NBC Sports Chicago to Air Some White Sox Games with Spanish Language Commentary

By Kevin Eck 

NBC Sports Chicago, the home of the Chicago White Sox, said it will present live coverage of four White Sox games with Spanish-language commentary on NBCSC+.

This is the first time NBC Sports Chicago is producing alternate Spanish-language coverage of the White Sox. The first game will be against the Kansas City Royals on Aug. 1 at 7:10 p.m.

“We are proud to provide our comprehensive, best-in-class live coverage of the White Sox with Spanish-language commentary to serve Spanish-speaking and bilingual White Sox fans,” said John Schippman, vp of content for sports at NBC Sports Chicago, Telemundo Chicago and WMAQ. “We cannot wait for fans to experience each matchup in Spanish with Ozzie Guillén and Hector Lozano as our commentators.”

The alternate coverage will be led by NBC Sports Chicago Analyst and White Sox legend Ozzie Guillén and Telemundo Chicago sports anchor Héctor Lozano.

“I am very proud and happy to broadcast the game for NBC Sports Chicago in Spanish,” said Guillén. “These kinds of opportunities don’t happen every day. I hope that these games will open the door to more games being available in Spanish in the future.”

“Calling the game for my home team is a dream come true,” said Lozano. “I’m honored to work alongside Ozzie, and to present the games in Spanish for Chicago’s Latino community.”

“We are blessed to have a passionate Latino fan base that continues to grow each season. For so many of our Spanish-speaking fans, White Sox baseball and connecting with our players is a part of their lives,” said Brooks Boyer, White Sox chief revenue and marketing officer. “We share NBC Sports Chicago’s commitment to offering a professionally produced Spanish language broadcast, delivering an authentic telecast featuring Ozzie Guillén and Hector Lozano, both respected and candid broadcasters. We want our Spanish-language broadcasts to be must-see-TV, bringing the White Sox and our players to a larger audience.”

NBC Sports Chicago’s main channel will continue to carry all White Sox games with English commentary. Veteran White Sox expert Chuck Garfien will also continue to host the pre/post-game coverage, which will be presented on both NBC Sports Chicago and NBCSC+.

Here’s the schedule:

Monday, August 1 at 7:10pm: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals

Monday, August 15 at 7:10pm: Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros

Friday, September 2 at 7:10pm: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins

Wednesday, September 14 at 7:10pm: Chicago White Sox vs Colorado Rockies