In a mostly quiet month of July, Sunday’s daily sports docket presents a nice array of options from the sports fan, from baseball throughout the day—both past and present—to racing to a little something to stir the juices for college football.
Baseball is where it starts and the Red Sox-Orioles play the final game of their weekend set from Camden Yards for a TBS audience at 1:30 PM ET. Sunday is then bookended with the Cardinals-Braves on ESPN at 8 PM ET.
This is Hall of Fame Induction Weekend for baseball in Cooperstown, and Sunday is the day to induct three new members, including former New York Yankees’ owner Jacob Ruppert. He’s the man who acquired Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox, effectively reshaping the landscape of not only baseball, but of American sports in a way that continues to this day. MLB Network has coverage of all the festivities from Cooperstown, starting at 12:30 PM ET and going for three hours.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is running from Indianapolis, with the Crown Royal 400. ESPN is on the call at 1 PM ET, as the drivers return after a two-week break and the postseason looming around the corner in early September.
And if you’re so hungry for football that you can’t wait until September—or August, if NFL preseason games do it for you—then ESPNU is running some of the best games of the 2012 college football season. The best one starts early at 9 AM ET, when they re-telecast the Stanford-Oregon game from Eugene. The Cardinals’ rally and overtime win ultimately settled the Pac-12 title and opened the door for Alabama to get back into the BCS National Championship Game after their upset loss to Texas A&M a week earlier.