Never Miss a Game: Best Baseball Apps for Armchair Athletes and Season Ticket Holders


Baseball has a timeless appeal. However, today’s fans need to use time wisely to get scores, scoops and inside analysis. Yesterday’s fans relied on the reporting of mainstream radio and television stations. Season tickets are expensive and driving long distances wears on the car. Today, baseball fans leverage a number of apps so they never miss a game despite sitting in their home armchair.


Downloading this free app is like having expert analysis, up-to-the minute scores and team by team stats in the palm of your hand. The app provides access to ESPN Radio, so you can diversify consumption with audio and video clips. It’s a great app to have available when you need the latest scores and news.

MLB Fans

The app is a social hub for serious baseball fans aside from a traditional app that delivers scores, stats and news. Create a profile, start engaging, create and curate topics that suit your interest. Of course, you may desire a day or evening at the park. Know the conditions with the Weather Live Free app.

MLB At Bat

This is the official app of Major League Baseball. For about $50 per year, you get unlimited live game streaming. It’s a remote fan’s preferred way to follow teams despite distance. You get the option of listening in on radio in addition to stats, scores, trading news, etc.

Sports Alerts

At first glance, hardcore gamers may dismiss this app as a typical provider of stats. However, Sports Alerts is unique, notifying fans of no-hitters in progress, when a game is in the ninth inning, when a player is close to hitting for the cycle, etc. It’s an app that a diehard fan has on their phone and up their sleeve if they’re a fantasy baseball player.

ESPN Fantasy Baseball

The fantasy app provides access to ESPN’s fantasy players and teams. Team owners get live scoring, league chatter, the latest in fantasy news and more. Fantasy users get access to ESPN’s baseball portion, so there’s no need to download the main app too.

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

Yahoo’s version of the fantasy app is worth mention. Like ESPN’s fantasy tool, users can access rosters, trade players and set teams. The app doubles as a news station that digs into Yahoo Sports. The free resource is worth a try if you’re planning on being a fantasy player.

The Score

The Score app may be the best of the bunch. It’s free and delivers the latest in scores and news from around the world of baseball. Furthermore, you can personalize the experience by setting a favorite team and getting information on game times, boxscores, player stats and more.

TuneIn Radio

This service gives baseball nuts a ton of game opportunities as well as sports related podcasts. The paid version (about $8) gives you access to every baseball, hockey and football game in the nation. That’s not a bad price to pay for such variety and convenience.

This guest post is written by Sam Walker. Sam is a huge baseball fan and writes about this in his articles. He is a retired teacher who now gets pleasure from article writing, especially when it’s about his favorite topic!