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Ripken’s ‘Unbreakable’ Streak Honored With TOPPS Card Set

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When Lou Gehrig halted his consecutive game streak at 2130 in May 1939, it was, as his Yankee Stadium monument reads, a record that “…should stand for all time.” The carvers didn’t know that less than 200 miles to the southwest, in Aberdeen, Md., a three year old Cal Ripken lived who would one day sire ...

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Perfect Game Announces the Launch of PERFECTGAME.TV

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The world’s largest elite youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service, Perfect Game, announced today the launch of the only streaming network devoted to the sport at the grassroots level, PERFECTGAME.TV. Buoyed by 1,500 annual events (36,000+ games), 475,000 participating players and a website supported by 17 million unique visitors ...

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Dodgers Hall of Fame Broadcaster Vin Scully’s Personal Collection to Highlight Hunt Auctions Annual All-Star Live Auction, Sept. 23

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Hunt Auctions will present the personal collection of Hall of Fame member and iconic Dodgers sportscaster Vin Scully within its September 23, Live Internet Auction.  The auction was originally slated to take place live in Los Angeles as part of Hunt Auctions 16th annual MLB All-Star Game auction event but will now ...

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Mets’ Alonso Curates Topps Special Collecible Set Of 50 Cards

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In (the first) Spring Training, Topps met up with 2019 Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso to develop his own curated card set. Today, Alonso’s inspirations hit the collecting scene, as Topps introduces the 50-card series with a decidedly New York feel. Some of the elements selected by Alonso include ...

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Return Of Live Sports, Season Simulations Gives Strat-O-Matic Games A Record Setting Run

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With baseball, basketball, hockey and others back on the fields, courts and ice, and football training camps underway, fans have been able to enjoy live sports that the COVID-19 pandemic has denied them. With hopes high that the delayed seasons can continue through to their conclusions, fans’ enthusiasm for Strat-O-Matic ...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci TOPPS NOW® First Pitch Card Sells Record Of More Than 51K Copies In 24 Hours

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The toss may have been a “flattened curve” low and outside, but the Topps Company’s TOPPS NOW card depicting Thursday’s Major League Baseball opening night first pitch by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a leading expert on the current COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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Cleveland Stuns Dodgers In Strat-O-Matic 60-Game 2020 Season World Series

credit: Arturo Pardavila III

The 2020 baseball season will be unlike any other, a 60-game sprint that began last night replacing the normal 162-game grind. And just as that means different strategies and maybe a different outcome than a full slate would have produced, Strat-O-Matic’s (www.strat-o-matic.com) simulation of the truncated schedule meant a new ...

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Dodgers Dump Astros In Strat-O-World Series

Credit: Arturo Pardavila III on Flickr

With baseball set to begin the 2020 season on fields across the U.S. this week, Strat-O-Matic (www.strat-o-matic.com) today completed the remainder of its simulation of the original league schedule, through the playoffs. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who finished the regular season with a league-best 112-50 mark, made it stand up ...

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Intellivision Adds MLB, Evel Knievel, American Cornhole League To Sports Games

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Intellivision Entertainment LLC, the video game industry pioneer, announced today several of their latest licensing agreements, which focus on sports-themed games, include Major League Baseball, Evel Knievel, and the American Cornhole League. These partnerships bring additional highly-recognized brands to Intellivision Amico through a series of officially licensed games that are simple ...

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N.L. Downs A.L., 7-2, in Strat-O-Matic Simulation; Slim Jim Phantom Tops Drew Carey Managing Squads

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Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich‘s two-run home run in the fourth inning was one of five circuit clouts in the game as the National League topped the American, 7-2, in Strat-O-Matic’s simulation of the All-Star Game Tuesday night. TV host Drew Carey (American) and musician Slim Jim Phantom (National) managed the teams ...

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