WTMJ, Fox Sports Wisconsin to re-air 2019 Brewers' Opening Day

Posted at 1:08 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 14:13:36-04

MILWAUKEE — Fox Sports Wisconsin and WTMJ radio will be re-airing the 2019 Brewers' Opening Day game on Thursday in place of the 2020 Opening Day, which had to be postponed due to coronavirus.

Before this health crisis took over the U.S., the Brewers were scheduled to take on the Chicago Cubs Thursday in their Opening Day game. Now, the MLB has postponed the season until at least mid-May.

Fox Sports Wisconsin and WTMJ radio are making up for the lack of baseball by airing the 2019 season opener against the St. Louis Cardinals.

This game, which ended in a 5-4 win thanks to a home run-robbing catch from Lorenzo Cain, is one of the most iconic in franchise history, according to a press release from the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fox Sports Wisconsin announced Wednesday that they would be airing the game three times on Thursday, beginning at noon. The second airing will begin at 3 p.m. with the final airing at 7 p.m.

Additionally, WTMJ radio will also be airing the game at 6 p.m. featuring play-by-play calling by Bob Uecker and Jeff Levering.

Fox Sports Wisconsin will not just be re-airing games for Opening Day, though. Three additional games will be re-aired throughout the month to make up for the lack of baseball this time of year.

On Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m., Fox Sports Wisconsin will re-air the Sept. 7 win over the Chicago Cubs. This is the game in which former MVP Christian Yelich hit a walk-off double in the ninth to win the game.

Yelich also got on base during all five plate appearances of the game, and stole three bases.

Also on Saturday, Fox Sports Wisconsin will re-air the Brewers' victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Aug. 7. This game featured Keston Huira's first multi-homer game and will begin airing at noon.

According to the press release, the network will also re-air the Brewers' 14-inning win over the Washington Nationals on Aug. 17. During this game, the Brewers' tied the franchise record for number of home runs in a game, seven.

Two of those home runs were hit by Yelich, marking his 40th and 41st homeruns of the season. According to the Brewers, with these home runs, Yelich "became the 19th player in Major League Baseball history at the time to record a 40-homer, 20-steal campaign."

Additionally, a memorable game for each MLB team will be streamed Thursday on Major League Baseball’s social channels. These games are all part of MLB’s “Opening Day at Home” initiative.

The Brewers' game, which will be streamed on MLB’s YouTube channel at 7:30 a.m., is Game 1 of the 2018 National League Division Series, a walk-off win against the Colorado Rockies.

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