America's Pastime spans approximately 180 days with more than 2,400 games played during the regular season. Trying to keep tabs on all 30 teams in the Majors, along with the many Minor League teams, can be a daunting task.
Luckily, there is a strong collection of apps in the Windows Store that delivers all the stats, scores, standings and schedules for the upcoming baseball season. You can read up on all the latest from the Oakland Athletics to the Everett AquaSox, catch games live, or plan your next trip to the old ballfield.
These are the best MLB apps for Windows 10.
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SofaScore is a diverse Windows 10 sports app that can appeal to people looking to catch the latest scoring updates from the ballpark as well as those who want to dig a little deeper with news items or statistical research on MLB teams.
Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, along with MLB, SofaScore covers 16 sports and more than 5,000 leagues, tournaments, and special events. Coverage ranges from soccer to basketball and Formula One racing to cricket. SofaScore even covers badminton and snooker. It's an impressive resource for sports that includes both professional and collegiate games.
For those who want to look beyond scores, SofaScore delivers news, statistics and video highlights from the Big Leagues. Games can be previewed to offer insight on what each team brings to the table, and you can follow your favorite team with the AttackMomentum feature. There is also support for toast notifications to keep you up to date on live scores.
This free Windows 10 sports app presents itself in a clean, easy to use manner and delivers a ton of sports information. SofaScore makes it easy to stay in touch with the sporting world without having to leave the comfort of your couch.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
If you are planning on visiting any of the MLB parks this season, the Windows 10 PC app Take Me Out to the Ballgame is designed to make that trip a little easier.
The free app provides a visual map of the ballpark and step-by-step driving directions to guide you there. The app could use a little beefing up with more information on each ballpark or the ability to check off which ballparks you have visited, but it covers the basics nicely.
Each of the 30 ballpark locations are pre-set and all that is needed is for you to set your point of departure. Take Me Out to the Ballgame then creates driving directions to get you to the ballpark. Overall, It is a simple and easy to use app for getting you to the game.
ESPN rules the roost when it comes to sports information and provides comprehensive coverage of MLB, delivering all the scores, standings and news items from the ballpark. Along with MLB coverage, the ESPN app provides coverage on a vast range of sports leagues such as the NBA, NFL, Collegiate Sports and World Cup Soccer.
Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, the free app includes features such as:
- Support for your myESPN account.
- Breaking news and real-time scoring alerts.
- Live Tile support.
- Access to your favorite ESPN Podcast.
MLB coverage includes the customary team stats, standings and scores, as news items and video highlights. You also have links to ESPN's Gamecast feature, which highlights all the real-time action through your web browser. If you sign into the app with your ESPN account, alerts are available for breaking news and scores on your favorite MLB teams.
The ESPN app is a well-rounded Windows 10 app for keeping up with pro baseball and other sports. Combined with WatchESPN to stream live games and ESPN delivers a great one-two punch for MLBl (and other sports) coverage.
Flick Baseball 3D – Home Run
While Flick Baseball 3D – Home Run may not deliver stats and scores to your Windows 10 Mobile phone, it is a fun game to help get you in the mood for the upcoming baseball season. The free game is essentially a home-run-derby-style game that has three modes of play.
The game modes include Drop Dead in which you only get one strike. Thumpy Three affords you the customary three strikes. And One Last Minute challenges you to knock as many pitches over the fence as you can in 60 seconds.
The mechanics are simple. You just tap the screen to pitch and swipe at the screen to hit the ball. The further you hit the ball over the fence, the more points earned. You also have the chance to hit mid-air targets to earn bonus points.
Graphics are decent and there is an odd sense of satisfaction in smacking a baseball into a neighboring skyscraper. There may not be much to this Windows 10 Mobile game, but it is a good way to pass the time between innings.
Much like ESPN, MSN Sports delivers a host of sporting news, scores, stats and standings to your Windows 10 device. The free app covers more than 150 sporting leagues, including MLB.
Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, MSN delivers top stories, scores, schedules, standings, video highlights and photo slideshows from the Majors. You can also view League Leading players, team stats, upcoming game summaries and completed game box scores.
You can tag teams as favorites for easy access, and MSN Sports has support for toast notifications on breaking news. MSN Sports offers a clean appearance and a user-friendly interface. Overall, it is a great Windows 10 source to keep you up to date on all the ballpark action from the Major Leagues.
If you've tried any of these Windows 10 apps, let us know what you think in the comments. There are a few more Windows 10 apps available to help you survive the upcoming MLB season, and if we have missed your favorite, feel free to toss out a recommendation.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.