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Baseball Streaming Guide

“I have no idea where to watch it,” is one of the most common refrains people have when discussing why they don’t watch unaffiliated leagues. I don’t particularly like that refrain, but after a few years of attempting to educate people on the availability of unaffiliated baseball streaming options, I realized I needed to try something different. That’s where the idea for a baseball streaming guide came from. 

Herein you will find a listing for every professional league I know of with a tiny bit of info about the league (I will refer to leagues as being summer or winter, and this is based on the American season cycle) and if they have streaming capabilities where you can find a stream online. Also provided is the cost of the stream/service (in American dollars), any possible restrictions on using the service, and whether archives are available. In the cases where a mobile app is available, I have listed that as well (keep in mind this will be marked yes for teams that stream via services like Facebook and YouTube but do not have a specific team mobile app). In some cases, a team/league may be using multiple platforms to stream their games. Once I find an official stream I don’t keep looking for others, so if anyone knows of any additional streams for teams/leagues I’ve already listed as having one, please let me know.

This is all legal of course, while I know baseball fans will pirate streams I can’t endorse that myself. Every stream I list in this article is from a league, television station, or some other organization that is directly affiliated with the league/s they are streaming. The guide is also quite malleable and will be updated regularly so maybe bookmark this page and return to it as needed.

One final disclaimer, affiliated streams aren’t listed here. Everyone knows that for affiliated leagues either MLB TV or MiLB TV have you covered. They do a good enough job of marketing themselves that I don’t see the need to focus on them here. The focus of this article is unaffiliated leagues only.

Australasia

Asia Winter Baseball League (AWBL)

  • A winter short season league based out of Taiwan, the season typically runs from the last week of November to the middle of December. They do have a centralized streaming service. It’s the same as the service used by the CPBL.
    • CPBL TV – $5/yr
      • Live, and archived, streams of every game, including the playoffs.
      • Mobile App – Yes
      • CPBL Stats has a helpful guide to signing up.

Australian Baseball League (ABL)

  • Short season winter league based out of Australia and New Zealand. Their season runs from the last couple of weeks in November until the first couple of weeks in February. They do have a centralized streaming service through YouTube.
    • ABL TV – Free
      • Live, and archived, streams of select regular-season games, every playoff game, and every Claxton Shield game.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Baseball Challenge League (BCL)

  • A short season summer league based in Japan. The BCL season runs from April to October. They do not have a centralized streaming service, but all games, including the playoffs, are broadcast through a third-party app. It is unclear if the games are able to be viewed outside the United States.
    • Player! App – Free
      • Live, no archived, streams of every BCL game, including the playoffs.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Central League (JPCL)

  • One of the two leagues that form the highest level of Nippon Professional Baseball. They play a long season in the summer throughout Japan. The JPCL season typically lasts from the end of March until October. They do not have a centralized streaming service, but the Hanshin Tigers do have a streaming service.
    • ToraTele – $7/mo
      • Live, and archived, streams of every Hanshin Tiger home game and every game the Tigers play at the Tokyo Dome against any opponent, including JPCL Climax Series games.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL)

  • Taiwan’s premier league is of the long season summer variety. The CPBL season runs from the end of March to the end of October. They do have a centralized streaming service.
    • CPBL TV – $35/yr
      • Live, and archived, streams of every game, including the playoffs and the Taiwan Series.
      • Mobile App – Yes
      • CPBL Stats has a great how-to guide for signing up.

Eastern League (JPEL)

  • A long season summer league out of Japan that is the feeder league for the JPCL. The JPEL season runs from the beginning of March to the beginning of October. They do not have a centralized streaming service but select games are streamed on Pacific League TV, at no additional cost beyond the regular Pacific League TV monthly feel.

Future League (CFL)

  • A long season summer farm league for the CPBL. The CFL season runs from the end of March to the beginning of October. They do utilize CPBL TV as a centralized streaming service at no additional cost beyond a regular membership.
    • CPBL TV – $35/yr
      • Live, and archived, streams of all CFL games that take place on Friday through Sunday, including all Future Series games.
      • Mobile App – Yes
      • CPBL Stats has a great how-to guide for signing up

Japan Series (NJS)

  • This is the series between the champions of the JPCL and JPPL. The series takes place near the end of October.
    • Not available to stream.

Japan Women’s Baseball League (JWBL)

  • A long season summer league in Japan. The JWBL season lasts from March to October. The only professional women’s baseball league in the world. They do have a centralized streaming service, however, it is unclear if you must reside in Japan to use the service.
    • JWBL TV – Unknown
      • Live streams of every JWBL game, including the playoffs and Japan Cup. (I’m unsure on the price at the moment because they continue to broadcast games from other leagues during the JWBL offseason for free).
      • Mobile App – No

Korea Baseball Organization (KBO)

  • South Korea’s long summer league and the premier league on the Korean peninsula. The KBO season runs from the middle of March to the end of October. They do not have a centralized streaming service, but every game is available through a local media site.
    • Naver TV – Free
      • Live, no archives, streams of every KBO game, including the playoffs and Korean Series.
      • Mobile App – Yes
      • MyKBO has a great how-to-guide on signing up to use Naver TV.

Northern League (KNL)

  • One of the two long season summer farm leagues for the KBO. The KNL season runs from the end of March to the end of September. They do not have a centralized streaming service nor does there appear to be a way to stream games on any other platform.
    • Not available to stream.

Pacific League (JPPL)

  • One of the two leagues that form the highest level of Nippon Professional Baseball. They play a long summer season throughout Japan. The JPPL season typically lasts from the end of March until October. They do have a centralized streaming service, though there are limits on what you can watch. If you are a member of a JPPL team fan club you can get their streaming service at a discounted price.
    • Pacific League TV – $15/mo
      • Live, and archived, streams of any JPPL home games, interleague games where the Hanshin Tigers are the home team, and JPPL Climax Series games. This excludes any JPCL home games, the JPCL Climax Series games, and the Japan Series.
      • Mobile App – Yes
      • Japanese Baseball Cards has a very helpful how-to guide on signing up.

Shikoku Island League Plus (SILP)

  • A long season summer league situated on the Japanese island of Shikoku. The SILP season runs from the end of March to the middle of October. They do not have a centralized streaming service and I can’t find anywhere online where they currently stream games. They did stream some games on their Facebook page, but they haven’t streamed a live game in a few years now.
    • Not available to stream.

Southern League (KSL)

  • One of the two long season summer farm leagues for the KBO. The KSL season runs from the end of March to the end of September. They do not have a centralized streaming service nor does there appear to be a way to stream games on any other platform.
    • Not available to stream.

Western League (JPWL)

  • A long season summer league out of Japan that is the feeder league for the JPPL. The JPWL season lasts from the beginning of March to the beginning of October. They do not have a centralized streaming service but some games are streamed on Pacific League TV at no additional cost beyond the regular Pacific League TV monthly fee.

Europe

Campionato Italiano di Baseball Serie A (CIBA)

  • The highest level of pro baseball in Italy. CIBA plays a short season summer schedule. The CIBA season runs from the middle of April to the beginning of August. They do not have a centralized streaming service, but some of their games are streamed on the Federation Italiana Baseball Softball YouTube.
    • FIBS YouTube – Free
      • Live, and archived, streams of select CIBA games, including playoff games and Italian Series games. It is a mixed-use channel that also broadcasts amateur competitions and softball.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Campionato Italiano di Baseball Serie B (CIBB)

  • A second-tier short season summer league in Italy that functions as a feeder league for CIBA. The CIBB season runs from the end of April to the end of July. They do not have a centralized streaming service, but some of their games are streamed on the Federation Italiana Baseball Softball Youtube.
    • FIBS YouTube – Free
      • Live, and archived, streams of select CIBB games, including playoff games. It is a mixed-use channel that also broadcasts amateur competitions and softball.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Honkbal Hoofdklasse (HH)

  • The premier short season summer league in the Netherlands. The HH season runs from the beginning of April to the middle of October. They do not have a centralized streaming service, but some of their games are streamed on Koninklijke Nederlandse Baseball en Softball Bond YouTube. However, it has been a couple of years since any games were streamed via that page.
    • KNBSB – Free
      • Live, and archived, streams of select HH games, including playoff games and the Holland Series. It is a mixed-use channel that also broadcasts amateur competitions and softball.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Honkbal Overgangsklasse (HO)

  • The second tier short season summer league in the Netherlands. The HO season runs from the beginning of April to the middle of October. They do not have a centralized streaming service nor does there appear to be any other platform to stream their games.
    • Not available to stream.

Honkbal Rookie League (HRL)

  • The third tier short season summer league in the Netherlands. HRL essentially operates as a feeder league to both the HO and HH. The HRL season runs from the middle of April to the beginning of September. They do not have a centralized streaming service nor does there appear to be any other platform to stream their games.
    • Not available to stream.

Latin America

Béisbol Profesional de Panamá (PROBEIS)

  • A short season winter ball league out of Panama. The PROBEIS season lasts from the end of November to the middle of January. They have no centralized streaming service nor does there appear to be any other platforms they use to stream games.
    • Not available to stream.

Liga Argentina de Béisbol (LAB)

  • Short season winter ball league out of Argentina. The LAB season runs from the end of August to the end of November. They do not have a centralized streaming service, though a third-party app has begun to stream a very small number of games.
    • Average 300 – Free
      • Live, no archived, streams of very select regular season, playoff, and Serie Sudamericana (a small tournament between LAB teams and other teams in the area) games.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Liga Colombiana de Béisbol Profesional (LCBP)

  • The main professional short season winter league out of Colombia. The LCBP season lasts from the end of October to the beginning of January. They have had a centralized streaming service through Facebook Live in the past. However, they currently do not appear to be streaming any games so for the time being there is no way to watch this league.
    • Not available to stream.

Liga de Béisbol Profesional de la República Dominicana (LIDOM)

  • Short season winter league out of the Dominican Republic. Probably the best of all the Latin leagues, though LMB and LMP are very close in quality. The LIDOM season runs from the middle of October to the end of January. They do have a centralized streaming service through a third-party app.
    • DR Sports – $25/yr
      • Live, and archived, streams of every LIDOM game, including the playoffs.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Liga de Béisbol Profesional Nacional (LBPN)

  • Winter short season league out of Nicaragua. Right below the Mexico and Dominican Republic Tier of Latin leagues. The LBPN season lasts from the middle of November to the beginning of January. They do not have a centralized streaming service, but a local television station streams a fair amount of games via their YouTube channel.
    • Viva Nicaragua 13 – Free
      • Live, and archived, streams of select games, including the playoffs. This is a mixed-use channel that streams non-baseball content regularly.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente (LBPRC)

  • The professional short season league of Puerto Rico, it operates in the winter months. The LBPRC season lasts from the middle of November to the end of January. They do not have an actual centralized streaming service, but they do stream occasional games on Facebook and YouTube.

Liga Invernal Mexicana (LIM)

  • A short season winter league that is associated with LMB. Essentially serves as a very small and limited instructional league of sorts for LMB during the winter. The LIM season runs from the end of October to the beginning of December. The 2019 season will be its first back from a two-year hiatus and thus it’s unclear at this time whether any of the games will be streamed.
    • Unknown if available to stream.

Liga Invernal Veracruzana de Béisbol Profesional (LIV)

  • A professional short season winter league originating in the area of the Mexican state of Veracruz. The LIV season lasts from the middle of November to the beginning of January.
    • LIV Facebook – Free
      • Live streams, and archives, of most LIV games, including the playoffs.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Liga Mexicana de Béisbol (LMB)

  • A long season summer Mexican league that is technically affiliated. However, that’s a minor technicality because in reality LMB does their own thing and has no association with Major League Baseball. The LMB season runs from the beginning of April to the beginning of October. LMB does not have a true centralized streaming service. LMB uses multiple platforms to stream their games. To be perfectly honest, your best bet is to go with the LMB En Vivo, LMB YouTube, and Diablos YouTube pages if you want to see the most games for the best price.
    • LMB En Vivo – Free
      • Live streams, and sporadic archives, of most regular-season games, every playoff game, and every Serie del Rey game.
      • Mobile App – Yes
    • LMB TV – $10/yr
      • Live, and archived, streams of most regular-season games, every playoff game, and the entire Serie del Rey. This does not include any home games from Diablos Rojos del México, Sultanes de Monterrey, or Tigres de Quintana Roo during the regular season.
      • Mobile App – No
    • LMB YouTube – Free
      • Live, and sporadic archived, streams of most regular-season games, every playoff game, and every Serie del Rey Game.
      • Mobile App – Yes
    • Diablos Rojos YouTube – Free
      • Live, and archived, streams of every Diablos Rojos del México game, including any playoff or Serie del Rey games they participate in.
      • Mobile App – Yes
    • Tigers TV – $30/yr
      • Live, and archived, streams of every Tigres de Quintana Roo home game.
      • Mobile App – No

Liga Mexicana del Pacífico (LMP)

  • The premier professional league in Mexico, it is a short season league that operates in the winter months. The LMP season runs from the beginning of October to the end of January. LMP has a centralized streaming service.
    • LMP TV – $24/yr
      • Live streams, and archives, of every game, including the playoffs.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Liga Nacional de Béisbol de El Salvador (LNBSV)

  • El Salvador’s lone professional league. They play a short spring season. The LNBSV season runs from the beginning of April to the beginning of May. LNBSV has no centralized streaming service or platform that streams the games.
    • Not available to stream.

Liga Norte de México  (LNM)

  • A short season league in the Northern part of Mexico. It operates during the summer months and serves as a feeder league for LMB. The LNM season runs from the beginning of April to the end of July. They have a centralized streaming service on their website. It’s a collection of individual Facebook feeds from member clubs.
    • LNM TV – Free
      • Live, and limited archives, streams of most LNM games, including the playoffs.
      • Mobile App – No

Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional (LVBP)

  • The professional league of Venezuela, it operates a short season in the winter months. The LVBP season runs from the beginning of November to the end of January. There are various highlight streams for LVBP, but as far as I can find, no live game streams.
    • Not available to stream.

Serie del Caribe (CWS)

  • A yearly tournament taking place in the winter months consisting of the league champions from LIDOM, LMP, CNS, PROBEIS, LCBP, LBPN, LBPRC, and LVBP. The CWS takes place the first week in February.
    • LMP TV – $12/yr
      • Live, and archived, streams of every CWS game. This typically goes on sale around January and you need to buy it right away, because at some point after it goes on sale they region lock it and only those who purchased beforehand are allowed to stream the games.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Serie Latinoamericana (SLA)

  • This is an end of season winter months tournament featuring the league champions from LBPN, PROBEIS, LAB, LCPB, and LIV, as well as the runner-up from LIV. The SLA takes place the last week of January into the first week of February.
    • TVMÁS – Free
      • Live streams, and archives, of most SAL games. This is a Periscope from a Veracruz television station and as such, it streams a lot more than just SAL games.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Serie Nacional de Béisbol (CNS)

  • The national league of Cuba. The short season takes place during the winter months. The CNS season lasts from the beginning of August to the end of January. CNS did have a centralized streaming service, offered through YouTube. However, thanks to a recent TV deal with DirecTV there is no longer any way to legally stream CNS games.
    • Not available to stream.

North America

American Association (AA)

  • A long season summer league mainly centered around the midwest area of the United States. The AA season lasts from the middle of May to the end of September. AA does have a centralized streaming service.

Atlantic League (ALPB)

  • Considered by most to be the highest quality unaffiliated league in the United States. It is a long season league that takes place over the summer. The ALPB season runs from the end of April to the beginning of October. The ALPB does not have a centralized league streaming service. However, most teams do stream games on one platform or another. Not all do though, so if a team isn’t listed it’s because I couldn’t find a platform where they stream their games.

Empire Professional Baseball League (EPBL)

  • The EPBL is s short-season summer league that operates out of the New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and Puerto Rico areas. The EPBL season runs from the middle of June to the beginning of August. They do have a centralized streaming service offered through their YouTube channel but have not streamed a game on it in over three years.
    • HVP Sports – Free
      • Live, and archived streams of a few Puerto Rico Islanders games. It’s possible they will continue to do so in the new season.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Frontier League (FRON)

  • FRON is a long season summer league out of the Midwestern United States, as well as parts of the East Coast and Canada. The FRON season runs from the middle of May to the end of September. FRON does not have a centralized streaming service. However, they recently absorbed the Canadian American Association and CAMA had a centralized streaming service. I’m hopeful FRON will integrate that as they have no reason not to, but who knows what they will actually do. Some teams do stream their own games, and they are listed below.

Pacific Association (PACA)

  • PACA is a short season summer league in the Northern California area. The PACA season runs from the end of May to the middle of September. PACA does not have a centralized streaming service. However, some teams do stream some games. If a team is not listed that means they did not have a streaming service I could locate on any platform.
    • CMCM TV – Free
      • Live streams, and archives, of select San Rafael Pacifics home games, including some playoff games. This is a multi-purpose channel and that means you will get a lot of other content in addition to San Rafael games.
      • Mobile App – Yes
    • Napa Silverados TV – Free
      • Live streams, and archives, of Napa homes games. Very sporadic, but occasionally a game will pop up.
      • Mobile App – Yes
    • Sonoma Stompers TV – Free
      • Live streams, and archives of every Sonoma home game, including the playoff.
      • Mobile App – Yes

Pecos League (PECO)

  • PECO is a short season summer league out of the southwestern United States. The PECO season runs from the end of May to the middle of August. This league has garnered a bad reputation for pay-to-play ethics. They do have a centralized streaming service. 

United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL)

  • A short season summer league based out of the Detroit, Michigan area. The USPBL season runs from the beginning of May to the middle of September. They have a centralized streaming service through a YouTube channel, but it is used very infrequently.
    • USPBL YouTube – Free
      • Live, and archived, streams of a very small number of USPBL games, including the playoffs..
      • Mobile App – Yes

Western Association (WAPB)

  • A new league set to begin play in 2020 in the western United States. They state they will play a short season. The proposed WEAP season will run from the end of June to the end of September. It is unclear at this time if there will be any streaming service or ability to stream games on any platform.
    • Unknown if available to stream.

Western League (PECOWL)

  • A short season winter league that plays its games in the southwestern United States. They are a satellite league of PECO. The PECOWL season runs from the beginning of February to the beginning of March. They do not have a streaming service and as far as I can tell there are no other platforms that stream their games.
    • Not available to stream.

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5 Replies to “Baseball Streaming Guide

  1. This is uncommonly useful information, especially for someone suffering from baseball withdrawal after the end of the world series. Thanks for putting all of this together.

    1. It can be rocky. I’ve actually found that Facebook feeds, live or archived, work much better when I cast them to my TV. No idea why that is though.

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