FOND DU LAC, WI – The Northwoods League and ESPN+ streaming partnership for the 2022 season kicks off with the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders Opening Day game on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 at 1:05 p.m. against the Wausau Woodchucks.
The new streaming rights agreement will feature the first two Dock Spiders home games on May 30 against Wausau and June 2 against Green Bay.
“We are extremely excited for this partnership with ESPN+,” said Dock Spiders General Manager Jim Misudek. “The ability to bring the atmosphere of Dock Spiders baseball to a larger audience will allow us to highlight the very best of Fond du Lac while showcasing the talent of the Northwoods League. Kicking off this league-wide partnership with a Dock Spiders home game is a tremendous honor that will showcase the best of our organization both on the field and behind the scenes.”
Each Dock Spiders broadcast features four HD cameras around Herr-Baker Field, and will feature a pregame show prior to first pitch hosted by play-by-play broadcaster Javik Blake.
Along with select games on ESPN+ throughout the season, the 2022 Northwoods League All-Star Game, Major League Dreams Showcase and the Northwoods League Playoffs will all air on ESPN+.
All home games throughout the 2022 season are available on the Northwoods League Baseball Network. Future Dock Spiders games on the ESPN+ platform during the 2022 season will be announced at a later date.
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The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 28th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff, over 280 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com. For more information, visit dockspiders.com download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Dock Spiders as your favorite team.