates 45th Anniversary of 1979 World Series Championship
San Diego Padres 20th Anniversary of Petco Park
Jersey patch for owner Peter Seidler, who passed away on November 14, 2023
San Francisco Giants 10th Anniversary of 2014 World Series Championship
St. Louis Cardinals 60th Anniversary of 1964 World Series Championship
Texas Rangers 2024 MLB All-Star Game
2023 World Series championship (March 28)
Washington Nationals 5th Anniversary of 2019 World Series Championship


The Oakland Athletics lease with the Oakland Coliseum expires after the end of the season. On June 15, 2023, the team officially announced they would begin the relocation process to Las Vegas. The move was approved by the other MLB owners on November 16. The Athletics would move into a new 30,000-seat partially retractable ballpark by the 2028 season.

Broadcast rights

Television  and  National,  on the third of a seven year deal.

This is the third year of the existing seven-year deals with ESPN, Fox, TBS, Apple TV+, and MLB Network.

Linear television


  • This will be the first regular season that the streaming service ▪︎->  Max will simulcast TBS' games on its Bleacher Report Sports Add-on tier.
  • For residential customers, Apple TV+ continues to hold the rights to Friday Night Baseball, Apple has the option to opt out of this deal prior to this season (with commercial customers receiving this on DirecTV), however if it doesn’t opt out it will not be able to exit the deal until it expires in 2028 season.
  • NBC Sports' deal for MLB Sunday Leadoff   ▪︎->  has not yet been renewed.*


During the postseason, the ESPN networks, including ABC (with Spanish–language simulcasts on ESPN Deportes) will air all four Wild Card Series. TBS (with Spanish-language simulcasts on MLB Network) will then broadcast the American League Division Series and the American League Championship Series,  and Fox Sports (Fox and FS1, with Spanish-language simulcasts on Fox Deportes) will broadcast the National League Division Series, the National League Championship Series, and the   ●->  World Series.


Rule changes  (to take effect in 2024)

-->  On December 21, 2023, MLB announced a set of rule changes that will take effect in 2024.  <--▪︎

  • Following a dead ball, the pitch clock will restart as soon as the pitcher receives a new ball from the umpire (previously the clock restarted once the pitcher entered the circle around the pitcher's mound). When runners are on base, the clock's starting time will decrease from 20 seconds to 18 seconds.
  • Visits to the mound will be reduced from five to four. Teams will receive an extra mound visit in the ninth inning if they have used four prior to that point.
  • The runner's lane will be widened to the cut of the infield grass in fair territory. The distance between the foul line and the infield grass will be between 18 to 24 inches in all ballparks, with a grace period for non-compliant parks to make modifications. The runner's actions are deemed legal if running in fair territory provided both feet are on or touching the dirt.
  • A pitcher who warms up at the start of an inning must face at least one batter; they may not be replaced during or after warmups.

Local,  a lot of movements there.

●-->  On October 31, the Minnesota Twins announced that television play-by-play announcer Dick Bremer would leave the booth to join the team's front office as its special assistant.   On December 1, the Twins replaced Bremer with Cory Provus, and Kris Atteberry took Provus' place as the radio play-by-play announcer.  ●-->On November 9, Jason Benetti left the Chicago White Sox to join the Detroit Tigers as its lead television play-by-play announcer. Benetti replaced Matt Shepard whose contract was  NOT  renewed by Bally Sports Detroit. Dan Dickerson, the team's lead radio play-by-play announcer, will call games when Benetti has assignments with Fox Sports.  And also on  ●--> On December 18, C. J. Nitkowski left the Texas Rangers to join the Atlanta Braves as its primary television analyst. Jeff Francoeur, who served as the Braves' primary analyst the previous season, will continue to make occasional appearances.

▪︎-->  On January 25, the Chicago White Sox announced  ▪︎-> John Schriffen as their lead television play-by-play announcer, replacing Jason Benetti who departed to join the   ▪︎-->  Detroit Tigers as their lead play-by-play television announcer.

AT&T SportsNet closure

●>  Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) wound down its AT&T SportsNet regional sports network (RSN) business prior to the start of the 2024 season.The move affected the Colorado Rockies on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, the Houston Astros on AT&T SportsNet Southwest, and the Pittsburgh Pirates on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh.

▪︎-->  The Astros and the NBA's Houston Rockets took over AT&T SportsNet Southwest and rebranded it to the Space City Home Network after the end of the Astros' regular season on October 3, 2023.

▪︎-->   Fenway Sports Group,  owners of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Red Sox, tookover AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh,  rebranding it to just SportsNet Pittsburgh on ●-->  October 2, 2023, On December 13, 2023, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced they would jointly own SportsNet Pittsburgh beginning on January 1, 2024. NESN, through Fenway Sports Group, will operate the network. The Colorado Rockies have yet to announce television coverage plans for the 2024 season.

WBD had owned a 29% share of Root Sports Northwest, the Mariners' RSN, through the end of the 2023 season, and had produced Mariners telecasts. ▪︎-->  Beginning on January 1, 2024, the Mariners will own 100% of Root Sports Northwest.

Diamond Sports bankruptcy

★-->   This would be the second season affected by the February 2023 bankruptcy of Diamond Sports Group, owners of the   ▪︎-> Bally Sports regional sports networks. Diamond Sports Group may cut ties with additional teams it previously had deals with. The rights of those teams that Major League Baseball took over from Diamond midway through the 2023 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres, could also change in 2024. Diamond's deal with the Minnesota Twins also expires before the season.


The following players and coaches retired during the 2024 season and before the start of the 2025 campaign:

  • Shin-Soo Choo – December 14, 2023 (announced); will retire at the end of the season

Retired numbers

  • Dwight Gooden will have his No. 16 retired by the New York Mets on April 14. This will be the eighth number to be retired by the team.
  • Darryl Strawberry will have his No. 18 retired by the New York Mets on June 1. This will be the ninth number to be retired by the team.

References  (not availablle)

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~        That is one nice list of  ~ MLB ~  information in one place ..... please check it out.    :D

.....  edit again  .....  * I had to go through and  re-read   this whole list again.. MLB  has a whole    lot    of stuff going on in 2024,  that is for sure.


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Some interesting. Rule Changes  on the way for 2024.

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  • mjp28 changed the title to ★ 2024 MLB "Offical" List of Special Events, Rule Changes and Retirements. ★ GOOD List to see ! ★
On 1/27/2024 at 9:58 PM, mjp28 said:

Some interesting. Rule Changes  on the way for 2024.

This is a better, more comprehensive list than what the  NFL  puts out.  

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