Baseball is America’s self-proclaimed past-time and is the oldest professional sport in the United States. It has a rich history with plenty of lore and a ton of amazing players that have played over the years. Thanks to smartphones and tablets, you can carry and watch baseball wherever you go. Here are the best baseball apps for Android!
The ESPN app has had its ups and downs over the years, but it’s still a decent platform and a great app for sports fans. They’ve updated their design to be more in line with Android’s design guidelines and you can find the latest scores, stats, news, trades, schedules, and analysis. You’ll also have access to ESPN radio where you can get some sports talk radio along with the occasional live game. They also have a WatchESPN component that lets you watch live sports (if your cable TV provider allows it). It’s not perfect, but it’s closer than it used to be and a good set of baseball apps for fans.
Fantasy sports is probably among the most fun baseball apps that sports nerds can have and ESPN offers a fairly good fantasy platform to play on. With the app, you can set rosters, browse free agency, manage multiple teams, follow stats and scores, and post messages to your league. You’ll also be linked directly to the baseball portion of ESPN so you don’t need both this and the official ESPN app installed at once. The interface has been updated to be a little more friendly, but there are still some improvements that could be made.
[Price: Free / $19.99]
iScore Baseball is an app where you can track baseball games (or softball games) on your own. The idea is that you can create a league, fill it with rosters, and then recreate the play-by-play stuff as the game gets played. This is great for managers or super fans who want to keep their own set of stats. You can export your data to a variety of file types, share data with other users, and even track MLB games. It’s the best tracker we could find and one of the better baseball apps for coaches, players, and serious enthusiasts.
[Price: Free (optional subscription up to $49.99 per year)]
MLB.com At Bat is the official app of Major League Baseball and it’s probably the best official sports app of any sport, period. You can pay a yearly subscription for unlimited, live baseball game streaming as well as radio support if you want to listen to the games that way. It also includes the latest news, analysis, scores, schedules, trading news, and more. The pricing fluctuates per year, but you can opt to pay monthly if you prefer. This is the best way to get live games on mobile, period.
[Price: Free (subscription required)]
A lot of people have SiriusXM and use it in their vehicles to listen to all kinds of stuff, including baseball games. You can also pick up the app and listen to those games wherever you are. It works like you would expect and the app isn’t too full of surprises. The service features a number of baseball-oriented channels so you can listen to talk radio even if there are no games playing. A subscription is required (just like it is in the car), but you can pick up a decent Bluetooth speaker and listen to it outside, around your house, and even in the shower if you really want to.
[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Sports Alerts – MLB Edition is a quick and easy baseball app that gives you scores, stats, and alerts. The app focuses more on the numbers of baseball rather than the news which makes it excellent for those who just want to see what’s happening in the game. The big feature is the alerts, which will let you know when a variety of situations are occurring, including a no-hitter through seven innings, when a player is one hit away from hitting the cycle, when a pitcher has a 12 strikeout game, when games start and end, and if there’s a close game going into the ninth inning. It’s one of the more unique baseball apps and one that super fans should definitely have. There is also Android Wear support.
theScore has arguably the best all-around sports news app right now. It’s been updated consistently over the last few years to add a ton of features and, of course, you can follow the latest baseball news, trades, scores, schedules, and player news. You have the option to follow your favorite team for a more personalized experience and you can receive breaking news notifications whenever your team scores so you can keep up with what’s going on even when you don’t have time. It’s completely free and it’s definitely worth trying.
[Price: Free / $7.99 per month]
TuneIn Radio is another radio service that has a ton of sports talk. The free version offers a variety of FM and AM radio talk shows about sports along with podcasts. If you decide to go the paid route, you’ll also get access to every live baseball game (along with NFL and NHL games). It’s a solid overall experience with a clean design, simple controls, and you can use it virtually anywhere that you have an Internet connection. If the other radio solutions aren’t working, this one should.
Yahoo’s fantasy sports platform is among the best out there and the app is pretty decent too. The Yahoo Fantasy Sports app lets you manage multiple teams, post messages to the league, add and drop players from your roster, view free agency, trade players, and set rosters. You’ll have links to Yahoo Sports news content including analysis, scores, and more. With the app, you can also participate in drafts (and mock drafts). It’s one of those must-have baseball apps if you intend on doing fantasy sports this year.
These days, most of the MLB teams have their own baseball apps. This gives you news centered around your favorite team and only your favorite team. In general, you’ll also get more “soft news” stuff like community events your team may be hosting or attending. Most of them also include a schedule, scores, player and team news, and more. They typically don’t have as many features as a full-fledged MLB app, but it’s great for those who want to keep a closer eye on their favorite baseball team. You can check out the Toronto Blue Jays app by clicking the button below.