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100+ Players Arrive For Second Week Of Hank Aaron Invitational

Marvin Freeman (Wikimedia Commons/Freemanbaseball) Week Two of the Hank Aaron Invitational, operated by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), will welcome 100 amateur baseball athletes – from diverse backgrounds and hailing from 22 states and Puerto Rico – to the Jackie Robinson Training Complex, in ...

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‘A Fastball For Freedom’ Imagines Turn Of The 22nd Century World, Baseball

If fans think baseball has changed a lot since they were kids, just wait until they find out what Gary Morgenstein has plotted out for the next few decades. In the second installment of his series of books, A Fastball for Freedom (BHC Press, 480 pps, $30.00), Morgenstein presents a ...

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Topps, Music City Baseball, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Launch Nashville Stars Rookie Cards

Music City Baseball’s (MCB) Music Industry Advisors have partnered with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Adidas, Topps Trading Cards, and the Fluent Group to launch an exclusive new series of Stars rookie cards and jerseys to honor former Negro Leagues players. MCB’s Music Industry Advisors include: Kane Brown, Luke Combs, ...

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2021 MLB All-Star Week Coverage on SiriusXM

All-Star Game (Eric Kilby on Flickr) SiriusXM today announced its extensive programming plans for Major League Baseball’s 2021 All-Star Week, which will deliver comprehensive coverage to listeners around the country and feature live broadcasts of the 91st All-Star Game Presented by Mastercard, the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, the SiriusXM All-Star Futures ...

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Forty Years Later, Cashman’s ‘Talkin’ Baseball’ Still Strikes Right Chord

The Whiz Kids had won it,Bobby Thomson had done it,And Yogi read the comics all the while. Those of us old enough to have lived through the 1981 baseball players’ strike (and, later the ‘94 lockout) remember how severely it damaged the fans’ connection with the sport, which may have ...

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Gehrig Career Simulations and ‘What If’ Highlight Strat-O-Matic Celebration Of Lou Gehrig Day

Lou Gehrig Yankee Stadium Retired Number (Wikimedia Commons/wallyg) Strat-O-Matic, the market leader in sports simulation, today released the results of three simulations tied to baseball’s observation of “Lou Gehrig Day” as part of its celebration of the endeavor across the sport. Full details of each simulation are posted at http://www.strat-o-matic.com. ...

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Strat-O-Matic To Celebrate Lou Gehrig Day With Simulations, ALS Association Donation

Lou Gehrig 1927 Strat-O-Matic Card With the recent announcement that baseball will observe “Lou Gehrig Day” annually on June 2, Strat-O-Matic, the market leader in sports simulation, today unveiled its plans to honor the all-time great first baseman whose untimely passing from ALS cut short his legendary career. In addition ...

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Topps, FOX MLB To Celebrate Baseball With Pop Artist Collaborations

Mookie Betts/Topps Bringing together the worlds of baseball, pop art and broadcasting, Topps and FOX Sports today announced collaborations with some of the most talented and influential pop artists in the world to produce original artwork displays and short-form content to be highlighted during FOX MLB broadcasts this season. The ...

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Happy Opening Day! Atlanta Tops Oakland In Strat-O-Matic 2021 Baseball Simulation

Yordan Alvarez (Flickr/Ken Lund) Atlanta and Oakland meet in the World Series, with the Braves earning their first title in 26 years, in Strat-O-Matic’s simulation of the 2021 baseball season, announced today prior to the first pitch in games across the country. According to the full 162-game slate and playoffs ...

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SI, Topps Team for a 70th Anniversary Card Set Featuring Classic Baseball Covers

SI/Topps Sports industry titans, Sports Illustrated and Topps, come together to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first Topps baseball cards with a new series launching March 16. With a total of 70 cards in the special edition set, each one will depict one of the most memorable Sports Illustratedbaseball ...

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