The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences last night recognized a wide range of baseball coverage at the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards. Overall, MLB coverage earned eight total awards, including five for MLB Network, the most in the network's history. FOX Sports also won for its coverage of the 2013 World Series, ALCS and MLB on FOX. In addition, Harold Reynolds (MLB Network & FOX Sports) and Tom Verducci (MLB Network & Turner Sports) shared the honors for Outstanding Studio Analyst, while Bob Costas (MLB Network & NBC Sports) received his 26th Sports Emmy for Outstanding Studio Host.
The full list of honors is as follows:
- Outstanding Live Sports Special - 2013 World Series (FOX Sports)
- Outstanding Playoff Coverage - 2013 ALCS (FOX Sports)
- Outstanding Sports Personality (Studio Host) - Bob Costas (MLB Network and NBC Sports)
- Outstanding Sports Personality (Studio Analyst) - Harold Reynolds (MLB Network & FOX Sports)
- Outstanding Sports Personality (Studio Analyst) - Tom Verducci (MLB Network & Turner Sports)
- Outstanding Graphic Design (Post Produced) - MLB Tonight (MLB Network)
- Outstanding Technical Team (Studio) - MLB Tonight (MLB Network)
- Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound - MLB on FOX (FOX Sports)
Reynolds' win marks his first ever individual Sports Emmy Award and Verducci's award marks the first time someone who previously won for Outstanding Sports Reporter also won for Outstanding Studio Analyst.
Since its launch on January 1, 2009, MLB Network has won 17 Emmy Awards out of a total of 51 nominations, with MLB Tonight receiving nine Emmy Awards out of 13 nominations.