MLB Network surveyed all 30 Clubs, MLB.com and the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum for the best and brightest trivia minds in their organizations to represent them, and thirty-two participants have been matched up in a bracket-style tournament across 31 episodes. Two new episodes will air every Tuesday through Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET from tonight through February 23, leading up to the start of Spring Training.
Baseball IQ features participants including front office personnel, equipment managers, scoreboard operators and museum curators. The winning player of each episode will win $5,000 for the organization’s charity they represent. The championship episode will award $25,000 for the winner’s organization’s charity and $15,000 to the runner-up’s organization’s charity.
MLB Network’s programming schedule for the first round of Baseball IQ is available below. The complete bracket and information on rules, participants and charities can be found here. Additional show information and programming updates will be posted to MLB Network’s Facebook page and Twitter feed via #MLBNBaseballIQ.
MLB Network’s Baseball IQ - Second Round Episode Schedule (all times Eastern)
Thursday, February 9:
9:00 p.m. – D-backs (Josh DeFamio, Supervisor, dbTV Graphics) vs. Reds (Rich Linville, Scoreboard Operator)
9:30 p.m. – Dodgers (Seth Bluman, Dir. of Ticket Operations) vs. Rockies (Aaron Heinrich, Dir. of Retail Operations)
Tuesday, February 14:
9:00 p.m. – Mets (Ben Baumer, Statistical Analyst) vs. Braves (Mark Lehman, Corporate Partnerships Manager)
9:30 p.m. – Cubs (Ryan Balogh, Account Exec., Corporate Partnerships) vs. Nationals (Samuel Mondry-Cohen, Baseball Operations Analyst)
Wednesday, February 15:
9:00 p.m. – Angels (Shane Demmitt, Asst. Equipment Manager) vs. Mariners (Tony Blengino, Special Asst. to the GM)
9:30 p.m. – Hall of Fame (Craig Muder, Dir. of Communications) vs. Twins (Craig Nordquist, Guest Services)
Thursday, February 16:
9:00 p.m. – Red Sox (Billy Broadbent, Video Coordinator) vs. Rays (Shawn Hoffman, Asst., Baseball Research & Development)
9:30 p.m. – Royals (Curt Nelson, Dir., Royals Hall of Fame) vs. White Sox (Dan Fabian, Dir. of Baseball Operations)
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