The 8 Best Baseball Apps for iPhone

Manage your baseball or fantasy baseball league

It's always baseball season in the hearts of fans nationwide. Keep abreast of your favorite teams with one of these great iPhone apps that celebrate America's pastime.

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MLB

The MLB app is the league's official hub for baseball content

MLB

What We Like
  • Tons of content.

  • 60 fps video.

  • In-game highlights don't require a sub.

  • Classic games archive.

What We Don't Like
  • Requires a sub.

  • Some content has blackout restrictions.

  • Radio broadcasts require a separate subscription.

The MLB app (formerly At Bat) is the league's official hub for baseball content from opening day to the World Series. You can use it to watch in-game highlights, select broadcasts in 60 fps, listen to radio broadcasts, and more.

Many of these features require a paid subscription. There are two options: a yearly recurring fee of $19.99 or a monthly $2.99 fee.

MLB.TV All Teams subscribers get access to the MLB app's premium features for free.

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MLB Ballpark

Use the MLB Ballpark app to check-in, order food, and more at live games

MLB

What We Like
  • Mobile check-ins.

  • Mobile food ordering.

  • Rewards and exclusive content.

What We Don't Like
  • Seat upgrades are available at selected ballparks only.

If you're going to a game, bring this free app with you. With MLB Ballpark, you can use electronic ticketing through the Apple Passbook app, unlock special offers and coupons, track your visits to stadiums, find concession stands, get team stats, and create a multimedia journal of the games you attended. The app also offers some exclusive perks like seat upgrades, although these aren't available at every ballpark.

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ESPN+

The ESPN app offers access to the sports giant's huge library of content
What We Like
  • Access to ESPN's catalog of TV shows, sporting events, podcasts, and more.

  • Offers a free option.

  • Available on a variety of platforms.

What We Don't Like
  • Access to live video is determined by your TV provider and ISP.

  • Sometimes the online schedule doesn't match the on-air schedule due to contractual limitations with certain content.

ESPN+ is a great way to access the sports giant's huge library of content, including live sporting events, original shows, highlights, and more. It offers a free version along with a paid subscription. The free service offers highlights, trending videos, news, and analysis. If you have a cable subscription, you can also access live streaming. ESPN+ offers all of that as well, along with the original shows and live sporting events. It costs $4.99 monthly or $49.99 annually. 

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CBS Sports

The CBS Sports logo

CBS

What We Like
  • CBS Sports HQ is free.

  • Custom feed with live updates about your favorite teams.

  • Supports Siri shortcuts.

What We Don't Like
  • Only covers games that air on the network.

  • Requires a TV provider login.

The CBS Sports mobile app is another top pick for following baseball news and scores. It has live games and events that air on the network. You can select a favorite team and be updated quickly on any breaking news. There's also CBS Sports HQ, a free 24-hour sports news network that offers highlights, expert analysis, game previews, and more. You need a TV provider login to access it.

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No-Hitter Alerts

Never miss another no-hitter with the No-Hitter Alerts app for iOS

Ben Packard

What We Like
  • Tracks potential no-hitters in real time.

  • It's free.

  • Sync alert settings between devices with iCloud.

What We Don't Like
  • Bare-bones design.

  • The last update was two years ago.

A no-hitter is a special event, one that no diehard baseball fan wants to miss. The No-Hitter Alerts app tracks possible no-hitters in real time. You can set alerts for your favorite teams and see an overview of all games currently in-progress. Each alert includes TV and radio listings, and website links for pitch-by-pitch coverage. With this app, you'll never tune in to a game too late.

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CBS Sports Fantasy

CBS Sports Fantasy app logo

CBS

What We Like
  • Supports auction, snake, and mock drafts.

  • In-depth player info and rankings.

  • No account needed.

What We Don't Like
  • Difficult interface.

  • Contains ads.

If your fantasy baseball league is set up at CBS Sports, use this app to keep on top of the action for the entire season. The CBS Sports Fantasy app lets you set your line up, add and drop players, check player stats, propose and accept trades, view and approve pending transactions, and get the latest news about the Major Leagues. It also lets you manage fantasy teams in other sports such as football and basketball.

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Yahoo! Fantasy Football & More

Keep track of all your fantasy sports teams with the Yahoo Fantasy Football & More app

Yahoo

What We Like
  • It's free.

  • In-app messager with GIF support.

  • Analysis from Yahoo Fantasy and Rotoworld experts.

What We Don't Like
  • The app can sometimes time out.

  • Needs some optimization.

Yahoo Fantasy Football & More is your one-stop-shop for all your Yahoo Fantasy leagues, including baseball, basketball, football, and hockey. This free app lets you draft your team, manage your roster, get breaking news updates and real-time scores, talk trash on built-in message boards, and more. It recently added a comments section to Player Cards so you can connect with all Fantasy users about the latest player news.

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Pennant

The Pennant app gives you sports standings at a glance

Tyler Hillsman

What We Like
  • User-friendly visual representations of baseball stats.

  • Detailed win-loss record of every team.

  • Good app design.

What We Don't Like
  • Some content is hidden behind a paywall.

  • Can be slow to update team info.

Forget looking at the standings to figure out where your team is in relation to its divisional and league competitors. With Pennant, you can see a visual representation of each team on a bar graph, making it easy to figure out who's ahead, who's behind, and the distance that separates them. The app also provides a nicely designed way of getting overview information about each team, detailed stats, and news. This isn't the traditional way to follow baseball, but if you're a fan of good app design, you may dig this.