Major League Baseball, the perfect sport for an iPhone or iPad app

“Apps for football, basketball or hockey fans suffer from a nagging built-in problem: who wants to stop watching the game to take in more information through the app? Nascar fans can at least take a quick break and sift through some ancillary racing data without missing too much action. And then there’s Major League Baseball,” Bob Tedeschi reports for The New York Times. “If ever a sport was built for a mobile app companion, this is it. Between pitches you can watch a batter step out of the batter’s box, adjust his jock strap and spit four times, or you can check a mobile app for useful information about the game or league.”

“The people at, Major League Baseball’s interactive division, seem to understand this implicitly, and they were the first of the major sports leagues — or the major media companies, for that matter — to produce a stellar app,” Tedeschi reports. “MLB’s AtBat (for Apple and Android), which comes in a free limited version and a full-featured $15 version, is now in its fifth season, and returns with a few nice refinements to complement a core of fun and useful features from years past.”

More info and more baseball apps also covered in the full article here.

More info and download link via Apple’s iTunes App Store: At Bat –

Related articles: At Bat 12 now available in App Store; free for MLB.TV Premium subscribers – February 29, 2012 At Bat 12 coming Feb. 29th; free for MLB.TV Premium subscribers – February 17, 2012 chief Bob Bowman: For first rate digital content, look to Apple’s iPhone and iPad, not Android – April 1, 2011 At Bat 11 released with free MLB.TV trial on Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch – April 1, 2011
Apple updates Apple TV with live MLB, NBA streaming, Netflix, Dolby Digital 5.1, and more – March 9, 2011 At Bat 2010 for iPhone and iPod touch released; already a top-seller at $14.99 – March 3, 2010
Major League Baseball’s iPhone app expands; Watch out-of-market MLB games for 99-cents each – September 01, 2009 At Bat app offers live video of all non-home games to iPhone and iPod touch users – July 21, 2009
MLB to stream full live baseball game video to your Apple iPhone, iPod touch starting tomorrow – June 17, 2009
The Boston Herald reviews At Bat 2009: ‘Why can’t all iPhone sports apps be as good?’ – April 03, 2009
‘ At Bat 2009’ released for Apple iPhone, iPod touch; now offers live streaming game audio – March 30, 2009
Newly updated At Bat 1.2 now a home run for Apple iPhone and iPod touch – September 03, 2008


  1. You mean, that time consuming game with seven to ten minutes of action on the diamond, and two hours + of tugging at caps, spitting and scratching of private parts?

    Football is the only way to go – yes, the real football – the one that’s played with the feet. It is the only real universal language.

      1. We sure do! 90 minutes of non-stop action beats the roughly 40 minutes of action spread over three hours that we get with the more popular form of “football” in this country!

        As for baseball, it’s no wonder the younger generations are abandoning it. All these kids with ADHD can’t possibly pay attention to a game that slow.


  2. Is this app intended for watching at home or at a game, or both? I can’t as much as send a text message when near a stadium on AT&T, so a live stream seems laughable.

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