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Glu Launches MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017 Featuring NL MVP Kris Bryant

Tap Sports Baseball

Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play mobile games, today announced the availability of MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017 on the App Store and Google Play. In partnership with MLB, the Major League Baseball Players Association, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and ...

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Appel Spins Another Gem With ‘Stengel’

Stengel-Retirement Ceremony

When Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966, author Marty Appel surmises, he likely “played with or against or managed more” fellow Hall of Famers than any of the then-100+ enshrinees. Having been born before Babe Ruth, started his playing career in ...

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Team Cuba Shutout Gains First Topps Now English/Spanish Card

Team Cuba Espanol

Today’s combined shutout by four Team Cuba pitchers marks the first Topps NOW card to be produced in both English and Spanish. Bladimir Banos, Vladimir Garcia, Livan Moinella and Miguel Lahera combined for the 6-0, one-hit win over China in the second game for each team. The four lanzadores are ...

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2017 World Baseball Classic to be broadcast in 182 countries & territories

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Fifty-one media outlets have signed on to broadcast the 2017 World Baseball Classic, which began earlier today in Seoul, South Korea. The fourth installment of the premier international baseball tournament, which features the world’s top 16 National Teams competing over a 17-day span, will be distributed via media platforms in 182 countries ...

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Israel Victory First In Set As Topps Now™ to Feature WBC Greatest Moments Daily

Team Israel Win

Israel’s 10-inning victory over Korea on the first day of the World Baseball Classic™ gets the first Topps Now treatment as Topps, the exclusive trading card partner of Major League Baseball, and the WBC are teaming to bring baseball fans exclusive, tantalizing Topps Now™ cards starting today. Scott Burcham‘s two-out RBI single ...

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Yankees’ Sanchez Takes Mantle’s Vaunted No. 7 Topps Card

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New York Yankees star catcher Gary Sanchez, who hit 20 home runs in 53 games in his rookie season in 2016, may or may not be the next Mickey Mantle in the Yankees lineup. But the powerful 24-year-old is following in The Mick’s footsteps in another way for Yankees fans ...

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Baseball Fans Vote Kris Bryant to Card No. 1 for 2017 Topps Baseball

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Baseball fans have voted for the next player to be on Card No. 1 for 2017 Topps® Baseball. Chicago Cubs World Series Champion and National League Most Valuable Player Kris Bryant will grace Card No. 1. “It’s a huge honor with Card No. 1 depicting legends before me,” Bryant said. ...

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The Sweet Spot, a New Streaming TV Channel for Baseball Fans

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Evzone Media+Experiential, LLC, a documentary production company, announced today they are launching a new streaming television channel, The Sweet Spot – A Treasury of Baseball Stories. The Sweet Spot will feature an original documentary anthology series of the same name, focusing on deep, personal, and inside stories from players, coaches, ...

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WHOOP Announces Findings of Largest Performance Study Ever Conducted in Professional Sports

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WHOOP, the human performance optimization company, today announced the results of a performance study involving minor league players from nine Major League Baseball (MLB) organizations. The landmark study, which was conducted with 230 minor league players from June – November, 2016, was designed to monitor the relationship between physiological status ...

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Early Star’s Career, Untimely Death Recalled In Biography

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Even avid baseball fans are not likely to have heard of Win Mercer. His career–and, sadly, his life–over just before the detente between the National League and upstart American League would lead to the first World Series, Mercer toiled for always losing and mostly dismal Washington teams in seven of ...

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